Is Your Career Affecting Your Car Insurance?

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New research reveals that occupation significantly affects premiums. New research from confused.com - the UK’s leading car insurance comparison engine - has revealed that what you do for a living plays a major part in determining how much you pay for car insurance.

New research from http://www.confused.com - the UK's leading car insurance comparison engine - has revealed that what you do for a living plays a major part in determining how much you pay for car insurance.

Confused.com carried out the research looking at 365 professions – including everything from juggler to judge, each living at the same address, and driving exactly the same Vauxhall Astra car. The title of lowest average premium fell to bank managers paying just £309.39, whilst professional footballers were considered the highest risk with an average car insurance quote of £691.69.

Bizarrely, choirmasters, clowns and comedians ended up paying over £200 more for their car insurance than teachers, clergymen or biologists.

Commenting on the latest research, Kate Armstrong, Managing Director of Confused.com, said: "Although occupation is just one element that can effect you car insurance premium, making sure that you put down the right career is critical. Take for example a TV broadcaster paying £448 for their insurance; if they'd described themselves as a TV announcer they’d have to pay an average premium of £681.

"Although you can't keep chopping and changing your career to get the best deal on your car insurance, you can make sure you're not paying above the odds. Typically the cheapest car insurance quote found by Confused.com's shop around search engine was 57% below that of the average premium."

Confused.com is the UK's fastest and most comprehensive car insurance search site, instantly searching and comparing car insurance prices from 96 per cent of insurers, bringing back a full list of prices in under five minutes. Since its launch in January 2003, the average annual amount that drivers save using Confused.com has been in excess of £150.

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