Homes at risk of flooding enjoy affordable insurance

April 20th, 2017

This month Flood Re celebrates its first birthday and it’s been a busy year. If you haven’t heard of Flood Re it’s a government backed scheme aimed at helping homeowners at risk of flooding find affordable insurance. Flood Re has been a real success story underpinning 130,000 home insurance policies in its first 12 months of life. Read the rest of this entry »

Most common boat insurance claims

April 13th, 2017

We’ve gone overboard to spotlight some of the most common boat insurance claims, and provided practical tips on how to avoid making a claim.

Light Fingers Moored boats can provide rich pickings for thieves if you don’t take security seriously. Expensive navigation kit, outboard motors and dinghies make tempting targets, and if you leave valuables on deck; you’re asking for trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Easter Breaks

April 12th, 2017

With winter a fast fading memory and mother nature bursting into life; Easter is the perfect time to get away. We’ve rounded-up five of the best short breaks from chic city stays to guaranteed Spring sunshine:

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Insurance News Round-up: 30 days in the headlines

April 7th, 2017

Time wasted in traffic

As a small island with a growing population of motorists; it’s hardly surprising that our roads are getting clogged-up. Set out on a journey and you can expect to spend some time idle behind the wheel, but just how much time you spend stuck in traffic may be surprising. A recent report has revealed that we’ve got the third most congested road network in Europe (after Turkey and Russia) and the average motorist wasted 32 hours every year twiddling their thumbs in traffic. The fuel and time wasted is estimated to cost the economy £30billion a year, not to mention the toll traffic takes on your nerves. Read the rest of this entry »

Potholes continue to plague the country’s roads

April 6th, 2017

Set out in your car and it’s only a matter of time until you hit a stretch of road that’s pockmarked with potholes. Every motorist knows that the country’s roads are in a mess and a recent report has put a price on the overall repair bill. The Asphalt Industry Alliance (AIA) has calculated that the local road network needs £12billion worth of investment just to keep it in a serviceable state. Without additional funds, they predict that one in six local roads will need to be resurfaced or closed in the next five years.
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Driving Instructor Insurance FAQ

March 30th, 2017

The insurance experts at Quoteline Direct tackle some of the most Frequently Asked Questions about driving instructor insurance:

Why is driving instructor insurance so expensive?

Admittedly driving instructor insurance is more expensive than standard cover, but with help from the right broker, it needn’t break the bank. Insurance premiums are calculated to reflect risk and driving instructors are much more likely to make a claim. Policies are written to cover ‘any driver’ and you won’t be surprised to read that learners are involved in more accidents. Read the rest of this entry »

How to avoid unwittingly invalidating your home insurance

March 24th, 2017

It’s often said that knowledge is power and when it comes to home insurance it really does pay to know exactly where you stand. Take time to read the small print and you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that you and your property are completely covered. Take special note of the points below that are often overlooked by homeowners: Read the rest of this entry »

How home insurance could help you defend your legal rights

March 17th, 2017

In the not too distant past a job was for life, but the world of work is changing, and today people regularly switch jobs. A recent study revealed that the average Briton will undertake six different roles in six different companies throughout their career. And the greater number of jobs someone holds; the greater the chances of being involved in an employment dispute. Read the rest of this entry »

Interesting Insurance Headlines from the past 30 days

March 10th, 2017

What’s the real cost of being a commuter?

In the not too distant past the average commuter just carried a briefcase full of papers and perhaps an umbrella to work. However, today’s commuters are weighed down with tech and personal possessions that add-up to a staggering £1,815. Eight out of ten commuters carry a smartphone and four out of ten carry a laptop with a combined total of £632. Read the rest of this entry »

Steps to starting your own business (Part Two)

March 7th, 2017

Finding funding Raising start-up capital can be complicated and you’ll need to carefully weigh-up your options. Traditional approaches include using personal assets and bank loans while more modern methods include crowdfunding and business angels. Explore all available avenues and forensically crunch the numbers. Read the rest of this entry »