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How long should you learn to drive?

October 15, 2016

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  It’s a sad fact that 17-24 year olds are statisically more dangerous drivers. So much so, that the Association of British Insurers are calling for an overhaul to the system. The ABI want to introduce a number of restrictions, including alcohol limits and night time driving restrictions. However, perhaps the most interesting rule they [...]

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The cost of holidaying abroad

July 23, 2016

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  The majority of us that will be heading to warmer climes for sun, sea and sangria will be taking out insurance to ensure that any holiday mishaps are covered. However, it is becoming more common that holiday makers are being caught out because theyare not aware of certain stipulations within their insurance. When you [...]

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The truth behind car insurance myths

June 1, 2016

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Car insurance can be mind-boggling! There are so many terms and conditions to be aware of and you often hear rumours about what might affect your policy and what won’t. What you can be sure of is that if you rely on myths your car insurance policy could be invalid, should the worst happen. For [...]

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EU rules could cost women drivers

May 15, 2016

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  There’s a change coming at the end of 2016, and it doesn’t bodes well for women drivers. From December 21st (uncannily coinciding with the supposed Mayan ‘end of the world’ prophecy). The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that gender will no longer be allowed to be considered when car insurance companies work out [...]

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Which? reveals price comparison sites might not offer best deal

April 10, 2016

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  When you need a new insurance quote you’re probably likely to visit one of the many price comparison websites that we see advertised on our TV screens. They promise to compare a wide range of financial services products for us, anything from home utility providers to pet insurance providers. These comparison sites have become [...]

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Peacocks, puppies, and other hazards of the road: strange car insurance claims

April 3, 2016

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Male peacock in full show

  Peacock attacks, a puppy mistaken for a handbrake, hungry mice, and a series of small but distracting creepy crawlies are behind some of the UK’s strangest motor insurance claims. Car insurance specialists Admiral requested their employees to submit the oddest reasons they’ve encountered for making an insurance claim, and the winning list – released [...]

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£100m worth of damage caused by London rioters…

August 10, 2015

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It has been estimated by the Association of British Insurers that damages caused in recent London riots could cost “well over £100m”. 

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No love for financial service brands

July 31, 2015

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The brand agency Uffindel has researched how much brands are loved. The study claims to measure the success of a brand based on the quality of relationships that those brands have with their customers. The findings have been developed into the agencies BrandLove Index. It aims to reveal the depth of love that customers have [...]

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Insuring Wayne Rooney – is he worth it?

July 27, 2015

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We all have insurance on the things valuable to us – our homes, our cars our mobiles. We pay up every month happy with the peace mind that comes with the cover in case the worst should happen. There are other types of insurance out there of course – bunny insurance, anyone? – and most [...]

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Phone insurance complaints

May 20, 2015

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Phone insurance complaints have gone up by two thirds in the past year after people complained that they were miss-sold insurance in some way.

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