Interesting insurance stories hitting the headlines

August 4th, 2017

Beach chairsVan drivers are feeling the financial pinch

Van drivers are having a bumpy ride at the moment with councils moving to curb diesel emissions and insurance costs going through the roof. A report by Consumer Intelligence has revealed that van insurance is at a record high and now costs two and a half times as much as car insurance. Premiums have shot up by 29.5% in just 12 months and now average policies cost an eye-watering £1636. Read the rest of this entry »

Tool theft from vans becomes an ‘epidemic’

May 5th, 2017

SpannersEvery tradesman knows that ‘you need the right tools for the job’ and if they are stolen your business will quickly grind to a halt. Unfortunately, tools make tempting targets to thieves: not only are they expensive, but they’re easy to carry and easy to sell on. Research has revealed that 98% of tradesmen are concerned about having their tools stolen, and with rising crime figures it looks like their worries are well-placed. Read the rest of this entry »

Six reasons to choose an electric van

November 8th, 2016

Electric van chargingA year down the line and the German automotive giant Volkswagen is still reeling from ‘dieselgate’. The emissions scandal has already cost VW billions and seriously dented the company’s share price. At the same time the public are becoming increasingly aware of the downside of diesel and more motorists are turning towards electric vehicles. Electric cars are fast becoming commonplace, but what are the arguments for and against electric vans?

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Goods in Transit Insurance Explained

November 3rd, 2016

Fragile courier boxWhen transporting goods from A to B they can get damaged, lost or stolen; and if you don’t have the right insurance you could be left seriously out of pocket.

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How to drive a hard bargain with your van insurance

September 5th, 2016

Van insurance Van drivers are having a tough financial time at the moment facing rising fuel prices and rising insurance premiums. According to specialist market research agency Consumer Intelligence van insurance is at a record high and it’s younger drivers who are being hit the hardest. Read the rest of this entry »

Top Ten Tips for Cheaper Van Insurance

February 5th, 2016

Van insuranceIf you are looking to cut the cost of your van insurance; take these ten steps to free-up your finances: Read the rest of this entry »

Cheaper Commercial Vehicle Insurance for Small Businesses

June 3rd, 2015

White van Small 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 »

Trouble in Transit: Crash for Cash

April 27th, 2015

White vanWhite van man gets a bumpy ride in the British media who paint them as ‘reckless’ and ‘aggressive’ pantomime villains with little regard for other road users. Back in the real world the truth is that van drivers are among the country’s most experienced motorists (a fact reflected in their insurance premiums), and now they are being actively targeted by insurance fraudsters. Read the rest of this entry »

Great News: Cheaper Petrol at the Pumps

January 26th, 2015

seamless pattern with gas stations signsFalling oil prices may have been in headlines for months, but the benefits have taken a long time to trickle down to the price of petrol at the pumps. However, recent weeks have seen fuel prices plummet and it’s a trend that’s set to continue. Read the rest of this entry »

Getting Car and Van Insurance with a Criminal Record

December 17th, 2014

Car If 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 »