Harry Potter Riskier than Pete Doherty, Says Confusedcom

Released on: March 19, 2008, 3:38 am

Press Release Author: Confused.com

Industry: Media

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

About Confused.com:

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.




Web Site: http://www.confused.com

Contact Details: For further information please contact:

Jennifer Rose/ Caroline Spindlove
Confused.com
02920 434 398 / 02920 434 393

Gug Kyriacou/ Joanna Harte/ Karen Wagg
Polhill Communications
020 7655 0550

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