What does compulsory excess mean?

An excess is the sum of money that you will be required to pay should you make a claim against your insurance. A compulsory excess is the sum that your insurer sets and is non-negotiable. This amount depends upon different factors including your age, the type of claim and your car type.

The compulsory excess amount is added to the voluntary excess amount to make your total excess should you make a claim. This amount will be outlined within your policy documents.