Cyber Security Tips for Businesses

February 23rd, 2017

The recent opening of the National Cyber Security Centre at GCHQ underlined the fact that we are increasingly under threat from cyber criminals. At a national level stories of cyber security breaches are never far from the headlines and they don’t get much more serious than Kremlin hackers interfering in the US presidential election. At an individual and business level the UK government estimates that £27billion was lost to cyber-crime last year, with businesses bearing the brunt losing an estimated £21billion. Read the rest of this entry »

UK holiday home insurance FAQ

February 22nd, 2017

Finding the right insurance for your holiday home can leave you feeling like you need a well-earned break. The big aggregator websites haven’t yet mustered the computing power to compare policies online and that means hours of ringing around to find the best quote. However, with help from Quoteline Direct we can find the right policy at the right price; and that’s guaranteed. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Holiday Destinations 2017: Travel Editor’s Country Picks

February 17th, 2017

To help beat the winter blues we recently published a post exploring this year’s best city breaks and now we are going further afield to visit some of the most coveted countries. The destinations below may span the globe, but they’ve all got one thing in common: they top the travel industry’s favourite places to see and be seen in 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance News Round-up: The last 30 days in the headlines

February 13th, 2017

A quarter of motorists don’t slow down on slippery roads

After a succession of cold snaps it appears that a quarter of the country is suffering from brain freeze. A survey into winter driving habits has revealed that one in four motorists don’t change the way they drive to suit the weather conditions, and that includes slowing down on icy roads. The surprise findings showed the same percentage of motorists risked invalidating their insurance by leaving their car unattended with the keys in the ignition to warm-up. Even more worrying were the 50% of motorists happy to set off without defrosting the passenger side window. With more cold weather to come motorists are being urged to heed the Highway Code. Read the rest of this entry »

The drive away from diesel

February 11th, 2017

In the not too distant past diesel vehicles were the face of green motoring. More miles per gallon meant fewer emissions and a gentler carbon footprint. Not only were diesel engines cleaner, but they were cheaper to run and had a longer lifespan. Buying a diesel was a ‘no brainer’ and the government even bribed motorists with cheaper road tax which drove sales from 14% to 36%. Read the rest of this entry »

Why it’s important to calculate, not guestimate, your average annual mileage

February 6th, 2017

Filling-in forms might be one of modern life’s bugbears, but when it comes to car insurance it’s important that you don’t cut corners.  Research has revealed that over a quarter of drivers ‘guestimate’ their annual mileage when getting a quote, rather than taking the time to accurately input their mileage. Put down a figure that’s too high and the chances are that you’ll be paying over the odds for your policy; put down a figure that’s too low and you could unwittingly invalidate your insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

Travel Insurance: annual multi trip Vs single trip?

January 27th, 2017

As the country shivers beneath an icy blanket of fog it’s all too tempting to start daydreaming about sunnier shores. Planning your holidays is a sure-fire way to beat the winter blues and it’s the right time to think about travel insurance. Deciding whether to choose a ‘single trip’ policy or ‘annual multi trip’ cover depends largely on your personal plans, but the following should help you make the right decision. Read the rest of this entry »

Smooth Operators: Saving fuel and saving the planet

January 25th, 2017

Research by a leading insurer has found that ‘driving aggressively’ could add as much as £560 on to your annual fuel bill. Crunching the data collected from 2,000 telematics boxes revealed that the worst drivers used over 60% more fuel costing an extra £50 a month. Over the course of a year dodgy drivers spent an average of £1,398 on fuel compared with just £836 for the most competent drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Best City Breaks for 2017

January 19th, 2017

With the festive season a fast fading memory; what better way to banish the winter blues than by booking a summer break? We have scoured the web to discover this year’s holiday hotspots and added some of our favourite destinations:

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Interesting insurance facts

January 13th, 2017

If you thought insurance was boring: think again. We’ve been trawling the web to find interesting insurance facts and have uncovered some that should raise an eyebrow:

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