MOTORISTS are being stung for roughly £1,000 some-more to protection cars if their name is Mohammed.
Top firms Admiral, Marks Spencer, Bell, Elephant and Diamond all give distant reduce quotes when a motorist has a English name John, a Sun review reveals.
The many intolerable instance we found was an Admiral quote around GoCompare. We put in matching sum detached from a name.
When it was “John Smith” wanting entirely extensive word for a 2007 Ford Focus in Leicester a quote was £1,333.
But for “Mohammed Ali” it was £2,252 — a outrageous £919 more.
One plant of a liaison — Mohammed Butt — raged: “It’s racism, pristine and simple. They can't contend Mohammeds are worse drivers than Johns.”
We got 60 quotes around GoCompare, and others regulating opposition comparison sites.
The sites do not calculate total themselves though simply uncover formula from insurers
Admiral and a sister companies Diamond, Bell and Elephant always quoted some-more if a motorist was called Mohammed.
The disproportion was mostly hundreds of pounds. The story was identical when we went to a organisation direct.
Quotes we sought ranged opposite 10 cities.
Marks Spencer wanted £3,182 to protection a Mohammed Smith in Cardiff.
The same process for a John Smith there was £2,949.
Victim Mr Butt told how Admiral primarily quoted him word meditative his initial name was Suleman. When he phoned to tell them it was Mohammed his reward shot adult £166.
The Bradford nursing assistant, 36, said: “They certified a aloft cost was for no reason other than my name.”
“In no elementary terms, we have been charged some-more than if my name was Jack Jones or David Smith.
“In what universe do they consider that’s acceptable? It’s racism, pristine and simple.
Admiral trainer David Stevens denied a claims.
He pronounced a firm’s anti-fraud program was designed to brand “where false sum are entered or implausibly changed”.
MS pronounced it “did not discriminate” and would examine a claims.
The Association of British Insurers slammed any taste as “unlawful and unacceptable”.
The Financial Conduct Authority vowed to act on the findings.