When the wrong postcode puts insurance out of your reach

November 1, 2016 | 5years | Insurance News

Insuring a Ford Focus in Bradford could cost £1,265, but in Truro? That will be a mere £350. And it’s not just cars

Ed Atherton knows he has a fight on his hands every time he renews his annual motor insurance. With a job as a finance and administration assistant and a five-year no claims bonus, he should be a good risk. That he wants to cover a six-year-old VW Passat – a “bog standard family car” – should mean that his premium is unremarkable. The problem Atherton and his wife Jenny have is that they live in Salford, Manchester. When insurers discover this they start ramping up their premium quotes.

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