Getting Car and Van Insurance with a Criminal Record

December 17th, 2014

eg_travicon_38If you are one of the nine million people in the country with a criminal conviction you’ll know just how hard it can be finding affordable car insurance. A quick search online tells you that the majority of providers aren’t interested and those that are charge sky high premiums for the privilege. Read the rest of this entry »

Nearly Half a Million Landlords are Underinsured

December 15th, 2014

landlord imageResearch has found that nearly a quarter of landlords have inappropriate or insufficient insurance. The findings are thought to be due to a boom in the number of ‘part time’ landlords, who are letting properties to earn a second income, but don’t yet know the ropes. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting your Car ready for Winter

December 11th, 2014

winter tyresAs the mercury drops below zero it’s time to prepare your car for the worst that the British winter can throw at it, and here’s how it’s done:  Read the rest of this entry »

One Third of Skiers and Snowboarders don’t have Travel Insurance

December 8th, 2014

skiingRecent government figures show that 30% of holidaymakers jetting-off on a skiing or snowboarding holiday don’t have any travel insurance. Perhaps more worrying is that 30% of those who were insured didn’t know if their policy covered winter sports. Read the rest of this entry »

How To Prevent Frozen and Burst Pipes

November 28th, 2014

burst pipe insuranceIt’s difficult to think of a more depressing way to end the festive season than returning home to find that your pipes have burst and there’s water pouring through your ceiling. Having the right Home Insurance will help soften the financial blow, but prevention is much better than seeking a payout. Read the rest of this entry »

Is your business covered for unexpected interruptions?

November 27th, 2014

1405-businessA report by a leading insurer has found that 60% of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) don’t have Business Interruption insurance and 10% don’t have any insurance at all. Small businesses are the backbone of the country’s economy and in these tough financial times it’s important to protect your bottom line. And that means making sure that your business is completely covered. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance Stories Hitting the Headlines

November 21st, 2014

news roundupIt’s been another busy month in the insurance world with ‘good news’ for homeowners and ‘bad news’ for car drivers. Pet owners will soon be able to track their four-legged friends (and cut insurance premiums) with a GPS collar and we report on an incredibly short-sighted failed attempt at fraud. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Five Short Haul Winter Sun Destinations

November 19th, 2014

turkey travelAs the nights draw in and the temperature drops it’s easy to forget that the sun in still shining over the Mediterranean. If you are thinking of escaping the cold British winter and working on your tan we have hand-picked five of the best short haul breaks. Read the rest of this entry »

Why it makes sense to renew your car insurance early

November 13th, 2014

Insurance Calculator Shows Protection Of Home InvestmentIt’s one of the insurance industry’s best kept secrets, but you can seriously cut the cost of your car insurance by arranging cover before your renewal date is due. Leave everything to the last minute and you’ll pay a premium, but spend a little time planning ahead and you could make big savings; it’s really that simple. Read the rest of this entry »

Antisocial drivers ignore new rules of the road

November 7th, 2014

textingA report by the RAC has found the majority of motorists believe they can get away with careless and antisocial driving offences because they won’t get caught. At the same time law abiding motorists are getting fed-up with dodgy drivers and would like to see more police on the country’s roads.

In recent years we have seen a big decline in the number of traffic police as much of their workload is now being undertaken electronically. Speed cameras keep an ever watchful eye for speeding motorists and Automatic Number Plate Recognition cameras can quickly check whether a vehicle is taxed and insured. Read the rest of this entry »