Age UK faces further criticism on insurance deals

February 5, 2016 | 4years | Insurance News

The charity Age UK is facing further criticism - this time for selling insurance deals that may not be the best value for money.

On Thursday, the Sun newspaper claimed the charity was earning £6m a year from recommending energy deals that were not the cheapest available.

Now the paper says Age UK earned £21.9m last year from selling insurance.

The charity said it "strongly" rejected the latest allegations, and interpretation of figures.

Deals on car insurance being promoted by Age UK did not appear to offer the best value for money, the Sun claimed.

An Age UK policy for a woman of 70 driving a 2005 Nissan Micra would cost £544, according to its website.

But Ageas, which supplies the policy, offers a cheaper deal under its Kwikfit brand, for just £371.

However, some of Age UK's other insurance deals were cheaper than rival quotes.

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