Car Insurers Hit by Online Buying

3:10 AM ET Wed, 24 Aug 2011

The car insurance market in the UK is incredibly competitive, and in 2010 it recorded the worst results ever. That competition has been made more severe because almost 60 percent of people now buy their car insurance on price comparison sites," David Stevens, the COO of UK insurer Admiral, told CNBC during a discussion about the firm's earnings.