Quick Answer: How Long Can I Keep My No Claims Bonus Without A Car?

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

If you go a year without making a claim on your car insurance policy you’ll receive a no claims discount or bonus (NCD), which could mean money off your renewal premium..

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 no claim bonus is calculated?

In motor insurance, No Claim Bonus, as the name suggests, is the insurer’s reward to the policyholder for not making a claim in the preceding years. That is, NCB – which is a discount ranging from 20-50% on premium payable cannot be claimed as a right but has to be earned by maintaining a claim-free record.

How many years no claims do I lose 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.

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.

How long can I keep my no claims bonus without 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.

Do you lose your no claims bonus after 2 years?

The expiry period for an unused no claims bonus is two years after you’ve cancelled your last policy. So if you have taken a break from driving but you don’t want to lose your NCB, you’ll have to take out a new policy within two years to carry on where you left off.

What’s the maximum no claims discount?

Nine (9) or more years genuine No Claims Discount is the maximum discount offered.

Can you lie about your no claims bonus?

Lying or withholding facts It may sound worth the risk but it rarely is. If you make a claim and the insurer finds out you’ve withheld information – or told a downright lie- your claim is likely to be turned down. Worse still, you could be prosecuted for fraud.

Do you lose no claims if not your fault?

If you make a claim on your policy where your insurer pays out, you’ll generally lose some, or all, of your no-claims bonus. But if you’re hit by another car and it’s agreed that you weren’t at fault, your insurer may be able to reclaim the payout from the other car’s insurer and your NCB may not be affected.

Is it worth having no claims discount protection?

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.

Is 9 years no claims the maximum?

Our maximum No Claims Bonus (also known as No Claims Discount) level is 9 years, so it will automatically be displayed as such on your renewal notice.

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 many years before I can protect my no claims bonus?

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.

Do I get no claim bonus as a second driver?

Do I earn no-claims bonus as a named driver? Sorry, but no. Only the policyholder can earn a full no-claims bonus. That said, if you’re a named driver looking to buy your own car, speak to the insurance provider covering the car you currently drive.

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.

Will I lose my no claims if I cancel my car insurance?

Each car insurance provider has a different policy when it comes to cancelling so check your insurance documents first. … So if you cancel your car your insurance, you probably won’t get the money back on those features. You will also lose your no claims discount for cancelling your car insurance policy early.