IT Consultants – Get Cheaper Car Insurance!

One of my favourite sites is Martin Lewis’ excellent – a veritable information overload for anyone looking to save a few quid here and there on anything from Insurance to eating out.

Martin recently published an article on getting the cheapest Car Insurance, which included a tip for subtly tweaking the Occupation you list when applying for Car Insurance to make sure you get the cheapest deal. You can take a look at your own potential savings by using the web-site yourself!

For instance – I usually list my occupation as "IT Consultant", but if I tweak that a little to become a "Computer Engineer", my Insurance premium drops by pounds!

It’s worth remembering that listing an inaccurate occupation may cause you future problems (I doubt I could be considered a "Lighting Technican" for instance, even thought this would give me a further discount still…) but frankly, I’m happy not to be a Consultant if it means paying less. 🙂


2 Responses to “IT Consultants – Get Cheaper Car Insurance!”

  1. 1 Andy May 1, 2008 at 10:36 am

    Isn\’t this just crazy?!
    I remember a conversation with the MD in an old job who was complaining about the price of company car insurance
    Apparently he\’d been told that people who work in IT are "higher risk" hence more expensive premiums

  2. 2 Richard May 1, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Higher risk for IT professionals? Pfff! What could be safer than driving along whilst finding your favoured iPod tracks via the dashboard, tapping a destination into your Sat-Nav screen, reading an e-mail, and chatting hands-free to your geeky colleagues? I can\’t understand the higher premiums myself… 😉

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