May 6, 2020 / 6:18 AM / a month ago

Direct Line insurance claims drop as lockdown keeps cars off roads

May 6 (Reuters) - Direct Line Insurance Group Plc, reported a 70% drop in motor insurance claims for April on Wednesday, as people stayed at home and drove less due to a nationwide lockdown in the UK to contain the spread of the coronavirus outbreak.

Britain’s biggest car insurer also reported a 4.7% rise in first-quarter gross written premiums to 789.6 million pounds ($981.39 million). ($1 = 0.8046 pounds) (Reporting by Muvija M in Bengaluru; Editing by Rashmi Aich)

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