Category Archives: Home Related

empty nesters
08 Nov

How insurance needs change at different life stages: Empty Nesters

In the second of a series of articles, we look at how your insurance needs may change over your lifetime: Empty nesters and families with grown up children Your family’s insurance needs and obligations will evolve over time. Periodically reviewing those needs is necessary to ensure that you and your dependents are properly protected. Car

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cold
07 Nov

Take care in cold snaps

The media is already warning us that this winter will be a cold one. After mild winters in the last couple of years, it is probably overdue and we should be aware of how to protect our homes if a cold snap does hit. In particular, preventing burst water pipes that can cause so much

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empty nesters
10 Oct

How insurance needs change at different life stages

In the first of a series of articles, we look at how your insurance needs may change over your lifetime: Having Children Your family’s insurance needs and obligations will evolve over time. Periodically reviewing those needs is necessary to ensure that you and your dependents are properly protected. Car As the children grow up, you

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holiday home insurance
26 Sep

Protect your holiday home in winter

As the holiday season comes to an end, prudent holiday homeowners should be preparing their second homes for the winter. Make sure you think about the following: Maintenance Tasks • Turn off the utilities: Turn off the water and gas, and unplug all electronic devices. If your home has an electric heater, set the temperature to at

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student
21 Sep

Going to university – what you need to know

Freshers’ week is in full swing in universities all over the country and undoubtedly serious matters are far from students’ minds. However, without scaremongering too much, figures suggest that one in three students will be a victim of crime at some point during their college or university careers (NUS study). Here are some tips to

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home security summer holiday
15 Aug

Home security – don’t take chances this summer

The last thing you want to come home to after 2 weeks in the sun is a break-in, and then having to deal with the ensuing insurance claim. Here are our tips for home security to prevent this happening while you are away: 1. Tell a member of your family, local friend or trusted neighbour that

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20 Jun

Q&A on buying home insurance

1. What is the best way to ensure my possessions are valued accurately? Get some advice – getting the right advice is very important. At A-Plan, we guide our clients through this process, in person or on the phone, to make sure that they are able to build a comprehensive picture of their home contents sum

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10 May

Guide to making a home insurance claim

It is reassuring to know what to do if something does go wrong and you have to make a claim on your house insurance. This short guide aims to help and inform so that the process of making a claim is as smooth and swift for you as we can possibly make it. So that

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24 Mar

Spring gardening – top 10 tips

Spring is here, which means it’s time to get your garden ready! Here are our top 10 tips: 1. Check Your Supplies Before you can get your garden ready for spring, do you have the supplies you need to prepare the ground and plan? Some supplies you might find helpful to have on hand includes a

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