City Break Travel Insurance Explained

May 21st, 2015

parisWith Sterling soaring against the Euro and budget airlines crisscrossing the continent; it’s hardly surprising that city breaks have become more popular than beach breaks.  What’s much more surprising is the fact that nearly half of those jetting off for the weekend aren’t insured. Read the rest of this entry »

April Insurance News Round-up

May 5th, 2015

news roundupDon’t get stung by travel jabs

If you’re planning a round the world trip, or a summer sojourn to somewhere exotic, you may need vaccinations before jetting off. The NHS has reported that nearly a quarter of holidaymakers fail to get inoculated before travelling abroad and insurers are warning that their policies may not pay out if they fall ill. The solution is simple: visit your GP eight weeks before you travel and they will provide advice, treatment and prophylaxis. If you are in a hurry you may get a speedier service at a Travel Clinic, but you’ll have to pay for the privilege. And of course don’t forget to take out travel insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

Distracted drivers have a close shave on the way to work

May 1st, 2015

close shave 1A survey has revealed that commuters cocooned in their cars are getting up to all sorts of strange things as part of their morning routine. The report found that commuters happily admitted to brushing their hair, putting on make-up and even shaving behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Trouble in Transit: Crash for Cash

April 27th, 2015

white vanWhite van man gets a bumpy ride in the British media who paint them as ‘reckless’ and ‘aggressive’ pantomime villains with little regard for other road users. Back in the real world the truth is that van drivers are among the country’s most experienced motorists (a fact reflected in their insurance premiums), and now they are being actively targeted by insurance fraudsters. Read the rest of this entry »

Why it makes sense for landlords to spread the love

April 24th, 2015

landlord giftThanks to rock bottom interest rates and liberal lending buy to let is booming, and with changes to pensions regulations a new breed of landlord is about to enter the market. Dubbed ‘granlords’ by the media it’s expected that large numbers of over 55s will cash-in their pension pots and get-in on the buy to let game. Read the rest of this entry »

From rats to roaches, is your home insured?

April 21st, 2015

pests and petsIt’s the dead of night and it’s time to face facts: the scratching and scurrying that you have been trying to ignore isn’t a figment of your imagination; but an uninvited house guest. Every season has its own appeal for pests and with spring in the air the animal kingdom is looking for somewhere safe and cosy to raise its young. Read the rest of this entry »

Guide to Holiday Home Insurance

April 16th, 2015

holiday home insuranceWith the holiday season in full swing it’s essential to make sure that you’ve got your property covered; or your dream holiday home could become your worst nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »

Motorbiking baby boomers have plenty of gas in the tank

April 13th, 2015

older bikersA new generation of bikers are tearing up the tarmac as a record number of over 50s take to two wheels. Not only are there more over 50s on the roads than ever before, but they’ve also got deep pockets. Figures released by a leading insurer reveal that the over 50s spent £340 million on motorcycling last year; adding-up to nearly one third of the overall market. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance News Round-up: March’s Most Interesting Articles 

April 10th, 2015

lawnmower insuranceAre you insured to mow the lawn?  

With the general election looming politicians are taking pot shots at anything that will score points and the European Union is an easy target. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Essential Apps for Landlords

April 7th, 2015

landlord appsOne of the secrets of being a successful landlord is being able to juggle and know exactly what each hand is doing. The following apps have been carefully chosen to help landlords save time, effort and ultimately money. Read the rest of this entry »