UK: Men still paying more than women for car insurance five years after EU ruling

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'Men are still routinely being charged more than women for car insurance, five years after the introduction of an EU rule intended to end price discrimination by gender.

The EU’s gender directive moved to eliminate the practice of insurers automatically favouring women and as a result discounting their premiums by hundreds of pounds. This had been commonplace in the industry, and gave rise to companies like Sheila’s Wheels aimed solely at women drivers.

But new data shows that even when automatic gender-specific pricing is removed, men are still paying more - because insurers' data continues to rate the majority of male drivers as a riskier proposition.'

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