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 »

Buy to Let Insurance Blunders

August 8th, 2014

Home For Rent Sign Shows Rental

As a landlord it is important to protect your investment and that means making sure that your buy-to-let property is completely covered. However, insurance can be a complicated business and even seasoned property investors make expensive mistakes. Avoid the following property insurance pitfalls for complete peace of mind: Read the rest of this entry »

A Month in News: Insurance Stories Hitting the Headlines

August 7th, 2014

ear-defendersThe Highs and Lows of Travel Insurance

New figures from the Association of British Insurers reveal that 4,300 travel insurance claims were made every week last year. More claims were made for medical treatment than for cancellation or loss of personal possessions, with average payouts totalling £930. Despite the fact that average premiums cost just £32; nearly 20% of holidaymakers risk travelling without insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

Looking After Your Dog in Warm Weather

August 1st, 2014

hot-dog-cool-summerThe warm summer months provide plenty of opportunities to spend time outdoors with your four legged friends. However, just like human beings pets can suffer in the heat; and the consequences can be serious. Injury claims for dogs peak at the height of summer and the cost of medical treatment is getting increasingly expensive. Pet insurance provides a sensible financial safeguard, but there are a number of practical steps you can take to make sure that your pet stays fit and healthy: Read the rest of this entry »

Speeding fines could increase by an eye-watering 400%

July 28th, 2014

speedingIf you thought speeding fines were already steep, brace yourself because they could soon get a lot steeper. Under new proposals the maximum fine for speeding on the motorway could be quadrupled from £2,500 to a staggering £10,000. And that means putting your foot on the gas could put a serious hole in your wallet. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Car Insurance Myths and Misconceptions

July 21st, 2014

insurance misunderstandingCancellation Costs Don’t expect to get a full refund if you cancel your car insurance. Just like any other financial product you’ll have to cover set-up costs and cancellation fees (similar to early redemption charges with a mortgage or cancellation costs on a mobile phone contract) and pay for any time you have been on cover. How much you’ll have to pay depends on your provider and how long you have had the policy. Read the rest of this entry »

Cheaper Car Insurance… and that’s a Fact!

July 17th, 2014

Two Pigs Shows Savings Banking And MoneyThe American author Mark Twain once famously said “facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable”, and with so much evidence of falling car insurance premiums; the statistics have now become fact. The latest report by a leading price comparison website shows that premiums have fallen by 15% in the past 12 months, and that’s just the beginning of the good news. Read the rest of this entry »

FREE Brother labelling machine for tradesmen taking out Public, or Products Liability Insurance!

July 15th, 2014

brother labelling promotionAt Quoteline Direct we understand that you need the right tools for the job, and that’s why we are giving away a Brother labelling machine to qualifying tradesmen* who purchase (or renew) a Chaucer Liability Insurance in the next three months. Read the rest of this entry »