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DVLA and MIB announce the launch of MyLicence service

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DVLA and the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) have announced today (9 December 2014) the MyLicence service.

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MyLicence is part of a joint initiative between DVLA and MIB delivering the first digital sharing initiative for the motor insurance industry involving driver details.

The initiative is the first of its kind and was developed in partnership with the Association of British Insurers in response to the government’s Insurance Industry Access to Driver Data programme and DVLA’s ongoing aims to digitise the driver data it holds.

The launch of MyLicence is an important step in allowing motor insurers access to driver information. It will act as a deterrent against insurance fraud and in some cases, should reduce insurance premiums for GB motorists. MyLicence aims to protect motorists from unwittingly making false declarations regarding their motoring convictions which could invalidate their insurance and will improve road safety by providing a more accurate risk assessment of drivers.

Transport Minister Claire Perry said:

MyLicence is good news for motorists and good news for the motor insurance industry. This government is investing in the service which will allow insurers to price much more accurately which should reduce premiums for honest motorists.

Participating insurers will need the licence holders permission and driving licence number to allow secure access to entitlements, convictions and other relevant motoring history. You can view your DVLA driving record online, for further information on the MyLicence service, visit MyLicence.

Published 9 December 2014