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 »

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 »