Six figure medical bills for overseas treatment: adding financial insult to injury

August 18th, 2017

Everybody knows that medical treatment abroad can cost an arm and a leg, but you might be surprised at just how quickly the bills add-up. The Association of British Insurers have been busy crunching industry claims data and their findings make for essential holiday reading. Read the rest of this entry »

10 motoring misdemeanours that could invalidate your car insurance

August 16th, 2017

Research has revealed that millions of motorists are making daily driving decisions that could unwittingly invalidate their car insurance. Figures from the Association of British Insurers show that 99% of car claims are paid-out and just 1% rejected. However, that means 43,000 motorists are left out-of-pocket and we want to make sure that you aren’t one of them. Read the rest of this entry »

Ten ways to build trust as a tradesman

August 10th, 2017

With cowboy builders and rogue tradesman dominating daytime TV; it’s hardly surprising that homeowners are wary of getting work done. A recent survey has revealed that nine out of ten households are apprehensive about employing a tradesman, so we decided to look at the best ways of building trust. Read the rest of this entry »

Interesting insurance stories hitting the headlines

August 4th, 2017

Van drivers are feeling the financial pinch

Van drivers are having a bumpy ride at the moment with councils moving to curb diesel emissions and insurance costs going through the roof. A report by Consumer Intelligence has revealed that van insurance is at a record high and now costs two and a half times as much as car insurance. Premiums have shot up by 29.5% in just 12 months and now average policies cost an eye-watering £1636. Read the rest of this entry »

What are the country’s most annoying driving habits?

August 1st, 2017

A leading motoring organisation recently polled their members and found that over a third were unaware that the crime of ‘careless driving’ included: tailgating, lane hogging and driving too slowly. The fact that just 8,000 motorists have been issued fixed penalty notices since the legislation was introduced in 2013 suggests that either we are a nation of very well-behaved drivers or the laws aren’t being strictly enforced. Quoteline Direct decided to take the motoring public’s temperature and see what dodgy driving habits make our blood boil. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday health and why the fraudsters won’t win

July 27th, 2017

Getting a dose of Delhi belly or a Montezuma’s revenge can ruin a holiday, but at least travel insurance provides some financial solace. However, a rise in bogus food poisoning claims is pushing-up premiums, adding pounds to packaged holidays, and may see Brits banned from some all-inclusive destinations. Read the rest of this entry »

Home Insurance: 10 Ways to Cut the Cost of Cover

July 24th, 2017

Shop Around To get the best policy at the best price you need to do a little homework. Comparison websites are a good start, but some providers refuse to pay the commission and won’t sign-up, which means you need to broaden your search. Better still save yourself the bother and get a trusted broker to do all the hard work for you. Quoteline Direct has been in the business for half a century and we’ve got access to some seriously competitive policies that are hard to beat. Read the rest of this entry »

Why does car insurance cost more than on the continent?

July 21st, 2017

The rising cost of car insurance is never far from the headlines and a recent report has revealed that we are paying more for cover than our continental cousins. Quoteline Direct looks at what’s driving-up premiums and why Britain’s 45million motorists are getting short changed. Read the rest of this entry »

Business Car Insurance Explained

July 12th, 2017

It’s said that ‘the first rule of business is to protect your investments’ and that means making sure you’ve got the right insurance. If you use your car for business, you’ll know that cover can be costly, but with help from the right broker; it needn’t break the bank.

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The EHIC is a travel essential…and it’s here to stay

July 10th, 2017

With the holiday season on the horizon travellers are being urged to check they have got a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) and make sure they know exactly what it covers. A recent report has shone a light on some common misconceptions about the EHIC and it makes for essential holiday reading. Read the rest of this entry »