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East of England Car Insurance Costs

In the East of England, the average cost of cheap comprehensive car insurance for our sample driver was around £720, which is a bit higher than the average cost of car insurance in the UK. There was a huge difference in car insurance costs from company to company, however, with companies like Ageas, One Call and Tesco quoting 2X as much as the cheapest car insurance companies, which included popular Churchill and LV= (see the largest UK car insurance companies).

Chart comparing cheap car insurance companies in the East of England of England

Comprehensive cover is often the best value. Our pricing analysis showed that Third Party Only cover costs 2X as much as Comprehensive cover in the East of England—£1,552 on average for TPO cover vs. £717 for Comprehensive cover—making Comprehensive much better value for money in most cases.

These are just sample prices—the cheapest or best car insurance brand for you might be a different company not mentioned here.

East of England, England Car Insurance Brokers

Working with a broker can be beneficial for East of England drivers who want to spend time discussing their insurance options or who aren't comfortable buying a policy online. Just be aware that you might pay more to a broker—for starters each broker works with just a selection of insurance companies and might not have access the cheapest plan for your needs. In addition, brokers often charge an arrangement fee and/or higher cancellation fees. Be sure to ask about these. Below, we've compiled a list of car insurance agents in the East of England, all of which have been rated with at least 4.5 out of 5 stars by customers.

