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Swedish car insurance - this post is less dull than one might think

Because it involves premium changes for a person of the surname of Bladh, who found that car insurance for an Audi A6 was £87 steeper when applied for as a woman rather than a man, the person concerned being a post-op transsexual at the time of renewal.

Showing little interest in matters actuarial, Bladh commented 'I think it's disgusting. It's clearly discrimination. There's no logic to it'. The hapless insurer has attempted to explain how insurance works, but Bladh is taking it to an ombudsman.

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Blogger Ed Clarke said... 1:14 pm

Sheila's Wheels disagree!  

Blogger The Hitch said... 2:19 pm

Fucking hell
not only does he lose "mr happy" but his car insurance goes up , he must have done some bad shit in a previous life  

Blogger Newmania said... 2:21 pm

That is funny C. In fact motor is placed on super thin margins and fine differentials in the rating are offered because of the fierce competition,. As ever all the discounts are taken as read and the premium is resented until the claim.
Its a funny quirk but really its a ferociously competitive markets getting the Premiums down to the pips.

We are not appreciated.

Finger wag


Blogger CityUnslicker said... 3:58 pm

diddums N. However, if that describes the UK market; is it equally as competitive in Sweden?  

Anonymous nick drew said... 4:30 pm

Mr mania I go out for lunch & come back to find you are still sad

get a grip!

keep that photo on your desk  

Anonymous verity said... 5:21 pm

There's no such thing as a transsexual. The guy's a male who's had himself sculpted and is taking strong hormones.

But his DNA is male.  

Anonymous lilith said... 6:01 pm

Verity, did you know that there are men out there with two Y chomosomes? I find that scary.  

Anonymous lilith said... 6:03 pm

Actually, I am wrong. They have an xyy chromosome combination. Still scary.  

Anonymous verity said... 6:41 pm

Lilith - I did take physiology in school, but don't remember the chromosome code. Am I right that XX is female and XY is male?

What would be the significance of YY? Or XYY?  

Blogger Croydonian said... 7:41 pm

XYY looks to be linked with added height, aggression and 'learning difficulties'. Maybe we should call it testosterone poisonining. More here.

Apparently the preferred, by a wide margin, post-op name is 'Amanda'. Not many Morags or Gretchens that I'm aware of .  

Anonymous lilith said... 8:46 pm

yeah, that's right. You've got a huge agressive hairy bloke who terrifies his own mother.  

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