Women slam EU insurance ruling

Nearly 80% of women have branded the EU gender ruling on insurance 'unfair', a survey has revealed.

Discount website MyVoucherCodes.co.uk conducted the poll after the European Court of Justice ruled against insurers using gender when calculating premiums.

A total of 78% of women told the poll they were unhappy about the decision after experts predicted highercar insurance premiums for female drivers when the rules kick in.

At the other end of the scale, just 22% of women agreed with the move to end gender discrimination.

In contrast, men, who are likely to see their insurance premiums fall as a result of the move, were more supportive - with 74% saying they thought it was fair.

Nearly two-thirds of women said they thought men should pay more for motor insurance as they caused more accidents on the road.

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) estimates that women aged under 25 could see a 25% increase in car insurance premiums when the ruling comes into force on December 21, 2012, but men are expected to see a reduction of just 10% in theirs.

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