Do I Lose My No Claims Bonus If Someone Hits Me?

Can I keep my no claims bonus if I don’t have a car?

If you haven’t had your own car insurance for a little while (maybe you sold your car, stopped driving or moved overseas), most car insurance companies will honour your old no-claims discount when you take out new cover.

Unfortunately, this grace period only tends to last for two years..

Will my insurance pay if it was my fault?

If you are considered at fault for an accident or loss, your insurer won’t be able to recover their costs if they’ve paid for your repairs. Not only that, the third party or their insurer will probably claim back their own costs from your insurance company.

How does no claim bonus work?

A no-claims bonus – also known as a no-claims discount – is a percentage discount your insurer shaves off your insurance premium to reward you for not having made a car insurance claim in the previous year. So if, for example, you had a no-claims bonus of 30%, you’d pay £700 where you would otherwise have paid £1,000.

Can 2 people insure the same car?

Don’t worry – you can legally have more than one car insurance policy for the same car – there’s nothing to stop you doing it. And if you take out a second car insurance policy when you already have one, it won’t mean the first policy is void.

How long do no claims last if not driving?

2 yearsHow long does no claim bonus last? If you’ve had a break from driving for a while, you may still be to apply your no claim discount to a new policy you take out. Most insurers will allow you to use a no claim discount if you’ve been absent from driving for 2 years or less – though some may extend this to 3 years.

What does 50/50 mean in a car accident?

If liability is agreed on a 50/50 basis, it means that you and the other side have both accepted 50% responsibility for the accident. You will receive 50% of the overall value of your claim* from the other side’s insurance company.

Is protected NCD worth it?

It depends on your personal situation whether it’s worth protecting your no claims discount. If you have five years’ no claims discount, it will significantly cut the cost of your car insurance. You could lose all that for just one accident. … You’ll continue to pay less on your premium even if you have an accident.

Do you need proof of no claims?

If you’ve switched to a new provider and stated your no claims bonus (NCB) when you were quoted, you’ll need to give proof of the NCB – typically within seven to 21 days. If you can’t provide it by then, your insurance may be cancelled or your premium could go up.

Do you lose all your no claims after an accident?

Even if you do have to claim for an accident that was your fault, you could still keep some of your NCB. If you make one claim during your insurance period, you’ll lose two years of the Bonus. So, if you have five or more years NCB, it will reduce to three years at renewal.

How do I prove NCD?

There are three main forms of proof:The renewal invite from your current or previous insurer will state the number of years you’ve enjoyed a no claims bonus.A cancellation letter from your previous insurer, as long as it states your no claim bonus.A letter from your previous insurer confirming your no claims bonus.

Do all insurers ask for proof of no claims?

Do insurance companies ask for proof of no-claims? Yes. When switching insurance providers, most will request that you provide proof of your no-claims bonus when getting a quote.

Will my insurance go up if I have protected no claims?

If you’ve protected your no claims discount, then making a claim shouldn’t affect the number of years that contribute to your NCD. However, if you’ve had an accident, the basic cost of your premium is likely to go up.

What happens if I can’t prove my no claims bonus?

If you don’t provide proof of no claims within the time limit, your new policy could be cancelled, leaving you uninsured, or your premiums could be increased as if you didn’t have a no claims discount.

What does it mean if my no claims bonus is not protected?

Protecting your car’s no claims bonus A way to safeguard your no claims bonus is to pay an additional amount on top of your car insurance to protect it. This means that even if you were to make a claim, your no claims bonus would stay intact.