East of England Car Insurance BrokersAddressPhone Number
Uttings Insurance Brokers16 The Fairland, Hingham, Norwich NR9 4HN01953 850459
Drayton Insurance ServicesManor Farm Barn, School Rd, Drayton, Norwich NR8 6EF01603 954054
The Insurance Centre8-10 Cromer Rd, Norwich NR6 6ND01603 400755
Alan Boswell GroupHarbour House, 126 Thorpe Rd, Norwich NR1 1UL01603 218000
R Todd Insurance Services Ltd3 Church Ln, Gorleston-on-Sea, Great Yarmouth NR31 7BE01493 603313
West Norfolk Insurance Services Ltd24 Tuesday Market Pl, King's Lynn PE30 1JJ01553 774301
Van Pelt Insurance Services6 Ferry Square, West Lynn, King's Lynn PE34 3JQ01553 775861
A-Plan Insurance1 Surrey St, Norwich NR1 3NX01603 863020
Mancroft9 Charing Cross, Norwich NR2 4AX01603 616050
IBA Insurance Services LtdOsborne House, 111 High St, King's Lynn PE30 1DA01553 770112
Quote Four Ltd26 Norwich St, Dereham NR19 1BX01362 698192
One Broker LtdLakeside, 300 Old Chapel Way, Norwich NR7 0WG01603 760511
John Albion & PartnersLakeside 300, Old Chapel Way, Broadland Business Park, Old Chapel Way, Norwich NR7 0WG01603 788050
Merrick Hill Insurance LtdChancery House, Victoria Rd, Diss IP22 4HZ01379 643444
NFU Mutual North WalshamFolgate Rd, North Walsham NR28 0AJ01692 558616
Dervensure Insurance Brokers Ltd44 High St, Holbeach, Spalding PE12 7ED01406 423340
C & P Insurance Services Ltd3 Sun Ln, Newmarket CB8 8EW01638 666665
Insurelink (East Anglia) Ltd167 London Rd N, Lowestoft NR32 1HG01502 537773
Elstree Insurance Services LtdHigh St, Cottenham, Cambridge CB24 8RX01223 277774
One Broker (Cambridge) LtdCambridge Research Park, First Floor, 8200, Beach Dr, Cambridge CB25 9TL01223 792290
Drayton Insurance Services25 Market Pl, Aylsham, Norwich NR11 6EL01263 735511
S-Tech Insurance Services Ltd154-156 Victoria Rd, Arbury, Cambridge CB4 3DZ01223 324233
Turney & Associates Ltd5-7 Covent Garden, Petersfield, Cambridge CB1 2HS01223 329666
La Playa LtdMilton Hall, Ely Rd, Milton, Cambridge CB24 6WZ01223 200650
NFU Mutual CambridgeDry Drayton Industries, 5, Scotland Rd, Cambridge CB23 8AT01954 768518
We Love MusiciansCambridge Research Park, Beach Dr, Cambridge CB25 9TL01223 292265
Yutree Insurance Ltdkings court, 15, Willie Snaith Rd, Newmarket CB8 7SG01638 660651
Dervensure Insurance Brokers Ltd44 High St, Holbeach, Spalding PE12 7ED01406 423340
Whitegates Private Clients LtdThe Old Bakery, Feltwell IP26 4AY07795 492491
Motor Trade Plus19a Duke St, Chelmsford CM1 1HL01245 933909
Ariella Insurance19 Duke St, Chelmsford CM1 1HP01245 860888
Ascend Broking Group Ltd21 Springfield Lyons Approach, Springfield, Chelmsford CM2 5LB01245 449060
Allianz99 New London Rd, Chelmsford CM2 0PP01245 344300
Boothby Taylor Ltd78 New London Rd, St, Chelmsford CM2 0PD01245 409506
R. Pipe Insurance Consultants83 High St, Maldon CM9 5EP01621 855666
Arthur J. Gallagher2 Coval Ln, Chelmsford CM1 1TD01245 772125
Broker2U LtdWillow Cottage, Gay Bowers Rd, Danbury, Chelmsford CM3 4JQ01245 226318
Bullerwell Independent Insurance Brokers13 Goldington Rd, Bedford MK40 3JY01234 268818
HIA International Ltd14b St Cuthbert's St, Bedford MK40 3JU01234 346495
R K Harrison LtdWoodlands Annexe, Manton Ln, Bedford MK41 7LW01234 305555
Gill Insurance & Finance Consultants Ltd78 Tavistock St, Bedford MK40 2RP01234 353168
Howden GroupWoodlands Annexe, Manton Ln, Bedford MK41 7LW020 7397 4400
McGirls Money7 Goldington Rd, Bedford MK40 3JY01234 344111
Daws N R6A Shortmead St, Biggleswade SG18 0AP01767 314798
Lifesure GroupFenice Court, Phoenix Park, 3, Eaton Socon, Saint Neots PE19 8EW01480 402460
Bells Motor Group BedfordRiverfield Dr, Bedford MK41 0SF01234 360666
RightSure InsuranceArgent House, Argent Ct, Tolworth KT6 7LD0333 323 0350
Artemis Insurance BrokersProvident House, 13 Russell Hill Pl, Purley CR8 2LE020 8619 5000
Saffron Insurance2 High St, Haverhill CB9 8AX01440 702633
Marsh CommercialThe St Botolph Building 138, Houndsditch, London EC3A 7AW020 3040 6600
GSI Insurance Edmonton285A Fore St, Edmonton, London N9 0PD020 8884 2546
Access Insurance - Church, Community and Charity InsuranceSelsdon House, 212-220 Addington Rd, Selsdon, South Croydon CR2 8LD020 8651 7420
Alan Blunden Insurance Brokers617-619 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9PE01702 826060
Primo plcCumberland House, Baxter Ave, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6HZ01702 225400
Primassure InsuranceCohav House, Aviation Way, Southend-on-Sea SS2 6UN01702 209511
Merenda & Co Ltd34 Ness Rd, Southend-on-Sea SS3 9DF01702 292606
Lightblue Online4 Southbourne Grove, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9UR01702 719625
Howgate Insurance Brokers LtdGrafton Rd, Worcester Park KT4 7QR020 8335 4209
Autosure Limited88 Lancaster Rd, Enfield EN2 0BX020 8367 3557
Tollgate Insurance Brokers - Hoddesdon136A High St, Hoddesdon EN11 8HL01992 443786
Alan Blunden Insurance Brokers617-619 London Rd, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea, Westcliff-on-Sea SS0 9PE01702 82606001702 826060
Barts Insurance Brokers Ltd4 Queensbury Circle Parade, Harrow, Stanmore HA7 1EY020 8206 0088
Guildhall Insurance Brokers42 Orchard Rd, Highgate, London N6 5TR020 8446 6306
Ashbourne Insurance Services Ltd.50 Amwell St, Hoddesdon EN11 8UA01992 471001
Herald Insurance Services Ltd250 E Barnet Rd, East Barnet, London, Barnet EN4 8TF020 8440 6692
Gothic Insurance Brokers LtdGothic House/Station Rd, Harlow CM17 0AP01279 429024
Coversure Insurance Services Palmers Green289 Green Lanes, Palmers Green, London N13 4XS020 8617 9471
Focus Insurance Services29 Ivatt Way, Peterborough PE3 7PH01733 263311
Robert J Goodson Ltd9 Fellowes Rd, Peterborough PE2 8EA01733 296888
Marlow Gardner & Cooke LtdPapyrus Rd, Peterborough PE4 5HQ01733 328000
Penguin InsurancePenguin Insurance Services Limited, Devonshire Business Centre, Works Rd, Stopsley, Letchworth Garden City, Luton SG6 1GJ01462 658777
The Insurance Store107 Southdown Rd, Harpenden AL5 1QQ01582 948001
Duncan Clark Insurance Brokers2nd, Centurion House, 136-142 London Rd, St Albans AL1 1PQ01727 852299
Cheshunt Central Insurance42 High St, Cheshunt, Waltham Cross EN8 0AQ01992 630095
AJ Insurance Service LtdFleet House, 148 Dock Rd, Tilbury RM18 7BS01375 848000
Geoffrey Simmons Insurance Consultants LLP35-36 Windmill St, Gravesend DA12 1AS01474 359117
William Taylor Insurance Services LtdWilliam Taylor House, Derry Ave, South Ockendon RM15 5DL01708 855141
Wrightsure Services Ltd799 London Rd West Thurrock, Grays RM20 3LH01708 865533
Pearce Brian & Associates11 Stone St, Gravesend DA11 0NH01474 357675
Essex Insurance Brokers LtdBlenheim Court, 2, Northolt Way, Hornchurch RM12 5RX01708 524416
Heritage Insurance Brokers194 Cann Hall Rd, Leytonstone, London E11 3NH020 8519 2044

East of England, England Vehicle Accident Rates

The rate of road traffic accidents in your area influences what you'll pay for car insurance for your vehicle. In the East of England, there were 7,303 collisions in 2018 in which the police attended—with 2,713 people seriously injured and 170 fatalities.

