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 »

Ten tips for buying a second-hand van

February 26th, 2018

delivery van

Buying a second-hand van can be a daunting experience and the following tips are designed to help you spot the difference between a reliable runner and a tired old workhorse:

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Guide to Ghost Brokers: Car Insurance Fraud Uncovered

February 16th, 2018

car insurance fraud Ghost brokers are back in the headlines as police launch a national campaign to warn motorists about car insurance policies that go bump in the night. Ghost brokers are fraudsters who sell phantom insurance policies that are nothing more than an illusion, and the really scary thing is that victims often don’t know they’ve been duped. Read the rest of this entry »

How to find the best insurance for an underpinned property

February 12th, 2018

cracked wall and subsidence If you own an underpinned property, you’ll know just how difficult it can be finding affordable insurance. Subsidence claims have a nasty habit of coming back to bite homeowners, and insurers charge higher premiums to reflect the risk. However, with expert help from Quoteline Direct, we can bring your premiums back down to earth. Here’s why we are streets ahead of the competition: Read the rest of this entry »

Car Insurance with Criminal Conviction Explained

February 6th, 2018

car criminal convictionHow many motorists have a criminal record?

It’s difficult to get accurate figures on the number of motorists with a criminal record, but you’re certainly not alone. A recent FOI request revealed that more than 11million people have a criminal record which is approximately 20% of the adult population. Given that there are 45.5million active driving licences in the country, there could be as many as 10million motorists with a criminal record. The leading advocacy group Unlock has calculated there are nearly three quarters of a million individuals with unspent criminal convictions in England and Wales. Read the rest of this entry »

Commercial Property Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions

February 2nd, 2018

Commercial property insurance guide Commercial property insurance can be complicated and it’s essential to choose a broker who knows the market inside-out. With nearly 50 years’ experience there isn’t much we don’t know about protecting your property and here we answer some of your most common questions: Read the rest of this entry »

Van Insurance Myths Busted  

January 29th, 2018

van myths busted It’s often said that knowledge is power, so we’ve decided to untangle some of the most common myths in the van insurance industry. Popular misconceptions can have serious consequences, leaving unwitting van drivers out-of-pocket or even on the wrong side of the law. Here we separate fact from fiction: Read the rest of this entry »