Insurers 'could capitalise on new rules'

There may be a period of a few days or weeks when the market adjusts.

There are over 100 companies trying to get business and they will inevitably monitor what the others are doing.

– Kevin Pratt, Insurance expert at MoneySupermarket.com

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Cost of women's insurance rises

Women could see their car and life insurance premiums rise steeply from today as a European ruling comes into force that means insurers are no longer able to consider a customer's gender when calculating how much they pay.