Motorists are being stung for almost £1,000 more to insure cars if their name is Mohammed.
Top firms Admiral, Marks & Spencer, Bell, Elephant and Diamond all give far lower quotes when the driver has the English name John, a Sun investigation reveals.
The most shocking example we found was an Admiral quote via GoCompare. We put in identical details apart from the name.
When it was “John Smith” wanting fully comprehensive insurance for a 2007 Ford Focus in Leicester the quote was £1,333.
But for “Mohammed Ali” it was £2,252 — a huge £919 more.
One victim of the scandal — Mohammed Butt — raged: “It’s racism, pure and simple. They cannot say Mohammeds are worse drivers than Johns.”