Fraud busting motor database rolled out

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has launched its national database designed to crack down on fraudulent motor insurance claims.

According to the ABI, it is estimated that the register will save £20,000 a day, or £7.3m a year, in detecting and deterring fraudulent motor claims.

The database, which is being run by vehicle information experts HPI, replaces the Motor Insurance Anti Fraud and Theft Register (MIAFTR) and will contain details of all vehicles written-off following an acciden