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 »

Insurance News Round-up: A month in Headlines

August 10th, 2016

Pokemon goPokémon Go insurance available for unlucky gamers

Barely a month ago if you dropped ‘augmented reality’ into a conversation you’d be met with blank stares. However, since the launch of Pokémon Go it seems we can’t get enough ‘location based’ fun with Pikachu & Co. As the gaming phenomena sweeps the globe more distracted gamers glued to their phones are running the risk of serious injury. The media has reported stories of gamers being hit by cars, bitten by snakes and one unlucky ‘catcher’ even falling off a cliff. To help mitigate the risk a Russian bank is now offering accident insurance to its existing customers while trying to lure new customers by fitting branches with ‘special modules’ that attract Pokémon during office hours. Read the rest of this entry »

Everything you need to know about speed awareness courses

July 27th, 2016

speed signsOver the past five years the uptake of speed awareness courses has nearly doubled and last year 1.2 million drivers attended a course. Given the choice of penalty points and higher car insurance premiums; enrolling on a course is a ‘no brainer’ for many motorists, but it is important to know exactly what you’re signing-up for: Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance news headlines from the past 30 days

July 6th, 2016

Mobile NavigationYou 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

Great Britain sign & Europe sign : 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 »

Insurance News Round-up:  30 days in the headlines

June 3rd, 2016

Holiday luggage

With the summer holidays on the horizon it’s surprising to discover that one in four holidaymakers don’t take out Travel Insurance. The figures are worse for visitors to Europe where one in three travel without insurance.  Last year the insurance industry paid out £370 million in claims covering everything from delays and cancellations to lost luggage and medical treatment. While insurance small print might not be at the top of your holiday reading list it’s important to know exactly what’s covered before jetting-off. Read the rest of this entry »

Driverless cars get the royal seal of approval

May 27th, 2016

Wooden carThe Queen’s Speech has been warmly welcomed by the automotive and insurance industries for giving the green light to the development of driverless cars. In the annual speech for the opening of parliament The Queen announced measures designed to put the country in the driving seat in the race to develop autonomous vehicles. Read the rest of this entry »

Quoteline Direct launches online ‘Quote & Buy’ system for Overseas Holiday Home Insurance

May 17th, 2016

Flooded homeAt Quoteline Direct we have been carefully listening to our customers for nearly half a century and we are often asked the same question: why is it so difficult to arrange overseas holiday home insurance online without the hassle of endlessly ringing around providers?
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Insurance News Round-up: 30 days in the headlines

May 12th, 2016

NewspaperQuoteline Direct examines the stories behind the most interesting insurance headlines from the past month. Read the rest of this entry »

Quoteline Direct now comparing Flood Re insurance quotes

April 26th, 2016

lifebuoyQuoteline Direct is one of the first insurance brokers to truly take advantage of the recently launched Flood Re scheme which aims to provide affordable insurance for homeowners living in flood risk areas. Read the rest of this entry »