Excessive Excess: What’s the right level of voluntary insurance excess?

April 19th, 2018

what's the right insurance excessMost motorists assume that one of the easiest ways to drive down the cost of their car insurance is to bump-up their claims excess, but a recent report has revealed that opting for a higher excess might not make financial sense.

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Potholes are making millions of motorists’ lives a misery 

April 9th, 2018

potholes and roadworksAfter the long wet winter it’s hardly surprising that that country’s roads need a little TLC, but is the British weather solely to blame for the recent plague pf potholes? Quoteline Direct digs into the real reasons for the proliferation in potholes and asks why motorists are being given a bumpy ride. Read the rest of this entry »

Do I need private or commercial van insurance? 

April 5th, 2018

private or commercial van insuranceMost van owners learn to drive behind the wheel of a car and already have good idea about how insurance works. However, van insurance can be a bit more complicated, so we decided to tackle some of the most common questions (and misunderstandings) about van insurance: Read the rest of this entry »

Essential DIY tips for Easter

March 28th, 2018

Essential Easter DIY tipsEaster weekend traditionally marks the start of the DIY season and it’s estimated that half of the country’s homeowners will be digging out their toolboxes and rolling up their sleeves to tackle long overdue jobs. Millions of Britons testing their home improvement skills will inevitably lead to some DIY disasters and research has revealed that one in five will need to get professional help to straighten out their botched jobs, costing an average of £3,200. To avoid adding to the statistics take the following tips: Read the rest of this entry »

Home insurance with an history of claims

March 22nd, 2018

house insurance with history of claimsFinding sensibly priced home insurance with an adverse claims history can be tricky, but with expert help from a specialist provider it needn’t break the bank.

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Are holiday homes the new buy to let?

March 19th, 2018

buy to let Vs holiday homes Budge over buy to let, it’s time for holiday homes to take centre stage. Changes to tax legislation have taken the shine off buy to let and holiday homes are now in the property investment spotlight. Quoteline Direct looks at whether holiday homes really are the new buy to let. Read the rest of this entry »

Home renovation and extension insurance explained

March 14th, 2018

home renovation insurance Whether you’re giving your kitchen a makeover or planning major building works it’s essential to have the right insurance. Calculating insurance premiums is all about calculating risk and with tradesmen working on your property the risk can go through the roof. Not only are the chances of making a claim much higher, but claims tend to be costly. Read the rest of this entry »

Taxi Driving Tips: 10 ways to be the best

March 12th, 2018

Black London Taxi Being the best taxi driver is all about going that extra mile (figuratively, not literally) and we’ve got ten ‘tried and tested’ tips to help drive your business forward:

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Are your household contents adequately insured?

March 5th, 2018

home contents insuranceA recent report by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) aims to shine a light on the real value of home contents insurance and it makes for illuminating reading. They’ve calculated that the country’s contents adds-up to nearly £1 trillion and that the average household now owns £35,000 ‘worth of stuff’. Read the rest of this entry »

Buy to let property investment hotspots

February 28th, 2018

buy to let hotspot Ask any estate agent what’s the most important factor when choosing a property and you’ll get the same answer ‘location location location’. As a landlord, finding the right property is something of a tightrope walk where you’ll need to balance house prices against rental yields, and that means investing in the right postcode. Read the rest of this entry »