Motor Trade Insurance
and the MID

Motor Trade Insurance and the database to identify whether a vehicle is registered as insured.



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    What is the Motor Insurance Database?

    The Motor Insurance Database (MID) is used primarily to reduce uninsured driving in the UK. Police and the authorities use the database to identify whether a vehicle is registered as insured.

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    Maintaining accurate MID records is essential to protect both you and the insurer.

    If your vehicle is not on the database the Police may stop you and seize your vehicle. If you fail to remove a vehicle once sold, insurers have a legal obligation to deal with any third party claims where a vehicle shows as insured by them on the MID, this means that your no claims bonus may be reduced and your premium may increase.

    Which vehicles do I need to add to the MID?

    Any motor vehicle owned by you (the policyholder), any stock vehicles which are used for Social Domestic & Pleasure & trade plates should all be added to your MID.  Vehicles should be added as soon as reasonably possible and preferably on the day of purchase. 

    You should not add any customer vehicles that you are working on or any vehicle not owned by the policyholder.

    Do you have questions about the M.I.D?

    No problem, contact us now as we have all the answers.

    Want to update your M.I.D. listing?

    No problem, read on……

    How do I update the MID?

    You will find details of how to update the MID in your “Welcome Pack”. Most insurers offer online access to quickly and easily submit your updates.

    You can view your welcome pack in the documents section of your Client Portal

    If your policy is with an insurer who does not offer a direct update facility, please click here for our MID update service form.

    As specialist Motor Trade Insurance brokers, we are the experts.

    Traders Insurance for motor industry professionals

    Lifestyle Insurance Brokers are Motor Trade Insurance Brokers who are able to serve and offer cheap insurance quotes to a wide range of motor trade professionals across the UK including the following occupations (but not limited to – please ask if your motor trade is not here) who require cheap insurance quotes for their businesses:

    New & Used Vehicle Sales Insurance

    Vehicle Repairer & Servicing Insurance

    Vehicle Body Repairer & Servicing Insurance

    MOT Centre Insurance

    Mechanics Insurance

    Vehicle Electrical Repairer & Servicing Insurance

    Vehicle Breakdown Recovery Insurance

    Vehicle Collection & Delivery Insurance

    Vehicle Window Tinting Insurance

    Vehicle Tyre Fitter & Repairer Insurance

    Vehicle Dismantler & Scrapper Insurance

    Vehicle Wrapper & Sign Writer Insurance

    Vehicle Windscreen Fitter Insurance

    Can’t see your motor trade in the list?

    No problem, contact us now as we’re sure we can help.