New website launches offering low-price Excess insurance for Car Hire

December 2008: A new website has launched offering low-price excess insurance for hiring a car in the UK or around the world. ( provides excess insurance to protect those hiring a car against excess charges in the event that a hire car is damaged or stolen.

The policy holder is insured rather than the car, which means customers are covered for unlimited car hire throughout their chosen policy period and chosen location – whether Europe, North America, Worldwide, or closer to home.

The policies not only cover the total amount of Excess up to £2000 for which a customer is liable if the car is damaged or stolen, but also for damage to the roof and undercarriage of the car, and windows and tyres.

Marketing Director Mark Temple-Brown said: “One of the key worries for people hiring a car – and often the thing that puts them off all together – is possible damage and what this can mean in terms of costs. The excess fees hire car companies charge before insurance kicks in can often be substantial, and helps to completely eliminate this concern.”

Prices start at only £4.50 per day for local car hire, and annual cover from only £49. The website fully explains excess insurance and features a nuts and bolts guide to hiring a car, including choosing a car, the extra costs to consider, explaining Insurance, and collecting and returning a hire car.



Notes for editors: is powered by insurance4carhire, a trading name of Towergate Underwriting Group Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

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