Uninsured drivers could be on the rise

August 03, 2020

Insurers disagree, but defend right to refuse risky clients

More uninsured drivers could be on Malta’s roads as many insurance companies refuse to cover for motorists with a poor safety record or make a single large claim, the financial services arbiter has warned.

Reno Borg described the issue in his 2019 report as a “worrying aspect” of the motoring industry and a “serious concern” that needs to be addressed, but the Malta Insurance Association said they had seen no evidence of a problem.

The report said that insurance-related complaints made up 57 per cent of the 1,062 complaints received last year by the Office of the Arbiter for Financial Services.

Motor insurance, which is compulsory, is the biggest ...

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As reported on the Sunday Times of Malta on August 2, 2020 by Mr Keith Micallef.