No claim discount (NCD) protection does not protect the overall price of your insurance policy. The price of your insurance policy may increase following an accident even if you were not at fault.
NCD protection allows you to make one or more claims before your number of NCD years falls. Please see the step-back procedures for details.
The tables below show: (i) the average NCD discount awarded to Direct Line for Business van insurance policyholders last year according to their number of NCD years; and (ii) what would happen to your NCD years if you were to make one or more claims before your next renewal date with and without this protection.
|Number of years NCD||Average NCD in 2022|
|One year NCD||21%|
|Two years NCD||32%|
|Three years NCD||42%|
|Four years NCD||46%|
|Five years NCD||50%|
|Six years NCD||53%|
|Seven years NCD||56%|
|Eight years NCD||59%|
|Nine years or more NCD||61%|
This assumes no mirrored NCD.
If you have NCD protection included, your NCD years will not be affected if one claim is made against your policy before your next renewal date. If you do not have NCD protection your NCD years will reduce to 2 or 3 years (depending on the number of NCD years you begin with) in the event of a claim made against your policy before your next renewal date. A more detailed explanation of what will happen to your NCD in the event of a claim or several claims is included in the table below. Please refer to the relevant row according to your number of NCD years.
|Current number of years NCD||No Claim Discount at next renewal date without NCD Protection||No Claim Discount at next renewal date with NCD Protection|
|1 claim before your next renewal date||2 claims before your next renewal date||3 claims before your next renewal date||1 claim before your next renewal date||2 claims before your next renewal date||3 claims before your next renewal date|
|Four years NCD||Two years||Nil||Nil||Four years||Two years||Nil|
|Five years NCD||Three years||One year||Nil||Five years||Three years||One year|
|Six years NCD||Three years||One year||Nil||Six years||Three years||One year|
|Seven years NCD||Three years||One year||Nil||Seven years||Three years||One year|
|Eight years NCD||Three years||One year||Nil||Eight years||Three years||One year|
|Nine or more years NCD||Three years||One year||Nil||Nine or more years||Three years||One year|