Car insurance premiums fall to lowest level in four years

Car insurance premiums are the lowest they have been in four years because of a dramatic fall in claims as a result of the lockdown. 

The average car insurance quote cost £679 in April, according to data compiled by online comparison site comparethemarket.com. This is the lowest since March 2016 and is down £43.20 from last April.

April’s figures are £33.12 cheaper than last month and since February 2020, when the effects of the virus began to take hold in Britain, the average insurance premium has fallen £56.

Drivers that bought cover earlier this year, or have renewals later in

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Teen spending hits lowest point in nearly a decade as coronavirus concerns grow

Dive Brief:

  • Teens tightened their budgets this spring as the coronavirus worsened and more people self-quarantined. Self-reported spending for the age group fell 13% year-on-year and 4% sequentially from Feb. 17 to March 27, reaching the lowest point since the fall of 2011, according to the latest semi-annual survey of Gen Z habits from Piper Sandler.
  • Food remains teens’ top priority with a 25% share of spending, up from 23% in the fall. Chick-fil-A landed as the No. 1 preferred restaurant brand for the age group, besting Starbucks, which still commanded a double-digit share. Chipotle also made notable gains over
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