Category Archives: Personal

young drivers
31 Oct

Driving without insurance a real risk for young drivers

Did You Know? About 23 per cent of young drivers crash within two years of passing their driving test, according to Brake, a road safety charity. Yet, 1 in 4 young drivers admit they’ve considered driving without insurance to avoid spending money, according to the Motor Insurers’ Bureau. Research compiled by Brake shows that younger

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home contents insurance
23 Oct

October is National Home Security Month

With the pressures of modern life, home security is often overlooked. However, it’s estimated that a burglary happens every 40 seconds in the UK, with 40% occurring when a house is empty. National Home Security Month (NHSM), which officially takes part in October every year, aims to raise awareness of the importance of home security

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13 Oct

The dangers of driving while dehydrated

Driving while dehydrated has the potential to be as dangerous as drink-driving, according to a study from Loughborough University. The study, which was conducted over the course of two days, had a group of male volunteers perform various driving simulations while provided 200 millilitres of fluid to drink every hour on the first day, but

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crash for cash
07 Oct

How to avoid being a victim of crash for cash

We’ve all sat patiently at a junction waiting to get out into a line of traffic.  Having sat there for a while we are always relieved when a fellow courteous driver flashes his lights or waves us out.  We give him a cheerful thank you and move into the line of traffic and on with

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student
02 Oct

How to manage your student finances

Getting a degree is expensive, but making every penny count means you can enjoy your university days without getting saddled with debt. Here are some essential tips on how to manage your student finances: Work out a budget It’s hard to set a precise weekly budget before you get to university and see what things

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heating
25 Sep

Don’t put that heating on yet!

The weather is definitely turning colder and temperatures dipped as low as 3 degrees last week with ground frost in places. With energy prices high, many of us are reluctant to turn on the central heating just yet! Here are 10 small adjustments that you can make in your home to keep that moment at

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cycling insurance
20 Sep

Why you may need specialist cycling insurance

One of the most common misconceptions faced by the cycling insurance business is that standard home insurance will adequately cover your bike. If something does happen to your beloved (and expensive) bike, then the last thing you want to have to deal with is a technicality on your home insurance leaving you out of pocket.

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classic cars
18 Sep

Classic cars – a good investment?

Classic, rare and cult vehicles have always been a popular purchase for enthusiasts and in recent years there’s been an increase in their value. Did you know? • Classic cars are not subject to any capital gains taxation • Classic cars have become the number one investment in the world • Values have increased nearly

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van security
08 Sep

LCV and Van Security

Light Commercial Vehicles (LCVs) are very different to their bigger brothers. Van security features that come as standard are more advanced than on HGVs. However, career criminals are finding more ways around van security systems and thefts of LCVs and their contents are on the rise again after reaching a 48-year low in 2014. Vehicles

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smart motorways
04 Sep

Smart motorways – what to be aware of

In the UK, smart motorways use technology to actively manage the flow of traffic. The technology is controlled from a regional traffic control centre. The control centres monitor traffic carefully and can activate and change signs and speed limits. This helps keep the traffic flowing freely. Smart motorways also increase the capacity of the road,

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