Harry Potter Riskier than Pete Doherty, Says Confusedcom
Released on: March 19, 2008, 3:38 am
Press Release Author: Confused.com
Press Release Summary: Despite having a flawless driving license and no motoring or drug convictions to speak of, squeaky clean Daniel Radcliffe has to pay nearly four times (367%) more than Babyshambles front-man and notorious hell-raiser Pete Doherty for his car insurance, says Confused.com.
Press Release Body: Based on 18 year-old Radcliffe registering his Fiat Punto at his Fulham address, and on 29 year-old Pete Doherty registering his Jaguar X-Type at his Wiltshire abode, Confused.com found that their annual car insurance quotes differed by up to £3,451.69, or 508%, in some instances. The colossal disparity between the stars' quotes is all the more shocking when taking into account Pete Doherty's convictions for a string of drug and driving offences.
Debra Williams, managing director of Confused.com, says: "It is frustrating that Daniel Radcliffe, who owns a modest car and lives a 'clean' lifestyle, is expected to pay a high price for his car insurance, just because he is under the age of 25 and living in London. Despite his rock 'n' roll lifestyle, string of convictions, and swanky Jaguar X-Type, Pete Doherty's insurance is, on average, £2,680 per year cheaper than his youthful celebrity counterpart, predominantly because he is nearly a decade older.
"Daniel needs to avoid falling foul of typical teenage misdemeanours, such as speeding and driving without due care and attention. Keeping his license clean, making sure he builds up his no claims bonus, will definitely enable Daniel to reap the benefits in the next few years."
Notes to editors
Confused.com is one of the UK's biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002, it dominates the car insurance aggregator market and generates around one million quotes per month. It has expanded its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include home insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance, breakdown cover and energy, as well as financial services products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance.
Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides its customers with a free, wholly objective comparison service to help with their decision making. Using cutting-edge technology, Confused.com has developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers search, buy and apply for whichever product or policy best matches their individual needs. Prices quoted on Confused.com are the same, or cheaper, than going to the insurer direct. Confused.com's service is based on the most up to date information provided by UK suppliers and industry regulators.
Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.
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