Archive for February, 2009

Travellers Opting for Single-Trip Insurance and Redundancy Cover

Friday, February 27th, 2009

Credit crunch and financial crisis has prompted Brits to change their holiday trends and Travel Insurance habits as well. EssentialTravel reveals that in today‚Äôs changed scenario, Brits are more concerned about redundancy cover and therefore more and more people are opting for single-trip holiday insurance than a multiple one. (more…)

Second Hand Car Sales on the Rise

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

According to a survey published by AA Personal Loans many UK customers are taking loans to purchase second hand cars rather than opting for brand new ones in order to save money. The survey results show that almost 62% individuals are more likely to use their loans for buying a second-hand car than it was in March 2008. (more…)

ClaimCheck to Help Firms Validate Home Insurance Claims

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

A new service started by the Met Office will help all citizens to measure weather-related Home Insurance claims faster and easier. The programme started by the Met Office called ClaimCheck will provide companies with detail information on the exact weather conditions in specific postcodes across the UK at any given time. Earlier insurance firms had to depend upon limited resources for validating weather related home insurance claims by individuals. (more…)

Travel Insurance Being Sacrificed in Recession Times

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

According to American Express, almost quarters of British people are travelling abroad without insurance in a bid to save money and cut travel costs. Many Brits are surfing the net for last minute holiday deals and to break away from the credit crunch, more and more travellers are deciding against Travel Insurance and therefore exposing themselves to a great risk. (more…)

Take Insurance Cover before Skiing off

Friday, February 20th, 2009

According to the AA, three hundred thousand people injure and get severely hurt every year while on a skiing holiday. If by mistake you injure yourself without valid insurance cover then the cost of treatment is extremely high and getting your injured friend or family member back home is equally expensive. (more…)

Need for Breakdown Cover in Wintry Weather

Thursday, February 19th, 2009

With snow wreaking havoc in the whole of Britain last week, the importance for breakdown cover has become one of the top in the priority list for most motorists. Though warnings were issued to motorists about the wintry weather, many still neglected the need for adequate Breakdown Cover for their cars. Even though people preferred staying at home, breakdown claims were almost 50% higher than normal last Monday, according to reports published by the AA. (more…)

Time for Business Owners to Have Business Insurance in Place

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Britain experienced the worst snowfall in 20 years and business insurer Direct Line for Business is asking business owners to make sure that their customers do not slip and fall within business premises and get injured. In such a situation if a customer falls and severely injures himself and if the owner has not taken appropriate measures to clear the ice or placed warning signs, then he or she could be liable if claims are made. (more…)

Post Office Stresses The Importance of Home Insurance

Tuesday, February 17th, 2009

According to the Post Office, recent weather conditions in the UK have only highlighted the significance of Home Insurance for people in the UK. In a statement issued by the Post Office, it said that the recent harsh weather, snow storms and deluge highlighted the need for home insurance for home owners in the UK. The snow storms that the people of the UK suffered this year were the worst in 18 years. (more…)

Van Insurance Customers Must Avoid Talking While Driving

Monday, February 16th, 2009

An important advice has been issued to van drivers who have cheap Van Insurance. In order to protect their insurance cover, they must avoid chatting on their mobiles while driving. The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa) has warmed motorists not to receive or make any calls while on the move since chances of road accidents increase when talking while driving. (more…)

Travelling without Insurance

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

A research by American Express states that almost half of the Brits are saving money by cutting back on some important products like Travel Insurance. Though many Brits are surfing the net or visiting travel agents for exotic summer destinations, almost 24% have intentions of travelling without insurance in order to save that extra pound. (more…)