Category Archives: Personal

loyalty penalty
14 Dec

Do you know someone who may be affected by the “loyalty penalty”?

Citizens Advice have recently highlighted concerns that certain groups of people in the market are particularly susceptible to the “loyalty penalty” for their home insurance.  They identified that “people in vulnerable states” are particularly likely to be penalised. Who’s most affected? Citizens Advice reported that 32% of those paying the loyalty penalty are over 65,

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home safe
11 Dec

How to keep your home safe over Christmas

With lots of people heading away to see family and friends over the Christmas period, and houses left unoccupied and full of presents, the festive season is a time to be extra careful about home safety. Burglaries rise by 53% over Christmas, and house fires are a risk due to all the twinkling lights decorating

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best hotels to spend Christmas
03 Dec

The best hotels to spend Christmas

If hosting Christmas seems too much like hard work when you’re meant to be relaxing on a much-needed break, why not let someone else take the strain? Staying in a hotel over Christmas is a great way to enjoy the fun of the festive season without all the stresses associated with having people to stay

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driving at night
29 Nov

Safe Driving at Night

This time of year, it gets dark around 4pm in the UK and the sun doesn’t come up again till nearly 8am! This pretty much guarantees that if you are driving to and from work, you are going to be spending much of your journey in the dark. Driving in the dark can bring its

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red weather warning car insurance
20 Nov

Red weather warning: what is the impact on your car insurance?

As winter approaches and the mercury plummets, you might be starting to think about what happens when the inevitable winter storms hit and the country experiences weather-related disruption. Last year the UK had more snow than it’s had for years, and if this year pans out the same, we may be in for a fair

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flood
12 Nov

Affected by a flood? Here’s what you need to do

With the first of the winter storms already behind us, do you have a plan in place for what to do if you’re affected by a weather-related flood? If you live in one of the estimated one in six homes prone to flooding in the UK, it’s wise to know what to do should the

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frozen pipes
08 Nov

Tips to keep your home safe this winter

During the transition from summer to winter, it is important to carry out safety checks on your home, to help prevent the worst from happening! Pipes – Frozen pipes are the biggest reason for escape of water claims in the winter. According to the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the insurance industry pays out £2.5m every day to customers for escape

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horsebox
29 Oct

#BeSafe: What to do if your horsebox breaks down

There’s a reason why showbiz types say ‘never work with children or animals’. It’s because they’re unpredictable, and that’s also a good reason why you need to be extra careful if you’re travelling with them. Breaking down is a situation nobody wants to find themselves in, but if your horsebox breaks down with a horse

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windscreen
22 Oct

Looking after your windscreen this winter

The nights are closing in, the clocks are going back and the weather looks to be taking a colder turn this week. With winter just around the corner, and the possibility of rain, ice, or even snow, it makes perfect sense to be prepared. Here are some tips (reproduced with permission from Auto Windscreens) on

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motorbike
15 Oct

#BeSafe: riding your motorbike in winter

Your motorbike doesn’t need to go into hibernation just because the weather is getting colder and rainier. Follow these tips to #BeSafe when you’re out on your motorbike this winter: 1. Invest in the right kit Wind chill is a concern at time of year, and it increases with speed. It can take the ‘feels

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