Five common causes for car breakdowns

June 26th, 2015

flat tyreThere’s never a good time for your car to breakdown, but you can bet it will happen at the worst possible time. The majority of breakdowns can be avoided by regular servicing and maintenance; saving you a great deal of time, money and hassle. Take these simple steps to avoid five of the most common causes for vehicle breakdowns: Read the rest of this entry »

How to Stop Garden Crime

June 25th, 2015

garden thievesAs a nation we are spending more time (and money) on our gardens than ever before; and that means rich pickings for green fingered criminals. Sheds make tempting targets for thieves and homeowners often overlook security and underestimate the value of their shed’s contents. Read the rest of this entry »

Landlords Contents Insurance Explained

June 18th, 2015

buy to let fireThe first rule of business is to protect your assets and as a landlord that means making sure that you’ve got the right insurance. Every landlord knows that buildings insurance is an established ‘buy to let basic’, but we are often asked if landlords really need contents insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

Celebrities who love Caravans

June 15th, 2015

celebrity caravanWhat do Helen Mirren, Chris Martin and Jamie Oliver have in common? That’s right: they are all fans of caravanning. While some celebrities hang out at The Groucho Club our Top Ten prefer the Camping and Caravanning Club. Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance news: Interesting headlines from the past 30 days

June 8th, 2015

passwordDriverless cars could halve the cost of insurance by 2020

Driverless cars have come a very long way in a very short time. In the not too distant past ‘automated vehicles’ were confined to the pages of Science Fiction novels, but today they are never far from the headlines. The government has recently given the green light to test driverless cars on public roads and manufacturers are racing to get driverless vehicles to market. Read the rest of this entry »

Cheaper Commercial Vehicle Insurance for Small Businesses

June 3rd, 2015

white van manSmall businesses form the backbone of the country’s economy employing more than 25 million people with a combined turnover of over £1.2 trillion. Having weathered the worst of the financial crisis SMEs are beginning to see the first shoots of economic recovery. However, every penny still counts and business owners will be happy to hear that commercial vehicle insurance costs are falling. Read the rest of this entry »

Identity theft rises by more than 30%

May 29th, 2015

padlockIdentity theft is a growing problem that everybody needs to take much more seriously. A recent report by a leading fraud prevention agency has revealed the number of victims of identity theft rose by nearly a third in the first quarter of 2015. If the trend continues it’s estimated that more than 128,000 Britons will have their identity stolen by the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

Motorway Breakdown Advice

May 26th, 2015

motorwayBreaking down on the motorway can be dangerous and the number one priority is to make sure that everyone stays safe. Keep calm and take the following steps until help has arrived: Read the rest of this entry »

City Break Travel Insurance Explained

May 21st, 2015

parisWith Sterling soaring against the Euro and budget airlines crisscrossing the continent; it’s hardly surprising that city breaks have become more popular than beach breaks.  What’s much more surprising is the fact that nearly half of those jetting off for the weekend aren’t insured. Read the rest of this entry »

April Insurance News Round-up

May 5th, 2015

news roundupDon’t get stung by travel jabs

If you’re planning a round the world trip, or a summer sojourn to somewhere exotic, you may need vaccinations before jetting off. The NHS has reported that nearly a quarter of holidaymakers fail to get inoculated before travelling abroad and insurers are warning that their policies may not pay out if they fall ill. The solution is simple: visit your GP eight weeks before you travel and they will provide advice, treatment and prophylaxis. If you are in a hurry you may get a speedier service at a Travel Clinic, but you’ll have to pay for the privilege. And of course don’t forget to take out travel insurance. Read the rest of this entry »