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Comparing fleet insurance

For some fleet managers, comparing fleet insurance options is very much a question of looking largely at the price. That’s not surprising. The harsh reality of business life is that every fleet manager needs to keep a watchful eye on cost containment and the amount they’re paying for vehicle or fleet insurance will be a [...]

Why become a lorry driver?

At the time of writing, the United Kingdom has an estimated shortage of some 60,000 heavy and light goods vehicle (HGV / LGV) drivers. Furthermore, as the workforce ages, some estimates put the number of potential retirees over the next few years at 40,000 and as of now, they’re not being replaced. Terrifyingly, there are [...]

Understanding Retirement Plans

As you prepare for your retirement, you want to make sure that you are aware of the many different retirement plans and what they both entail and require. You’ll find that these plans have a lot of different facets, so you need to be well-informed of all the particular details pertaining to the policy you [...]

Types of road traffic accident claims

Road traffic accidents come in all shapes and sizes, from the relatively minor scrape to incidents causing serious injuries or even loss of life. Despite the very wide variety of types of incident, any one may give rise to road traffic accident claims and it may be helpful, therefore, to consider the different types of [...]

Thinking about your winter sports holiday?

If you were asked the simple question about what you most need for a winter sports holiday, it might be reasonable to insist on some snow. Actually guaranteeing the weather is not something you might associate with insurance, of course, but there are ways it might offer some compensation and consolation if the snow fails [...]

Looking out for cannabis farms in your properties

It probably goes without saying that the overwhelming majority of landlords are upstanding and law-abiding citizens. Nevertheless, there are circumstances where even the most careful of landlords might be caught out and find themselves on the wrong side of the law – and their insurers to boot. An illustration of this is in the use [...]

Over 70s hiring cars abroad being exploited

In the financial pages of the newspaper Mail on Sunday (August 2015) there was a report about some hire car companies imposing a surcharge on drivers over the age of 70. This could result in your paying double the hire charge than your younger fellow motorists, according to correspondent Toby Walne. Even when some over-70s [...]

Top tips for safe trucking

A professional truck driver is likely to encounter a whole range of different – often challenging – road conditions. Staying safe whatever the weather is something that not only protects other road users and helps to make sure that your load is delivered on time, but it is also one of the most effective ways [...]

The importance of health insurance

Health insurance was once seen as the domain of only the affluent, with private medical insurance policies (also known as PMI) typically expensive and not affordable for Joe Public. If you became ill, you either waited to be seen under the NHS system or paid for private treatment out of your own pocket. The facts [...]

Buying standalone car rental insurance

Thanks to the relative strength of the pound against the Euro this summer, many things on your holiday are likely to be cheaper, says the Independent newspaper in a story dated the 10th of April 2015. Whilst that might make the cost of hiring a car somewhat cheaper, too, there remains every reason for buying [...]