A customer’s credit score may matter more than a drunken-driving conviction for auto insurers setting premiums, Consumer Reports said, citing a review of price quotes in the U.S. from more than 700 firms.
A hypothetical group of adult drivers with clean driving records and poor credit paid $1,552 more on average in Florida than the same drivers with excellent credit and a drunk-driving offense, the consumer advocate said Thursday in a statement. Throughout the U.S., people with “good” credit paid $68 to $526 more than those with the best scores, the group said.
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