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9 ways Car Insurance Dubai trends are changing

Written by Umair

Motor insurance Dubai is changing rapidly in response to changing the behavior of buyers, innovations in technology and legal requirements in the UAE.

Trends in this industry were different previously, with limited options for the buyers.

However, all this is fast-changing as insurance providers and insurance comparison websites respond to this change.

Various stakeholders including insurance providers as well as insurance buyers could benefit greatly from the trends.

1. People prefer to buy online

Buying motor insurance Dubai online offers a great deal of flexibility as well as convenience with a plethora of options to choose from.

Basically, all you need to do is fill an online form along with the required documents to buy your policy online. Above all, the middleman is eliminated.

Consequently, buyers can also benefit from online comparisons in the form of savings.

You can read up on some Advantages Of Buying Insurance Online Over An Offline Broker

2. A rise in insurance comparison websites

Gradually but slowly, motor insurance Dubai comparison websites have seen significant growth as plenty of such websites have started appearing online.These websites help buyers compare the benefits and prices offered by different insurance providers keeping in mind certain factors.

For example, some of the factors include the car model, car year, make and model details.

Additionally, buyers can choose from comprehensive or third-party insurance for their vehicles in addition to other coverages.

3. New job opportunities

Just as demand for insurance services has started increasing, so has the demand for professionals who can deliver these services efficiently to the end buyer.Resultantly, positions such as Motor Claims Manager, Motor Claims Supervisor, Motor Insurance Underwriter and Sales Advisor have seen an increase in opportunities.

This trend is set to provide increased employment opportunities to the UAE residents provided they can meet the candidate requirements.

4. Greater benefits and mandatory coverage

Buyers can expect increased security and clarity of policy breakdown with maximum specified premiums to be charged.

The UAE has updated its rules and regulations regarding this.

Earlier on, regulation lacked depth with insurance providers offering lesser benefits and taking advantage of the lack of buyer knowledge.

5. Introduction of world-class insurance products

Interestingly, insurance providers are starting to offer new insurance products in the market too.

For example, AXA motor insurance Dubai is offering Innovative and best in class products.

It provides a lot more than just payment of insurance claim.

It also covers all the risks and troubles one may face on the road in a comprehensive manner.

Also, banks and insurance companies are collaborating to provide the best products.

For instance, the Insurance Distribution Partnership Agreement has been signed with FGB – one of the leading banks in the UAE and, RSA – a leading provider of insurance services in the region

In other words, the collaboration is done to capture and analyze customer demand, work to introduce innovative products that meet clients’ evolving needs and requirements.

6. New techniques to lower insurance cost

Increasingly, people are demanding cheap motor insurance Dubai.

Buyers are even using a number of interesting techniques to lower their overall insurance costs.

Interestingly, buyers are using a number of strategies to lower their costs which include:

  • Considering the type of car to be bought
  • Shopping around for cheaper car insurance
  • Usage of inbuilt alarm systems and anti-theft devices in the car
  • Reducing car mileage
  • Increasing excess
  • Having a good track record
  • Asking about discounts
  • Insuring in bulk
  • Considering third-party insurance

These techniques reduce costs considerably through smart decision making.

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7. Increase in popularity of replacement vehicle as an insurance add-on

Statistically, 43% of motor insurance Dubai buyers who bought add-ons between the start of April and the end of June chose replacement vehicle car coverage at an average cost of AED 174.

This shows that this add-on is becoming quite famous and perhaps this is the feature most insurance companies should focus on.

Similarly, analysis of results from car insurance comparison portals showed that 20% of UAE car insurance buyers selected at least one add-on during the second period.

Change in regulation can be said to be one reason for this change.

Through this change, the minimum levels of cover that mandate a replacement car for anyone not at fault in an accident were introduced by UAE’s Insurance Authority in January 2017.

8. More competition in the market

According to Orient Motor Insurance Dubai, competition in the insurance marketplace intensified and gained momentum in 2018.

However, despite this, the UAE insurance market is generally expected to show better results due to carrying forward of unearned premium reserves from the past year.

At present, every insurance company is fighting hard to retain and improve its market share.

In case you are confused with your options, here is How To Choose The Right Car Insurance Policy In UAE?

9. Rising demand for offers and discounts

Limited period offers and discounts on all or some of the insurance products are quite popular among buyers.

These discounts usually take a few hundred dirhams off car insurance premiums.

Understandably, it is because of this popularity that some insurance comparison websites have started offering No- Claims Discount, Cashback options, and other attractive promotional offers.

This sum up new emerging trends for motor insurance Dubai.

We hope that these changing trends for motor insurance Dubai help you to get a better understanding of this industry.

Have you noticed any interesting insurance trend yourself too?

Let us know in the comments

Originally published Sep 09, 2020 12:19:00 PM, updated May 16, 2021

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