What Is Protected No Claim Discount?

Do I lose all my no claims discount if I have 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..

Do you need to provide 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.

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.

Why does my insurance go up when someone hits me?

Because car insurance is all about risk, the more accidents you have, regardless of fault, the higher the probability is that you could be involved in another crash. This means that you pose a higher risk to insure for your company.

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 does protected no claims discount mean?

What is a protected no-claims bonus? Protecting your NCB allows you to have a certain amount of “at fault” accidents without affecting the bonus. So if you have an accident, the NCB remains intact even if your insurer can’t claim their costs back.

How is NCB calculated?

Usually, third-party liability insurance premium accounts for up to 20% of the total premium amount. So, the earned NCB percentage will be calculated on the total premium minus the third-party liability premium.

How many years before you can protect no claims?

five yearsNormally you need to have at least five years No Claims Discount to qualify for No Claims Protection, however we have three insurers who do offer this benefit on a lower amount of No Claims Discount.

How long does no claims discount last?

two yearsProof of no claims is usually only valid for two years, which means if you’re off the road for any reason or don’t have your own policy for more than two years, you’ll be back to zero NCD the next time you take out cover.

What is proof of no claims?

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.

How does no claim discount 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. … For each consecutive year that you don’t make any claims, the discount increases.

Is it worth protecting no claims discount?

According to research by MoneySupermarket, by not protecting your no claims discount (NCD) – or no claims bonus – your premium could rise by 30 per cent if you make a claim. However, protecting a five-year NCD adds £23 on average to annual premiums. So if you stay claim-free, you’ll end up out of pocket.