East of England Car Theft and Accident Statistics
East of England Population6,269,300
Number of Cars3,410,312
Number of Reported Car Accidents7,303
Seriously Injured2,713
Fatalities170

The East of England had the 2nd highest rate of accidents involving driver error or reaction (second only to Yorkshire) in 2018—72% versus 67% across England. In particular, "failing to look properly" was a factor in 43% of car crashes in the region. Drivers in the East of England also tend to be in a hurry—"driver/rider careless, reckless or in a hurry" was a factor in 18% of reported car accidents.

Chart showing causes of car accidents in the Eastern region of England

East of England, England Vehicle Crime Rates

The frequency of vehicle crimes also affects car insurance prices in a local area, because motor insurance companies assess the risk of your car being stolen or having items stolen from it (e.g., the stereo or personal belongings) when quoting Comprehensive and Third Party, Fire and Theft policies. In the East of England there were 8.1 vehicle crimes per 1,000 people in 2018.

Vehicle Crime Rates in the East of Englandper 1,000 People
Norfolk2.4
Suffolk3.9
Cambridge7.2
Chelmsford7.3
Bedford9.2
Southend-on-Sea9.9
Central Bedfordshire10.7
Hertfordshire11.4
Peterborough12.8
Luton13.9
Thurrock15.4
Average8.1

What is considered "Vehicle Crime"? Vehicle crime essentially includes theft from a vehicle and theft of a vehicle. In general, theft from a vehicle is 5X more common than theft of a vehicle.

Chart showing vehicle crime rates in the East of England

Cheap Car Insurance Quotes by Local Area

In areas of the East of England more prone to thefts and collisions, car insurance premiums are higher. Why? They present a higher risk to car insurance companies. For example, car insurance quotes in Basildon, St Albans, Luton and Thurrock are around 60% higher than in Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea and Cambridge. See how your area compares below.

Cheap Car Insurance Quotes in the East of EnglandPostcodeAverage of 5 Cheapest Quotes
PeterboroughPE5£564
Southend-on-SeaSS1£588
CambridgeCB4£588
BedfordMK41£671
NorwichNR5£687
IpswichIP2£694
ChelmsfordCM2£697
St AlbansAL1£905
LutonLU4£949
ThurrockRM17£953
BasildonSS15£986
Average£717

FAQs

There are pros and cons to using a broker to buy car insurance. On the plus side, a broker can answer your questions and give you specialised service. On the negative side, you may pay higher cancellation fees (as well as an arrangement fee), and a broker may not have access to the cheapest plans in the market for your profile. Click here for a list of car insurance brokers in Bedford, Luton, Basildon, Peterborough, Southend-on-Sea, Norwich, Ipswich and other areas of the East of England.
To get cheap insurance quotes in the East of England, start by checking the market by using a comparison site such as our partner QuoteZone. If you have more time you can also reach out to some local brokers.
Many of the UK's largest car insurance companies such as Admiral, Churchill, LV= and Hastings offer quotes throughout the East of England; click here to start getting quotes.

Methodology

To determine average car insurance costs for cities like Bedford, Luton, Basildon, Peterborough and Cambridge in the East of England, we gathered hundreds of quotes for a sample driver. The sample driver is aged 35 years old and drives a 5-year-old Ford Fiesta. Unless otherwise noted, the driver has a good driving record with no history of accidents and 5 years of no claims bonus.

To compare prices across the region, we gathered quotes for 54 East of England post codes. This allowed us to find the areas of the East of England where drivers pay the least and the most for car insurance. We priced policies from over two dozen companies, including but not limited to:

  • Hastings
  • Admiral
  • Churchill
  • LV
  • More Than
  • Elephant
  • RAC
  • esure
  • People's Choice
  • Sainsbury's Bank
  • Tesco Bank

Some brands don't offer cover in certain neighbourhoods, for instance where they have an experience of higher claims. Churchill is an example of this—they have pretty cheap prices in some neighborhoods but are more restrictive in the postcodes they cover. So while they look very cheap, that's in part because they don't offer cover to everyone.

To determine rates of vehicle crime and car accidents in the East of England, we analysed data from the Department for Transport and UK Crime Stats.

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Erin Yurday is the CEO, Co-founder and Editor of NimbleFins. Prior to NimbleFins, she worked as an investment professional and as the finance expert in Stanford University's Graduate School of Business case writing team.

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