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Young Driver Insurance

If you’re new to the road, here’s our guide to Marmalade’s flexible insurance options for young drivers

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Why is young driver’s car insurance so expensive?
It’s an unfortunate fact that young drivers are statistically more likely to be involved in an accident than more experienced drivers. Young drivers are a higher risk group, and unfortunately, higher risk inevitably equals higher premiums. All is not lost though – black box insurance can help young drivers get on the road in a more affordable way – as they can prove themselves as safe drivers and earn a discount at renewal based on their own driving score. Drivers with a black box are also less likely to be involved in an accident, so having one will increase the likelihood that you’ll earn your No Claims Discount!

Young Driver Car Insurance options

After you’ve got over the initial excitement of getting your provisional licence or passing your test – the cost of getting on the road can come as a shock – whether you’re looking to insure your own car or get added as a named driver on your parents’ policy!

Fear not, Marmalade have some fantastic options to help you get on the road in a more affordable way – on your own set of wheels or on a parent’s car.

Short term insurance
Annual Young Driver Insurance

If you’re looking for temporary policy on a car you plan to borrow from a friend or family member, discover our short-term insurance options for before and after you pass your test:

    • Learner Driver Insurance covers provisional licence holders to drive a friend or family member’s car for driving practice before the driving test. Choose cover from 30 days to a year.
    • Student Driver Insurance gives university and boarding school students 7, 14, 21 or 28 days cover to borrow a friend’s or family member’s car in the holidays.

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Find out more about Black Box Insurance and get a guide price in less than a minute by just letting us a know a little bit about yourself!

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Finding the best insurance for young drivers

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Choose a black box policy
If the young driver is the main driver, black box policies offer fairer pricing for young drivers as they’re proven to reduce the risk of accidents, and allow insurers to offer a price based on how individuals drive, rather than young drivers in general
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Consider car sharing
Buying a new car and insurance can be a fair whack – as can get getting insured as a named driver. If the young driver isn’t going to do a lot of miles, an annual policy that allows them to drive the family car could be an affordable option
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Get cover on demand
If a young driver is away at uni or school - short term options, on a provisional or full licence, allow the young person to buy cover in more affordable chunks that fit around their needs. What's more, cover can be instant!

How much is insurance for a young driver?

The cost of your insurance will depend on a number of factors, including your age, where you live, the car you’re driving, your driving history, the miles you drive and your occupation (to name just a few!).

Here’s an idea as to what young drivers could expect to pay with a black box, based on averages paid by Marmalade drivers:

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Here’s an idea as to what young drivers could expect to pay with a black box, based on averages paid by Marmalade drivers:

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Here's the data behind the the stats...

  • £1196.32 was the average premium for Marmalade Black Box Insurance customers who purchased a policy from 1st October 2019 – 31st December 2019.
  • Customers save 26% on average at their first renewal, based on Marmalade Black Box Insurance renewals from 1.05.2019 to 31.10.2019.
  • Provisional licence holders pay £265 less for Black Box Insurance on average, than full licence holders, and £202 less for Named Young Driver Insurance, based on Marmalade sales from 1.08.2019 – 31.10.2019.

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Cover at every stage

From learner, to full licence and beyond – we have young drivers covered with flexible options for every stage of their driving journey.

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We put young drivers first

We only insure young and learner drivers, so we’ve always got your needs in mind and work with our underwriters to offer the best price and cover.

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Our drivers are safer drivers

Thanks to smart black box technology, our drivers are nearly 4 times safer¹ than the national average!

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We help you into your first car

We’re not just about insurance. If you’re looking for a new car – we offer brand new cars with FREE insurance!²

Why insure with us

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Insurance designed around the needs of young drivers

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Cover for every stage of driving

Frequently asked questions

Can I save money by getting a parent to insure my car and add me as a named driver?

If the young driver is the main driver of a car, and a parent insures the car in their name with the young person as the named driver, it is illegal and will invalidate the insurance. This practice is called fronting and could be a very costly mistake, and affect your ability to get insurance in the future, not to mention get you in trouble with the police! It is simply not worth it. If the young driver is the main driver of the car, they must have an insurance policy in their name to ensure they have the right cover. Adding a parent to the policy can reduce the premium in some cases.

If the car is registered to a parent or guardian, can the young driver be insured as the main driver?

This is a question we get asked a lot. Mum or Dad may have bought a car that they have earmarked for one, or more, of their children to use when they pass their driving test. If the young driver will be the main user, they can take out our Black Box Insurance in their name, and you can leave the car registered to you. If the driver is aged under 22, we do require a parent or guardian to be added as a named driver to the policy.

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