Are women renting
vans much in 2011?
In the same month that the European Court of Justice
is to ban the use of gender in insurance policies from December
2012 in UK and following on from the Davies Report on inequality
in the boardroom in the UK, men are still the main renters of
Just over a year ago
was launched to advertise van
hire excess insurance products. In February 2011 out
of sixteen sales that was generated only one was for a woman.
This has been a typical percentage for the past twelve months.
This is probably true due to the fact that the majority of vans
are driven by men, however do women ever hire them on their own?
Probably not that often compared to the thousands of cars they
rent each year.
you drive on the UK's motorways, you don't actually see too many
female van drivers.
at sales of car hire excess insurance, the majority of people
buying this appear to come under the "male" category. Is this
because there are more male business people travelling and hiring
a car, or do these come from the holidays and breaks that people
take and the "male" in the household makes the booking and rents
and drive when on holidays?
years ago we rented a van to drive to France to take furniture
and equipment to our holiday home. The rental agreement was in
my name, but my wife and son were insured to drive the van and
shared the driving. Would this also be typical of someone renting
a van in Birmingham to move house or go to IKEA to buy a quantity
have found that some car hire excess companies cover all the drivers
who are renting the vehicle insurance, however the "lead driver"
is often male.
you take out car
hire or motorhome
insurance there is no difference in costs for a man
or women. Drivers over the age of 75 (to around 85) will have
to pay more and this is of course different to the "Gender issue"
for car insurance in the UK.
there be much change in the year ahead on the van hire excess
insurance sales in the next twelve months? I doubt it.
is most important however if you rent a van that you take out
the approriate van hire excess insurance and buying on line from
an independent van hire excess insurance company will usually
cost you a lot less than by buying it from the van hire company
Suter of jml Property Services - March 2011
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important points to remember when you hire a car, van or motorhome