Landlords guide to getting ready for winter

November 17th, 2017

Winter’s coming and landlords won’t be surprised to read that it’s the busiest time of the year for property insurance claims (which peak in February). It’s said that prevention is better than cure and the following ten steps are designed to minimise the risk of making a claim: Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance Fraud News: A month in the headlines

November 10th, 2017

At Quoteline Direct we keep a close eye on the media and like to stay on top of what’s happening in the insurance world. The past 30 days have been a bad month for fraudsters; so we decided to take a closer look at how the industry is getting tough on insurance cheats:  Read the rest of this entry »

Why businesses need Directors & Officers Insurance

November 7th, 2017

D&O InsuranceDirectors and Officers Insurance is designed to cover an individual’s legal costs in cases of negligence or malpractice, and as everybody knows court costs quickly add-up. Life is becoming increasingly litigious and allegations of wrongdoing can be brought by any number of people from competitors and customers to colleagues. D&O insurance is an essential safeguard for any size of business, and Quoteline Direct explains why:  Read the rest of this entry »

Can the nation’s driving habits help cut harmful emissions?

November 2nd, 2017

diesel pumpThe effects of pollution caused by cars is never far from the headlines and motor manufacturers are being forced to clean up their act. Recent media pressure started with the emissions scandal dubbed ‘dieselgate’ which exposed the industry-wide practice of fudging exhaust emissions results to paint new vehicles in a greener light. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 10 alternative winter sports activities

October 30th, 2017

These days there’s more to winter sports than skiing and snowboarding, so we decided to look at ten of the more unusual ways to spend your winter break:

 

 

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Halloween Special:  Forget about fright night – have you heard about fright week?

October 26th, 2017

Halloween pumpkin Halloween is just around the corner and households are being urged to take simple steps to avoid getting a nasty financial fright:

 

 

 

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Airline failure and travel insurance unpacked

October 20th, 2017

Holidaymakers have been having a bumpy ride over the past month. It started with Ryanair cancelling hundreds of flights and leaving thousands of travellers stranded; then came the collapse of Monarch which left the government with a £60million bill to repatriate Brits left abroad. The problems have highlighted the importance of travel insurance and how it’s essential to read the small print before jetting-off. Read the rest of this entry »

11 very good reasons to buy cyber risk insurance

October 18th, 2017

Cyber-crime is already a big problem and it’s only going to get worse. Recent research has revealed that 3million British businesses suffered cyber breaches last year which cost an estimated £21billion. With over half of businesses being targeted by cyber-criminals it’s time to take-out cyber risk insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

A month in insurance headlines: interesting articles from the past 30 days

October 12th, 2017

car insurance gender gap Why men still pay more for car insurance than women

Calculating insurance premiums is all about calculating risk, and because women are statistically much safer behind the wheel; it makes sense to use gender when calculating premiums. However, in 2012 the European Court ruled that gender couldn’t be used as a pricing factor and insurance providers duly complied. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting your boat ready for winter

October 10th, 2017

Winter Boat With summer a fast-fading memory it’s time to take your boat out of the water and get it ready for winter. Boats suffer more wear and tear when they are idle (moving parts need to be kept moving) and the harsh winter weather only makes matters worse. Taking your boat off the water provides the perfect opportunity to undertake essential maintenance, which will increase your boat’s lifespan, and mean that you’re ready to get going at the start of spring.  Read the rest of this entry »