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 »

Identity theft: how to keep your personal details personal

July 13th, 2016

online securityA recent report has thrown light on the extent of online identity theft and it makes for illuminating reading. Research carried out by Cifas (the national fraud prevention service) has revealed that the number of cases of identity theft has doubled in the past year and the problem looks likely to get worse. Read the rest of this entry »

Ten ways to make your fuel go further

July 8th, 2016

more mpgThe cost of fuel is up for the third month in a row, and with the recent slump in the value of sterling; the price at the pumps looks set to soar. The following steps are designed to help motorists save money on fuel and help to save the planet: Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance news headlines from the past 30 days

July 6th, 2016

news roundupYou don’t always get what you pay for

The consumer champions at Which? are warning holidaymakers they are unlikely to get the best deal by buying travel insurance when they book their holiday. Which? compared policies from high-street travel agents with like-for-like policies from online providers and the findings make for interesting holiday reading. Read the rest of this entry »

How will Brexit impact the insurance industry?

June 30th, 2016

brexitIn the wake of the political and economic shake-up caused by Britain’s decision to leave the EU we look at how Brexit might affect the insurance industry. Read the rest of this entry »

When it comes to car insurance it pays to tell the truth

June 27th, 2016

truth and liesIn today’s world of big data it seems that everyone is after your personal details; so it’s hardly surprising that some motorists fudge the facts when getting car insurance quotes.  And surely there’s no harm in giving a dodgy email address or a fake phone number to avoid follow-up calls, right?
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Under Pressure: Why It’s Essential to Check your Caravan Tyres

June 23rd, 2016

tyre checkAfter what’s set to be the wettest June on record it might not feel like the height of summer, but it is the height of the caravanning season. Every year half a million Britons take to the highways and byways to indulge in one of the nation’s favourite pastimes. And after a long wet winter lying idle motoring organisations are urging caravan owners to carefully check their tyres before hitching up and hitting the open road.   Read the rest of this entry »

Car Insurance Costs Explained

June 17th, 2016

car insurance costsUnfortunately for Britain’s 30 million motorists car insurance costs are climbing. Figures from a leading insurer show that the cost of comprehensive cover has risen by 14% in the past 12 months; adding £81 to average premiums which now stand at £671. Understandably many motorists are left scratching their heads trying to work out why they have to pay more year on year; so we decided to take a look under the bonnet of the insurance industry and see how costs breakdown. Read the rest of this entry »