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UK car insurance for a UK non-resident

Last post Mon, Nov 14 2011, 3:35 PM by huckster. 4 replies.
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  •  Mon, Nov 14 2011, 3:35 PM

    Re: UK car insurance for a UK non-resident

    russth:I have the exact same problem, and the BIBA have told me nobody can do this in the UK. Which broker did you find?

    They may have gone to Stuartcollins.com who apparently specialise in this area.

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  •  Mon, Nov 14 2011, 2:48 PM

    Re: UK car insurance for a UK non-resident

    I have the exact same problem, and the BIBA have told me nobody can do this in the UK. Which broker did you find?
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  •  Mon, Aug 22 2011, 2:54 PM

    Re: UK car insurance for a UK non-resident

    Hi Aviva said no when I rang. But... have found a UK broker who specialise in policies for UK registered cars for non residents.. There is full 12 month cover for whole of euope.
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  •  Mon, May 09 2011, 12:05 AM

    Re: UK car insurance for a UK non-resident

    Try Aviva via a broker, who should be able to arrange cover for a non uk resident. You won't have any NCD on a second car, so you will be starting from scratch on it, which will make it rather expensive.

    As an alternative, have you looked into your daughter Insuring a second car and registering it in her name with DVLA . This might make life a bit easier in regard to issues with DVLA (tax disc, advising of SORN etc) and also her arranging MOT's/servicing when due. You can be added as named drivers on the policy, so you can drive it when you are over and your daughter can use it if required, which will help to keep it in running order.

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  •  Sun, May 08 2011, 9:24 PM

    UK car insurance for a UK non-resident

    Hi. 'Expat Brit' looking for UK car insurance advice, please:

    I’m a 66 year old UK-born citizen/passport holder, resident ‘full time’ in France since 2005. Likewise my wife, 65. We are both ‘retired’ - formerly UK local authority professionals.

    I have had French (AXA France) ‘fully comp’ insurance (on a UK RHD drive car, now French registered) for all this period.

    As my wife and I now plan to spend more time in the UK - say 3 - 4 months a year – we are thinking of buying a UK car – say a 1.6 Focus or Megane - for use in the UK. The car would be based and garaged at my daughter’s home in NE Wales; for the foreseeable future we would not have a ‘permanent’ UK address.

    When last resident in the UK we both owned cars, and had maximum NCD on UK policies. We have both had (clean) UK driving licences for over 40 years, and have had 'no claims' either in the UK, France or anywhere else in at least the last 25 years. My currrent NCD in France is 'maximum'.

    We frequently hire cars when visiting the UK, but have now decided it may be more economic to buy a used car than to rent over extended periods.

    Will I be able to buy UK private car insurance for myself and my wife; and if so, from whom, please?

    ‘Guzziman’, SW France (I also have a ’72 Moto Guzzi!)

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