Higher insurance if you're called Mohammed? That's just the start of institutionalised Islamophobia

January 23, 2018

Published in the New Statesman


An investigation by The Sun this week revealed that motorists named Mohammed are being charged up to £919 more in car insurance than men with typically white, English names. Some of the UK's largest insurance providers are alleged to have each quoted a higher insurance premium to clients named Mohammed. When the paper made an identical application in the name of “John Smith”, they were quoted significantly lower rates.


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