First temporary student car insurance launched

UK: Any student going to University this September will now be able to get temporary insurance cover on a parent’s car, thanks to a new product launched by Marmalade, one of the leading providers of cars and insurance for young drivers.

Marmalade’s comprehensive Student Driver Insurance policy is the first to cater specifically for students needing temporary cover when they’re at home. It’s available to anyone in further education aged between 18 and 27 years old, including those who haven’t yet started but have a place confirmed for September 2015.

The new policy offers students fully comprehensive cover lasting between 7 and 28 days. It covers young people with a driving licence who want to drive a parent’s or friend’s car, without risking the car owner’s no claims bonus. Applications can be made quickly and simply via Marmalade’s website and cover is available immediately. There is also a 10% discount for Marmalade’s existing learner driver insurance policy customers who have had a policy for three months or more.

Crispin Moger, CEO at Marmalade, said: “We know from our research that many university students don’t own their own cars, but that doesn’t mean they don’t need to get out and about when they’re at home. This latest product in our insurance portfolio has been specifically created for young people, offering flexibility and independence for the driver and protection for the car owner.”