How to avoid unwittingly invalidating your home insurance

March 24th, 2017

It’s often said that knowledge is power and when it comes to home insurance it really does pay to know exactly where you stand. Take time to read the small print and you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that you and your property are completely covered. Take special note of the points below that are often overlooked by homeowners: Read the rest of this entry »

How home insurance could help you defend your legal rights

March 17th, 2017

In the not too distant past a job was for life, but the world of work is changing, and today people regularly switch jobs. A recent study revealed that the average Briton will undertake six different roles in six different companies throughout their career. And the greater number of jobs someone holds; the greater the chances of being involved in an employment dispute. Read the rest of this entry »

Interesting Insurance Headlines from the past 30 days

March 10th, 2017

What’s the real cost of being a commuter?

In the not too distant past the average commuter just carried a briefcase full of papers and perhaps an umbrella to work. However, today’s commuters are weighed down with tech and personal possessions that add-up to a staggering £1,815. Eight out of ten commuters carry a smartphone and four out of ten carry a laptop with a combined total of £632. Read the rest of this entry »

Steps to starting your own business (Part Two)

March 7th, 2017

Finding funding Raising start-up capital can be complicated and you’ll need to carefully weigh-up your options. Traditional approaches include using personal assets and bank loans while more modern methods include crowdfunding and business angels. Explore all available avenues and forensically crunch the numbers. Read the rest of this entry »

Top tips for starting your own business (Part One)

March 3rd, 2017

Starting and running your own business requires plenty of planning and plenty of hard work. To help you get off on the right foot we asked successful entrepreneurs for their top tips and got so many responses that we decided to write two posts.

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Top five overseas holiday home hotspots

February 28th, 2017

Don’t be put off by Brexit; there are still plenty of financially sound reasons to invest in a holiday home in Europe. Stick to the fundamental rules of getting a good property in a great location and there are serious returns for the savvy investor.

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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 »