If you vlog for a living and consider yourself a vlogger, then you will be pleased to hear that car insurance companies will now recognise your profession.
Many experts have long thought that car insurance applications are outdated, with professions such as agisters, almoners and ostlers still being an option, but new professions in digital media not being offered.
Car Insurance for Vloggers
In a move that is set to make car insurance quotes more accurate, you can now choose to call yourself a vlogger, social media expert or blogger when filling out your application form for insurance, which means you shouldn’t end up paying more than expected.
I’ve talked before about how you can save money on car insurance by tweaking your job title. Actually, it was a tip from Martin Lewis, but it certainly comes in handy if you want to save a few quid.
There have even been calls to get rid of many professions that appear during the car insurance application process.
For example, Cardinal is one of the options, although right now there is exactly one cardinal in the whole of the UK…His Eminence Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster.
Hopefully he gets a decent car insurance quote, although I would advise him to shop around and always compare companies.
Car Insurance Claims
So what does your profession even have to do with car insurance you might be wondering? While I don’t know the exact science behind all of this, it seems that the job you do has a relation to how likely you are to make an insurance claim. This is all backed up by years of data collected by the insurance companies, so there must be something to it.
I suppose this is why many car insurance companies wanted to get access to your Facebook account, because it gives them even more data to look at, which in turn means more accurate quotes.
There are currently 2100 occupations listed on most car insurance application forms, so there is a good chance you can find one that closely matches what you do, but of course, with many new professions now becoming the norm thanks to technology, it is expected that even more will be added soon…with a few being taken off.
What is the difference between insuring a YouTuber and a traditional film-maker? Right now the insurance companies don’t really know, and that is why they are making these new professions available in order to collect valuable data.
I think this is a good move to offer more professions, and I always advise people to spend a bit of extra time making sure they pick the right one on the application form. Even if it saves you £20 a year it is worth it.