Guide to Ghost Brokers: Car Insurance Fraud Uncovered

February 16th, 2018

car insurance fraud Ghost brokers are back in the headlines as police launch a national campaign to warn motorists about car insurance policies that go bump in the night. Ghost brokers are fraudsters who sell phantom insurance policies that are nothing more than an illusion, and the really scary thing is that victims often don’t know they’ve been duped. Read the rest of this entry »

How to find the best insurance for an underpinned property

February 12th, 2018

cracked wall and subsidence If you own an underpinned property, you’ll know just how difficult it can be finding affordable insurance. Subsidence claims have a nasty habit of coming back to bite homeowners, and insurers charge higher premiums to reflect the risk. However, with expert help from Quoteline Direct, we can bring your premiums back down to earth. Here’s why we are streets ahead of the competition: Read the rest of this entry »

Car Insurance with Criminal Conviction Explained

February 6th, 2018

car criminal convictionHow many motorists have a criminal record?

It’s difficult to get accurate figures on the number of motorists with a criminal record, but you’re certainly not alone. A recent FOI request revealed that more than 11million people have a criminal record which is approximately 20% of the adult population. Given that there are 45.5million active driving licences in the country, there could be as many as 10million motorists with a criminal record. The leading advocacy group Unlock has calculated there are nearly three quarters of a million individuals with unspent criminal convictions in England and Wales. Read the rest of this entry »

Commercial Property Insurance: Frequently Asked Questions

February 2nd, 2018

Commercial property insurance guide Commercial property insurance can be complicated and it’s essential to choose a broker who knows the market inside-out. With nearly 50 years’ experience there isn’t much we don’t know about protecting your property and here we answer some of your most common questions: Read the rest of this entry »

Van Insurance Myths Busted  

January 29th, 2018

van myths busted It’s often said that knowledge is power, so we’ve decided to untangle some of the most common myths in the van insurance industry. Popular misconceptions can have serious consequences, leaving unwitting van drivers out-of-pocket or even on the wrong side of the law. Here we separate fact from fiction: Read the rest of this entry »

Taxi Buying Tips: Benefits of buying a new or a used vehicle

January 26th, 2018

London Black Taxi There are an estimated 250,000 licenced taxis and private hire vehicles on the country’s roads and government figures show the number is on the up. If you are thinking of joining their ranks one of the first decisions you’ll need to make is whether to buy a new or a used vehicle.  Read the rest of this entry »

Top five pitfalls of being a landlord (and how to avoid them)

January 23rd, 2018

buy to let property sign It’s hard work being a landlord and it can be a risky business, but with careful planning and the right financial protection you can reap the rewards. At Quoteline Direct we talk to a lot of landlords and we’ve been asking them how to safeguard against the biggest risks in buy to let: Read the rest of this entry »

Top Five Holiday Destinations: Inspired Ideas

January 12th, 2018

January is the busiest time of the year for booking summer breaks as Brits give winter the cold shoulder and dream of warmer months ahead. It’s also when the travel industry gazes into its crystal ball and predicts the hottest destinations of the season. We’ve scoured the travel press and had a peek at industry reports to pinpoint the most desirable places to visit on the planet and chosen our five favourites: Read the rest of this entry »

Is it the end of the road for white van man?

January 9th, 2018

Female van driverThere’s a popular stereotype of van drivers as thoughtless alpha males who speed around the city streets with little regard for other road users. However, research carried out by the country’s busiest automotive website suggests that ‘white van man’ could soon become an endangered species as more women get behind the wheel. Read the rest of this entry »

Drop in drivers using mobile phones behind the wheel

January 3rd, 2018

mobile phone when drivingThe dangers of driver distraction are well documented and the consequences of using a mobile phone behind the wheel can be catastrophic. In March the government decided to tackle the problem head-on with new legislation and tougher penalties. Drivers caught using a handheld device will be given six penalty points and fined £200, and initial reports indicate the clampdown is changing motorists’ behaviour. Read the rest of this entry »