The process of arranging insurance plans could be made quicker and more convenient following a proposed change in the law, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) has said.
Plans have been announced by the Department of Transport today for motor insurance certificates to be issued electronically.
The law currently requires these documents to be sent to policyholders by post.
Justin Jacobs, head of motor insurance for the ABI, welcomed the potential change, saying that it will enhance efficiency in the insurance market.
"This is good news for customers and insurers. Over half of UK households are now online and this will enable them to arrange motor insurance more speedily," Mr Jacobs said.
"This will be especially helpful when buying and taxing a vehicle quickly. It will also help insurers provide a faster, more cost-effective service to their customers."
Insurance certificates are essential legal documents that all motorists need to arrange road tax and MOTs.