Everything you need to know about transferring insurance when you buy a new car

May 16th, 2017

Do I need to cancel my current policy and get a new one?

Most insurance providers will allow you to transfer cover from one vehicle to another, but you’ll need to cover admin costs. Before you buy a new car it’s important to know exactly how it will affect your premiums; otherwise you could get a nasty financial shock. Make a note of the vehicle registration, make and model and get in touch with your broker for a quote. Read the rest of this entry »

How to spot car insurance fraudsters at work

May 12th, 2017

Despite the government and the insurance industry’s best efforts; car insurance fraud continues to climb. Research by a leading insurer has revealed a 30% jump in fraud over the past 12 months and it’s law abiding motorists who are paying the price. Read the rest of this entry »

How to stop identity thieves and cyber criminals

May 10th, 2017

New figures released by Cifas (the country’s leading fraud prevention service) show that fraud is at the highest level since records began. Identity theft accounted for just over half of all fraud cases and nearly 80% of it took place online. Take the following steps to make sure that you’re not a target: Read the rest of this entry »

Insurance News Round-up: A Month in Headlines

May 8th, 2017

How selfies are helping life insurance providers

It’s often said that your life story is written across your face and modern technology can now read your narrative. An American company has developed software named Chronos which can study a selfie to unpick your past and predict your future. The software analyses everything from sinking eyelids to crow’s feet to predict life expectancy. It’s already being tested by a number of life insurance companies as a way to help arrange cover without having a medical examination. Love the idea or hate it; the future’s just around the corner.
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Tool theft from vans becomes an ‘epidemic’

May 5th, 2017

Every 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 »

Caravan Insurance Frequently Asked Questions

April 28th, 2017

Caravans are more popular than ever and with more than a million in the UK we decided to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about caravan insurance:

 

 

 

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Are you sure your shed is insured?

April 26th, 2017

Once upon a time the humble shed was a neglected garden outpost, rarely visited and home to a handful of rusting tools. Today’s sheds are a completely different story, they can be things of splendour and they’re often packed with hundreds of pounds’ worth of gardening gizmos. Read the rest of this entry »

Homes at risk of flooding enjoy affordable insurance

April 20th, 2017

This month Flood Re celebrates its first birthday and it’s been a busy year. If you haven’t heard of Flood Re it’s a government backed scheme aimed at helping homeowners at risk of flooding find affordable insurance. Flood Re has been a real success story underpinning 130,000 home insurance policies in its first 12 months of life. Read the rest of this entry »

Most common boat insurance claims

April 13th, 2017

We’ve gone overboard to spotlight some of the most common boat insurance claims, and provided practical tips on how to avoid making a claim.

Light Fingers Moored boats can provide rich pickings for thieves if you don’t take security seriously. Expensive navigation kit, outboard motors and dinghies make tempting targets, and if you leave valuables on deck; you’re asking for trouble. Read the rest of this entry »

Top 5 Easter Breaks

April 12th, 2017

With winter a fast fading memory and mother nature bursting into life; Easter is the perfect time to get away. We’ve rounded-up five of the best short breaks from chic city stays to guaranteed Spring sunshine:

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