The drive away from diesel

February 11th, 2017

In the not too distant past diesel vehicles were the face of green motoring. More miles per gallon meant fewer emissions and a gentler carbon footprint. Not only were diesel engines cleaner, but they were cheaper to run and had a longer lifespan. Buying a diesel was a ‘no brainer’ and the government even bribed motorists with cheaper road tax which drove sales from 14% to 36%. Read the rest of this entry »

Why it’s important to calculate, not guestimate, your average annual mileage

February 6th, 2017

Filling-in forms might be one of modern life’s bugbears, but when it comes to car insurance it’s important that you don’t cut corners.  Research has revealed that over a quarter of drivers ‘guestimate’ their annual mileage when getting a quote, rather than taking the time to accurately input their mileage. Put down a figure that’s too high and the chances are that you’ll be paying over the odds for your policy; put down a figure that’s too low and you could unwittingly invalidate your insurance. Read the rest of this entry »

Travel Insurance: annual multi trip Vs single trip?

January 27th, 2017

As the country shivers beneath an icy blanket of fog it’s all too tempting to start daydreaming about sunnier shores. Planning your holidays is a sure-fire way to beat the winter blues and it’s the right time to think about travel insurance. Deciding whether to choose a ‘single trip’ policy or ‘annual multi trip’ cover depends largely on your personal plans, but the following should help you make the right decision. Read the rest of this entry »

Smooth Operators: Saving fuel and saving the planet

January 25th, 2017

Research by a leading insurer has found that ‘driving aggressively’ could add as much as £560 on to your annual fuel bill. Crunching the data collected from 2,000 telematics boxes revealed that the worst drivers used over 60% more fuel costing an extra £50 a month. Over the course of a year dodgy drivers spent an average of £1,398 on fuel compared with just £836 for the most competent drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Best City Breaks for 2017

January 19th, 2017

With the festive season a fast fading memory; what better way to banish the winter blues than by booking a summer break? We have scoured the web to discover this year’s holiday hotspots and added some of our favourite destinations:

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Interesting insurance facts

January 13th, 2017

If you thought insurance was boring: think again. We’ve been trawling the web to find interesting insurance facts and have uncovered some that should raise an eyebrow:

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News Round-up: 30 Days in insurance news headlines

January 10th, 2017

Are EU joking? Golf carts, dodgem cars and quad bikes could need insurance

The Department of Transport are consulting on a new European Union directive that may require all vehicles, including any used privately, to have full insurance. The legal changes could affect a wide range of vehicles from: electric bikes and mobility scooters to dodgem cars and quad bikes. The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson branded the looming changes as “insane” and an example of “undemocratic law‑making” by the EU. Whatever side of the Brexit fence you sit on; the directive could have costly consequences as the UK is legally bound to abide by European legislation while still part of the Union. Read the rest of this entry »

Financial New Years’ Resolutions

January 6th, 2017

The beginning of a new year provides the perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf and you won’t be surprised to learn that financial resolutions are amongst the most common. Detoxing your finances can be an empowering way to start the year on the right foot, but like all resolutions you’ve got a much better chance of succeeding if you set realistic goals. So ditch the fad diets and follow our top tips to financial fitness: Read the rest of this entry »

How to find competitive 4×4 car insurance

December 28th, 2016

If you drive a 4×4 you’ll know just how difficult it can be finding sensibly priced insurance. 4X4s tend to be bigger vehicles, with more powerful engines, which pushes them into higher insurance groups. They also make tempting targets for thieves which further pushes-up insurance premiums. However, it’s not all doom and gloom, with help from the right broker; 4×4 insurance needn’t break the bank. Read the rest of this entry »

Affordable insurance for businesses at risk of flooding

December 23rd, 2016

business-flood-2It’s great news for businesses located in flood risk areas as the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) announces the launch of a new product aimed at helping commercial properties find competitive insurance.

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