Category Archives: Specialist

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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young drivers
19 Jun

Young drivers bearing the brunt of higher premiums

Passing your driving test is an exciting time but young drivers are finding it increasingly difficult to find affordable insurance. The recent increases in IPT (Insurance Premium Tax) disproportionately affect younger drivers who already have the highest premiums and there is no exemption being offered to young drivers who are seen as a high-risk category.

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airbnb
05 Apr

Property sharing services – implications for insurance

Airbnb is a relatively new way of renting your home and has grown rapidly in popularity over the last 9 years. Since it launched in 2008, Airbnb has become a global phenomenon with more than 300,000 listings in 192 countries. Their website allows you to list your house or flat as a whole or even

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04 Apr

Introducing: The Sporting Bears Motoring Club!

This week we’re highlighting what I believe to be one of the most honourable motoring car club organisations within the UK – The Sporting Bears Motoring Club. As a dedicated group of motoring enthusiasts, varying from classic Ford Mustang owners to Lamborghini Aventadors owners, they all have one single aim; to raise as much money

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unoccupied property
27 Mar

Why you need unoccupied property insurance

Standard home insurance policies will not usually cover properties that are left unoccupied for more than 30 consecutive days. Properties can be left unoccupied for a variety of reasons, including awaiting sale or waiting for the completion of probate, during renovations or for health care reasons (such as a long spell in hospital). If your

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caravan
13 Mar

Taking a caravan or motorhome to Europe

The sun is shining and it really feels like spring is coming! Caravan and motorhome owners are turning their thoughts to getting ready for the touring season. Why not broaden your horizons a bit further this year? Travelling to Europe with your caravan or motorhome can be a great idea for you and your family

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taxi insurance
10 Mar

Taxi insurance – why you need bespoke cover

No matter what type of hire your taxi business provides, insurers usually offer the same four covers, listed below, that are available to other commercial motor clients: Act only cover is so named because it provides the minimum level of cover to satisfy the Road Traffic Act, insuring third party liability arising from the use

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07 Feb

Meet the team – A-Plan Insurance Specialist

So first things first – introductions: I’m Kerry, I work at A-Plan in the Thatcham Specialist Branch. As a branch we wanted to be able to engage more with our clients, both new and old within the specialist market. We’re already involved in lots of events partnering with car clubs and car shows; however we

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car club
26 Jan

Car club of the month – Westfield Sports Car Club

In the first of a series we’ll be running throughout 2017, A-Plan Specialist are highlighting some of the car clubs that have been making waves in their specialist areas – kicking things off with the kit car scene A-Plan Specialist are delighted to support the Westfield Sports Car Club. The Westfield Sports Car Club has

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