How to avoid unwittingly invalidating your home insurance

March 24th, 2017

It’s often said that knowledge is power and when it comes to home insurance it really does pay to know exactly where you stand. Take time to read the small print and you’ll enjoy the peace of mind that you and your property are completely covered. Take special note of the points below that are often overlooked by homeowners: Read the rest of this entry »

Nation overlooking £5 billion in easy insurance pickings

August 28th, 2016

insurance savingsThere’s a well-known saying in healthcare circles that ‘prevention is better than cure’, but could the same be applied to financial circles and what would it mean for insurance? It’s exactly the question that’s been bothering one provider and they have come to some surprising conclusions. 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 »

Is your garden insured under your home insurance policy?

April 27th, 2016

garden mowerAfter a long wet winter spring is finally in the air. The fruit trees are in blossom, the bulbs have burst into life and longer evenings mean we can all spend more time in the garden. As a nation we take gardening seriously and the average household spends nearly £320 a year on their garden with the figure climbing to £380 for families with children. Read the rest of this entry »

Christmas Contents Insurance Considerations

December 16th, 2015

christmas contentsChristmas may be the season of goodwill for most of mankind, but for burglars it’s a chance to work overtime. Long dark winter nights provide plenty of cover for burglars to go about their business and piles of lovingly wrapped presents make easy targets for thieves.  Take the following steps to make sure that burglars don’t ruin your Christmas: Read the rest of this entry »

Burglars: Get On Your Bike!

October 8th, 2015

bicycle lockA leading home insurer has revealed the most common burglary claims and the report makes for interesting reading. Homeowners would be forgiven for automatically assuming that electronic devices claim the top spot, whereas most claims are actually made for the humble bicycle. 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 »

Guide to Holiday Home Insurance

April 16th, 2015

holiday home insuranceWith the holiday season in full swing it’s essential to make sure that you’ve got your property covered; or your dream holiday home could become your worst nightmare. Read the rest of this entry »

The Keys to a Perfect Crime

February 27th, 2015

keys and burglarsWhy bother breaking and entering when you can let yourself in through the front door? Last year the police recorded more than 6,000 burglaries as ‘unforced entries’ where stray spare keys were used to gain access to the property. Sometimes the keys had been stolen, sometimes they had simply fallen into the wrong hands, but most often they had been ‘hidden’ somewhere near to the property. Read the rest of this entry »

Cyber Security Tips for Small Businesses

February 6th, 2015

cyber securityThe Internet is a great way to generate new business and keep in-touch with customers, but with increased opportunity comes increased risk. Cyber crime is never far from the headlines and cyber criminals will ruthlessly exploit any weakness they can find. The following steps are designed to make sure your cyber defences are in good shape and that your business is protected:  Read the rest of this entry »