Holidaymakers ripped off by car rental insurance policies

Holidaymakers are being ripped off by car rental insurance policies up to 14 TIMES more expensive than better cover bought online, watchdogs warn Policies can be up to 14 times more expensive than better cover available online A week's cover in Malaga cost £203 with Europcar, the most expensive provider Six biggest firms charge average of £147 for week’s insurance in Spanish resorts

By Victoria Bischoff for the Daily Mail

Published: 00:01 BST, 5 September 2020 | Updated: 00:02 BST, 5 September 2020

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Holidaymakers are being ripped off on car rental insurance, watchdogs warned last night.

Policies can be up to 14 times more expensive than better cover available online, according to Which?

It found that a week’s cover in Malaga cost £203 with Europcar, the most expensive provider. However the cheapest, online provider Chew Insurance, charged just £14 – a saving of £189.

It found that a week¿s cover in Malaga cost £203 with Europcar, the most expensive provider (file photo)

It found that a week’s cover in Malaga cost £203 with Europcar, the most expensive provider (file photo)

The six biggest car hire firms charge an average of £147 for a week’s insurance in the Spanish resort area. By comparison, the six top-rated independent policies sold online cost just £23 on average.

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