The analysts forecast global motor vehicle insurance market to grow at a CAGR of 5.91% during the period 2016-2020.
At the end of 2014, the guaranteed asset protection (GAP) insurance was introduced. It is a supplementary cover taken along with the standard motor insurance policy. It includes certain types of losses that are not covered under the standard policy. For instance, if a person avails GAP insurance, then the insurer will pay the balance loan amount of the vehicle in case of theft or if the automobile is damaged badly. In September 2015, rules proposed by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) came into effect; these rules were designed to navigate issues arising from the sales of GAP insurance provided by the motor vehicle industry.