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 »

Dying to get Home: Repatriation Costs & Insurance

July 11th, 2014

dying abroadWoody Allen once joked “I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens”.  It’s a great gag and one that neatly illustrates the difficulty we all have talking about death. However, it’s a fact that more than 6,000 Britons die overseas every year, and it makes sense to ensure that your Travel Insurance provides adequate financial cover for repatriation. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance News Round-up: The biggest insurance stories of the month

July 8th, 2014

world-cup-logo-2014-brazilWith the temperature (and the World Cup) heating-up Quoteline Direct looks at the most interesting insurance stories to hit the headlines. You won’t be surprised to hear that one insurance company has found a way of capitalising on Brazil 2014, but you probably haven’t guessed just what type of cover they are offering! Read the rest of this entry »

Accident, Sickness and Critical Illness Insurance Explained

July 2nd, 2014

eg_travicon_28Nobody likes to think that they will be unable to work due to accident or ill-health, but according to the Office for National Statistics more than 2 million people are signed-off work every year in the UK.

The economy is recovering slowly, but wages haven’t yet caught-up with outgoings, and family budgets remain tight. In fact, a recent report by Shelter found that nearly four million households would struggle to meet housing costs if they missed a month’s salary. Read the rest of this entry »

Holiday Nightmares: Dealing with Lost Luggage

June 25th, 2014

lost luggageIt’s hard to think of a more annoying way to start (or finish) a holiday than standing next to an empty luggage carousel wondering where in the world your baggage has ended up. Airline staff will do their best to help, but it’s up-to-you to take action; after all, you’re the one who’s wearing your entire holiday wardrobe. Here’s what to do in the worst case scenario, from packing tips to claiming compensation: Read the rest of this entry »

Cyber Security for Small Businesses

June 23rd, 2014

cyber securityIn the not too distant past ‘cyber security’ was the stuff of Science Fiction, but today it regularly makes the headlines. You just need to look at the recent hacking of eBay’s database, which potentially compromised the personal data of 223 million users worldwide, to see that cyber threats are very real and that they are here to stay. Read the rest of this entry »

Ten Ways to Accidentally Invalidate your Home Insurance

June 19th, 2014

open book of hand complete puzzle homeHome insurance is a cost effective financial safeguard against a wide range of unforeseen circumstances. However, it’s important that you carefully read the small print before taking-out a policy or you could unwittingly invalidate your cover. Here are ten common reasons why home insurance claims are commonly rejected: Read the rest of this entry »

The best holiday gizmos and gadgets

June 17th, 2014

holiday gadgetsWith the summer holidays on the horizon Quoteline Direct looks at some top tech which could make or break your summer break.

Holiday Reading Instead of lugging around piles of books get hold of a Kindle and download as many titles as you like. Just like paperbacks books can be bought, borrowed and shared and you can even download guidebook chapters for a few pence. If the rain pours down you won’t run out of reading; just find a Wi-Fi hotspot and download another book. Read the rest of this entry »