Category Archives: Personal

motoring myths
26 Mar

Top 10 motoring myths

There are many rules, laws and regulations which affect motorists in the UK. These change frequently and it can be hard to keep track of those that could get you into trouble with the law. Even more so, there are a whole raft of myths which add to the confusion. In this week’s blog, we

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21 Mar

What to do if you discover subsidence

When it comes to problems with your house, subsidence is high up on the list of things you really don’t want happening. But what is it and what should you do if you discover it? What is subsidence? Subsidence is when part or parts of the ground under your home start to sink. It’s a

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thatched roof
04 Mar

Thatched roof: how to protect your property

There’s no more quintessentially English sight than a chocolate box thatched roof cottage, but owning one of these romantic properties isn’t without its challenges. Today we’re looking at what you can do to look after your thatched roof to prolong its life and reduce the risk of fire. Maintaining a thatched roof Although having your

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21 Feb

Is your car insured correctly?

Making sure your car is insured correctly is just as important as getting the cover itself. For instance, if you use your car to commute to work, but your insurance policy only covers social driving, your car insurance may be invalid. That means that should you be involved in an accident, your insurer may not

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14 Feb

The problem with driverless cars

Imagine the world of the future, and one of the first technological advances you’ll probably think of is autonomous vehicles, otherwise known as driverless cars. In fact, the future is already here: autonomous vehicles not only exist, but they’re even on the road courtesy of Tesla, who claim that all their vehicles have “full self-driving

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driving at night
07 Feb

Driving other cars: are you insured?

Whatever the reason, there may be times when you need to drive someone else’s car. Perhaps a relative needs dropping off somewhere and they want you to take their car home for them. Maybe a friend has had too much to drink and wants you to drive them home in their car. Or perhaps they’ve

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Green Card
31 Jan

Green Card Guidance for UK Drivers

As there is some uncertainty surrounding the terms of the Brexit deal following the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union (EU), we wanted to share our thoughts on some potential implications for motor insurance when driving abroad. Guidance from the Association of British Insurers and the Motor Insurance Bureau is that drivers should be in

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home contents
28 Jan

Are you covered comfortably for your home contents?

You probably know the value of your house, but do you know the value of what’s inside it? If not, the chances are that your home contents insurance may not provide enough cover should the worst happen. You wouldn’t be alone. Only just over half (57%) of the people we questioned as part of our

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delayed flight
18 Jan

What to do if you’re delayed at an airport

Gatwick Airport made the headlines in the run-up to Christmas thanks to the chaos caused by multiple drone sightings. Tens of thousands of passengers were stranded amidst days of disruption, leaving many confused about their rights. So, if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being stuck at an airport, whatever the reason, what

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van security
24 Dec

How to prevent tool theft from your van

Did you know that in the UK, tools are stolen from vans every 23 minutes? As a tradesman running your own small business, your tools are your livelihood. Without them, you can’t work – and with tool theft on the rise (it’s gone up by 30% in the last year), it’s more important than ever to

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