Car Insurance with Points

Car Insurance with Points

Finding car insurance when you have points doesn't have to be a challenge. Our specialists will help you find cover from a panel of trusted providers.

01792 522622

Mon-Fri 8.30am-8.00pm, Sat 9.00am-5.30pm

About Car Insurance with Points

Group

Add additional drivers

We can help you find cover for multiple vehicles and multiple drivers

Flexibility

Range of policies

We have access to a panel of leading insurers, and will help you find the policy that is right for you.

Direct Debit

Pay by Direct Debit

You can spread the cost of your cover by paying with monthly instalments by Direct Debit

Certificate

Chat to our specialists

We can arrange cover with some of the UK’s best-known insurance providers, including Aviva, Ageas and Liverpool Victoria

Features of Car Insurance for Drivers with Points

Standard cover

Our specialist advisors are here to help

Sometimes, it’s easier to pick up the phone and have a chat. Our team are here to talk you through your best options available through our panel. Just let us know if you'd like to speak to the same person each time you call us.

Request a quote for car insurance with points

We’ll make finding the right policy simple. We’re always happy to narrow down the options that meet your requirements and chat you through them. When you’re covered, we’ll email your policy documents to you so you have all the info you need to hand.

Cover that works for you

Once we know exactly what you’re looking for, we’ll approach our panel of providers to find you policies that suit your needs.

Flexible car cover

We can arrange two levels of car insurance: (1) Third-party fire and theft – cover to a third party for injury and damage if your car is in an accident, and cover for your own vehicle as a result of fire or if it is stolen; (2) Comprehensive – also includes accidental damage to your car in an accident.

How do I make a claim?

When you need to make a claim, we’ll guide you through the process and get your claim settled as quickly as possible.

1.

Find your insurance documents

and make sure you have all your information at hand, including your policy number

2.

Call the claims team

on 0344 892 1798 and explain exactly what happened

3.

Provide photos if requested

to help us understand what happened as quickly as we can

Relaxed Person Making Claim

Car Insurance with Points FAQs

Question

I have points on my license, can you provide me with a quote?

Answer

We are here to help you find a policy that meets your requirements. We have access to a panel of insurers who we will approach for a quotation.

Question

Can I speak to a real person?

Answer

Yes, our friendly team of advisors are here to talk you through any questions about arranging your cover. They’ll guide you through the decision-making process with their specialist knowledge. If you’d rather speak to the same person every time you call us, just let us know.

Question

Do I need to let you know if I have a drink or drug-related driving conviction?

Answer

Yes, we do need to know of any unspent drink or drug-related convictions.

Question

I’ve completed a speed awareness course – will this make my insurance more expensive?

Answer

No, in fact you do not need to let us know. We will need you to inform us of any unspent driving convictions before we provide you with a quote though.

Question

My previous car insurance was cancelled, what are my options?

Answer

Although some providers are unable to provide cover for customers who have had a policy cancelled, we have access to a panel of leading insurers who we can approach for a quotation who may be able to help.

Question

Is this cover specifically for drivers with points?

Answer

No, our specialist motor advisors help all kinds of higher risk drivers to find cover. 

Question

Why is it so hard to find insurance when I’ve had a policy cancelled in the past?

Answer

Unfortunately, you may be viewed as a higher risk customer by some insurance providers. We have access to a panel of leading insurers who we can approach for a quotation who may be able to help.

Question

Will I have to have a black box in my vehicle?

Answer

We work with a range of insurers, with options available that don't require the installation of a black box.

Question

How can I lower my premium if I have convictions on my driving license?

Answer

There’s no denying that unspent driving convictions can result in a higher insurance premium, but there are things you can try to help reduce it. For example, driving fewer miles can help to reduce your premium. You could also consider increasing the excess on your policy, as insurers will give you a discount if you increase the amount you are responsible for in the event of an incident. 

Question

Why might I be asked for a credit check to buy this type of insurance?

Answer

Insurers may ask you to consent to a credit check for a quotation as it may affect the rate that they charge. In addition, a credit check is required if you choose to pay by instalments via our preferred provider, Premium Credit Limited.

Question

How do I know if I'm classed as a high risk offender?

Answer

The DVLA provide a list of what constitutes a high risk driver, please see below:

  • Exceeding the statutory limit on a public road
  • Driving above the legal alcohol limit
  • Failure to provide a specimen
  • Breaching control of the vehicle
  • Dangerous driving
  • Using a vehicle uninsured against third party risks
  • Disobeying traffic light instructions
  • More than 12 penalty points in 3 years
  • Failing to stop after an accident 

Question

What is a No Claims Bonus (NCB)?

Answer

This is a discount awarded for the completion of 12 months of continuous claim free insurance. No Claims Bonus can only be earned and used in your own name and on one vehicle at a time. It is not acceptable if it expired more than 3 years prior to the inception of your new policy. Your No Claims Bonus is reduced after a fault claim (please refer to your policy wording for more details). If you are unsure if your No Claims Bonus is valid you can call our experienced advisors on 01792 522622 who will be happy to help and advise you. Some insurers will allow up to a period of 3 years after cancellation.

Question

What is an insurance excess?

Answer

This is the first part of each claim which you (not your insurer) must pay. There are two types of excess:

Compulsory excess - this is an excess that has been applied as a requirement by your insurer and will vary according to your personal circumstances and the terms of cover provided. A compulsory excess may be required if you drive a particular vehicle or you have inexperienced drivers on your policy. There is also a compulsory excess for fire, theft, windscreen claims or malicious damage.

Voluntary excess - This will apply where you agree with your insurer to pay a greater part of each claim, in addition to your compulsory excess. A voluntary excess can be increased or decreased at your request during your online quotation and it may affect your premium.

Question

Fault and non-fault claims - what is the difference?

Answer

A fault claim is any claim resulting in your insurer being liable (paying for the claim). For example, you are not to blame for a theft claim but your insurer would be liable, as they have no other party to recover the costs from.

If your insurer pays for your damages in the event of a claim, for example where a third party hit your vehicle, but then re-coups their costs via the third party's insurer, this would be a non-fault claim as your insurer was not liable.

Question

If I have an accident and I do not wish to make a claim, do I still have to notify my insurer?

Answer

Yes, you should inform your insurer of any incident the insured vehicle is involved in, so that your policy is always fully up to date, even if no claim is to be made. All incidents should be reported to 0800 9537 537.

Question

What is an immobiliser?

Answer

An electronic immobiliser is a device fitted to the vehicle that disables the engine of your vehicle when it is not in operation by you. Some newer vehicles have these factory fitted by the manufacturer and are normally shown within your vehicle brochure. It is also possible to have one fitted by a garage or specialist, who would supply a certificate of installation detailing the exact model of your vehicle's immobiliser. A copy of your fitment certificate may be required.

A manual immobiliser is a device which is usually placed on the steering wheel or gear lever of your vehicle.

There are two types of Thatcham graded immobiliser:

T2 = An immobiliser that has been judged to comply to the Thatcham criteria.

T1 = An alarm/immobiliser combination that has been judged to comply to the Thatcham criteria.

Question

Can I pay in instalments?

Answer

If you would prefer to spread the cost of your car insurance policy, you have the option of setting up a Direct Debit to pay your premium in equal monthly instalments through our preferred provider, Premium Credit Limited (PCL).

To find out more about PCL and direct debit payments, select Direct Debit.

To understand more about how PCL work together with Towergate, please read our Regulatory Information.