How to buoy up your boat security

August 22nd, 2016

boat securityGiven that boats are often left unattended and can be packed with expensive equipment; it’s hardly surprising that they make such tempting targets for thieves. The following ten simple steps will help tighten your security and keep the boat thieves at bay: Read the rest of this entry »

Why brokers are the best bet for business insurance

August 19th, 2016

general insuranceIt’s never been easier to buy ‘off the peg’ insurance products; just go online and choose from any number of price comparison websites that are fighting for your custom. However, insuring a business is much more complicated than insuring your car or home and you need a bespoke product that’s tailored to fit your individual business’ needs. Read the rest of this entry »

Staycation or Vacation: You decide

August 17th, 2016

staycationOpen up the travel pages of any newspaper and you’ll be reliably informed that ‘staying at home’ is the new ‘going abroad’. With the recent slump in the value of Sterling, and the very real threat of terrorist attacks abroad, Brexit Britons are apparently shunning the continent and ‘staycationing’ instead. Read the rest of this entry »

When motorists see red: A lifetime at the traffic lights

August 13th, 2016

traffic lightsTraffic lights are the bane of the modern motorist. Waiting for a red light to change can take a lifetime as time seems to tick more slowly, then there are those days when all the lights are ‘against you’; so it’s hardly surprising that the traffic light is one of the most maligned pieces of roadside furniture. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance News Round-up: A month in Headlines

August 10th, 2016

pokemon goPokémon Go insurance available for unlucky gamers

Barely a month ago if you dropped ‘augmented reality’ into a conversation you’d be met with blank stares. However, since the launch of Pokémon Go it seems we can’t get enough ‘location based’ fun with Pikachu & Co. As the gaming phenomena sweeps the globe more distracted gamers glued to their phones are running the risk of serious injury. The media has reported stories of gamers being hit by cars, bitten by snakes and one unlucky ‘catcher’ even falling off a cliff. To help mitigate the risk a Russian bank is now offering accident insurance to its existing customers while trying to lure new customers by fitting branches with ‘special modules’ that attract Pokémon during office hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Parking Rage: Coming to a car park or driveway near you

July 29th, 2016

parkingEveryone has heard of road rage, the inability of some short tempered motorists to keep control of their emotions on the country’s highways and byways, but have you heard of parking rage? A leading insurer has carried out research into the parking habits of the nation and the findings will make the most mild-mannered motorists’ blood boil. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything you need to know about speed awareness courses

July 27th, 2016

speedOver the past five years the uptake of speed awareness courses has nearly doubled and last year 1.2 million drivers attended a course. Given the choice of penalty points and higher car insurance premiums; enrolling on a course is a ‘no brainer’ for many motorists, but it is important to know exactly what you’re signing-up for: Read the rest of this entry »

Why does car insurance keep getting more expensive?

July 21st, 2016

minin accidentIt’s bad news for motorists as the cost of car insurance soars to a five year high. Research carried out by a leading insurer has revealed that the average policy has risen by £115 over the past year representing the biggest price hike since 2011. Read the rest of this entry »

How will Brexit affect buy to let landlords?

July 19th, 2016

brexit landlordsAs the dust settles after the country’s seismic decision to leave the European Union; financial commentators are speculating on how Brexit might impact the economy. With so many unknowns it’s little more than an educated guessing game, but some areas will be affected more than others, and housing is likely to be one of them. Gazing into our own financial crystal ball the future looks cloudy for buy to let landlords. Read the rest of this entry »

Ghost brokers haunt unwitting motorists

July 15th, 2016

ghostPolice are urging motorists looking for insurance deals to keep their wits about them and be wary of fraudsters lurking in the darkest corners of the web. A phenomenon nicknamed ‘ghost broking’ is a growing problem as phantom insurance sellers get increasingly sophisticated. Read the rest of this entry »