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
Just over a year ago
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