The Sun previously claimed Admiral gave different quotes depending on the customer’s name

Admiral Insurance has said it is “consulting with its lawyers” as it looks to take legal action out against The Sun newspaper.

The Sun had previously said in an article that Admiral was offering different premiums depending on the customer’s name.

In the article, The Sun claimed it filled out two almost-identical applications for car insurance on a price comparison website, with the only difference being one with the name ‘Mohammed Ali’, and the other with the name ’John Smith’.

The report said that the quote for Mohammed Ali was significantly more expensive than the one for John Smith, £919 more expensive, in fact.

Today, a spokesperson for Admiral has told Insurance Times that the quotes “were not like-for-like.”

The spokesperson said:

”The Sun’s article is wrong. We do not and never have used a customer’s name or any other piece of information to rate on race.

“The insurance quotes in the news article were not like for like.

”We take these allegations very seriously and we are consulting our lawyers.”