Beating the Car Insurance Cheats

September 26th, 2014

fraud-clipart-k4767968The subject of car insurance fraud is never far from the headlines in the British media and if you look at the latest statistics you’ll understand exactly why. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) reports there are nearly 500 fraudulent claims made each day and it’s the law-abiding motorists who are left to pick up the bill. Read the rest of this entry »

The dos and don’ts of finding a reliable tradesman

September 25th, 2014

plumber with monkey wrenchFinding a trusted local tradesman is easier said than done; so how can you tell the cowboys from the craftsmen and make sure that you don’t invite a rogue trader into your home? Read the rest of this entry »

Who are the worst drivers on the country’s roads?

September 23rd, 2014

ambulanceDoctors are known for having big brains and steady hands; so it’s surprising to find that they are responsible for more car accidents than any other profession. A recent report has found that surgeons and GPs are the most accident prone drivers and that they are nearly 100 times more likely to cause an ‘at fault’ accident than building society clerks. Read the rest of this entry »

Interesting Insurance Stories Hitting the Headlines

September 15th, 2014

news round up septDespite the fact the summer is the slowest season for news we’ve got some great stories; from the dangers of driving when pregnant to the dangers of telling little white lies.

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Why Switching Home Insurance Has Never Been Easier

September 11th, 2014

House Symbol Computer Key In Blue Showing Real Estate Or RentalsAt Quoteline Direct we have long bemoaned the fact that some mortgage lenders charge their customers to switch home insurance providers. Surely anyone who’s been given a mortgage has already been judged financially responsible by their bank or building society; so why can’t they choose their own home insurance provider without being penalised? Read the rest of this entry »

What is the EHIC and why do I still need Travel Insurance?

September 5th, 2014

EHICThe European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) allows UK residents to access free or reduced medical care in European Economic Area countries. Terms vary from country to country, but most provide treatment for chronic medical conditions, accidents and illness. Read the rest of this entry »

Accidental Damage Insurance FAQ

September 2nd, 2014

wine spill - CopyAccidental Damage Insurance does exactly what it says on the tin; it provides cover for household possessions that are damaged ‘unexpectedly’ and ‘non-deliberately’.  It’s typically sold as an extension to standard Home Insurance and provides an affordable way to make sure your prized possessions are completely covered. Read the rest of this entry »

Can Electric Vans Deliver the Goods?

August 27th, 2014

electric vansThe arguments for and against electric vehicles are well-rehearsed, but thanks to advances in technology and generous government grants; perhaps now it’s time for ‘white van man’ to go green.
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Why Contents Insurance is Essential for Low Income Homes

August 21st, 2014

low income insuranceAs the economy begins to recover slowly families across the country are still facing tough economic times. Tightening the household purse strings means getting the most out of your finances and that means looking after your assets. Read the rest of this entry »

Guide to getting the right travel insurance

August 15th, 2014

eg_travicon_10If you’re jetting-off to the Mediterranean for some summer sun it’s important to know that you’re completely covered. Admittedly travel insurance documentation doesn’t make for great holiday reading and the ‘small print’ might as well be written in ancient Greek. So to help you find the right cover we’ve written plain English guide to Travel Insurance: Read the rest of this entry »