There’s really no excuse for uninsured driving

May 5th, 2016

uninsured drivingEverybody knows that’s it’s illegal to drive without insurance, but that doesn’t stop some irresponsible motorists from trying. A leading insurer has published some of the more pitiful excuses used by uninsured drivers and it makes for alarming reading. Read the rest of this entry »

Caravan insurance covers more than you might think

April 29th, 2016

reverse caravanWith winter a fading memory it’s time to spring clean your caravan and hit the open road. Caravanning is one of the country’s favourite hobbies and with so much to explore on our doorstep it’s easy to see why. In recent years caravanning has undergone a renaissance and now there are over a million caravans in the UK. It’s also big business; contributing over £6 billion to the economy every year.

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10 ways to cut the cost of your car insurance

April 28th, 2016

cheap car insuranceWith car insurance costs climbing and another tax hike scheduled for later in the year; savvy shoppers are looking for ways to make serious savings. We’ve been helping motorists find great deals on car insurance for nearly half a century and we’ve learned a thing or two along the way. Take these ten practical steps to help cut the cost of cover: Read the rest of this entry »

Is your garden insured under your home insurance policy?

April 27th, 2016

garden mowerAfter a long wet winter spring is finally in the air. The fruit trees are in blossom, the bulbs have burst into life and longer evenings mean we can all spend more time in the garden. As a nation we take gardening seriously and the average household spends nearly £320 a year on their garden with the figure climbing to £380 for families with children. Read the rest of this entry »

Quoteline Direct now comparing Flood Re insurance quotes

April 26th, 2016

lifebuoyQuoteline Direct is one of the first insurance brokers to truly take advantage of the recently launched Flood Re scheme which aims to provide affordable insurance for homeowners living in flood risk areas. Read the rest of this entry »

Launch of Flood Re provides a lifeline for homes at risk of flooding

April 14th, 2016

flood rubber bootsAfter the wettest winter on record the clean-up bill for the damage caused by the floods is estimated to cost insurers an eye-watering £1.4billion. Rising floodwaters have been matched by rising household insurance premiums and with climate change the problem looks likely to get worse. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance News Round-up: A Month in Insurance Headlines

April 12th, 2016

thumb insuranceInsurance Premium Tax hike hits motorists and homeowners

Millions of Britons are to face more expensive insurance bills as the government raises Insurance Premium Tax for the second time in a year. The Chancellor announced the tax rise on most types of general insurance in the recent budget. From October IPT will be set at 10% compared with 6.5% just four months ago. Admittedly the recent rise of 0.5% is much smaller than the previous rise of 3.5% (which was estimated to add £100 to the average household insurance bill) and the additional revenue has been earmarked to improve flood defences. Read the rest of this entry »

Landlords left out of pocket by over £5 billion every year

March 31st, 2016

Unpaid rentAs every landlord knows the key to successful property investment is looking after your bottom line, and that means making sure that you’ve got the right buy to let insurance. Recent changes to tax legislation mean landlords are having a tough time, and to make matters worse they are losing out on £5.4 billion a year in unpaid rent and property damage. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Motorcycling Tips

March 29th, 2016

motorbike insuranceAfter a long wet winter, it’s time to dust off your biking leathers and open-up your throttle. Spring is the best time to get back in the saddle and fall in love with the open road, but first you’ll need to give your motorbike a little TLC. Read the rest of this entry »

Where’s best for student buy to let?

March 22nd, 2016

student buy to letLetting properties to students can be lucrative, but it’s all about ‘Location Location Location’. A report by a leading property website has revealed the ‘best’ and ‘worst’ places to invest in the student buy-to-let market and the findings make for interesting reading. Read the rest of this entry »