AA policy sales increase

Strong sales of motor policies helped AA plc offset a decrease in its roadside breakdown business.

It added six per cent more polices at 629,000, which offset a five per cent drop in house insurance policy numbers. Meanwhile, new AA breakdown members rose by seven per cent though this was largely due to free subscriptions. Paying members dropped by one per cent to 3.29 million.

Costs of breakdown repair also rose as more garages were used to supplement the roadside patrols.

The AA added that over one million members had now signed up for its app, while a breakdown predictor, CarGenie, was launched in August.