The bank agreed to settle a lawsuit from shareholders claiming the bank pushed car loan customers to buy. Wells Fargo & Co. has agreed to a $300 million settlement in order to settle a lawsuit from shareholders, accusing the bank of having pushed unnecessary auto insurance on loan customers, according to recently filed US court documents. The class action suit was launched by the Construction Laborers Pension Trust for Southern California. The auto insurance suit led to a class action brought on behalf of investors. The Construction Laborers Pension Trust…Read More
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Auto insurance news concerning consumer tips, company updates and insurance law updates.
Auto insurance rates aren’t likely to drop with inflation
Even as rates have started dropping, it is unlikely that drivers will see their premiums easing. Though drivers might be inclined to believe that as inflation starts to fall, auto insurance rates aren’t likely to get any cheaper. In fact, premiums are expected to rise, and in some areas, they’ll be increasing by quite a bit. The average cost of full coverage is $2,014 in the United States, which is 14 percent higher than last year. According to the True Cost of Auto Insurance Report by Bankrate, the average cost…Read More
Agents promise auto insurance is available to Kia and Hyundai owners
Even as some insurers refuse to cover the vehicles in various parts of the country, policies still exist. As was reported last week on Live Insurance News, State Farm and Progressive have announced that they are no longer selling auto insurance to certain models of Kia and Hyundai cars in various cities in the United States because the vehicles are too easy to steal. That said, agents in those regions are promising owners of those models that policies are still available. Kia and Hyundai owners afraid of losing their coverage…Read More
State Farm issues tips for Teen Driver Awareness Month
This January, the insurer is reminding parents that setting a good example can make a difference. State Farm is honoring January as Teen Driver Awareness Month by reminding parents that setting a good example can make a difference to their teen’s driving habits and yes, they will get through this. Parental driving habits are the top influence on the behaviors of new young drivers. Teen Driver Awareness Month data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that the driving habits of a young driver’s parents are the top influence…Read More
State Farm and Progressive refuse auto insurance coverage for Hyundai and Kia vehicles
Some of the vehicles from those South Korean automakers are simply too easy to steal. Hyundai and Kia vehicles that use physical ignition keys are so easy to steal – needing nothing more specialized than a USB cable – that major US auto insurance companies have started to refuse to cover them. So far, this appears to be a trend isolated to Columbus and Denver, Ohio, but it is spreading. Progressive released a media statement in which it confirmed that it would not be issuing new auto insurance policies to…Read More
Does auto insurance cover damage caused by potholes?
This time of the year is notorious for wreaking havoc on pavement, which can be damaging to vehicles. The weather across many parts of the country has reached the point when potholes are becoming a growing problem, and auto insurance companies are preparing for claims from drivers with damaged vehicles. Potholes often happen when cracks in pavement fill with water, which then freezes and expands. According to a recent report from State Farm, the first months of every year are the time in which potholes become more prominent. The temperature…Read More
State Farm releases winter preparedness tips for auto insurance customers
The insurer is hoping to support its policyholders in avoiding becoming stranded during holiday travel. State Farm is hoping that this holiday season will be easy on its policyholders and has issued winter preparedness tips to its auto insurance policyholders to help them to get where they want to be safely and without finding themselves stranded along the way. Poor road conditions will happen but being ready for it can make all the difference to safety. State Farm has issued a list of helpful tips and tools that all drivers…Read More