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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.

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Women drivers to face insurance premium rise

Women drivers could pay more insurance under new EU rules Credit: David Jones/PA Wire

New European rules come into force today which mean some women are set for a shock when their next car insurance quote lands on the doormat.

The new gender-neutral rules stem from a European Court of Justice ruling last year which means insurers are no longer able to consider a customer's gender when calculating how much they pay for their car or life insurance, or what their retirement income should be.

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