Category: Insurance News

Surprising factors that affect your premium

When you come to getting insurance for your vehicle, there are a lot of questions that you usually have to answer. It’s hard to determine which of these are important and which others are not. You know that age, no claims bonus and your vehicle type are important but what about other factors? Here we take a look at surprising aspects which can increase your premiums.

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Reduce your van insurance price in five easy steps

If your van is the key to your occupation, you need to make sure it’s on the road safely and legally at all times. This is really important if the vehicle is at the heart of what you do, for example, if you’re a courier, taxi driver or you drive an HGV. Your van insurance doesn’t need to be the most expensive part of your job though. There are plenty of ways to keep the costs down.

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‘Beast from the East’ creates £35 million vehicle insurance bill

As we roll into spring, the worst of this year’s winter storms are thankfully behind us – but for many couriers, taxi drivers, HGV operators and others in the logistics trade, the Beast from the East has been a bitter pill to swallow, after many faced disruptions for the best part of a week.

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More autonomous features on new vehicles will lead to enhanced road safety

Vehicle manufacturers are developing a range of features designed to reduce driving risks and enhance safety. Many of these innovations feature autonomous designs and it’s estimated that up to 2,500 lives will be saved by the year 2030 as a result of enhanced road safety. A total of 25,160 people were killed or injured seriously due to road traffic accidents in the year to September 2016 and up to 90% of these accidents were related to human errors.

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Vehicle break-ins on the rise, research finds

When managing a fleet, there are any number of things to consider to ensure that everything runs smoothly at all times. Whether it be using the right lubricants to help aid efficiency, or acquiring tools to reduce harmful emissions, the task of looking after vehicles to ensure they are best equipped to benefit the wider business is never ending.

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Is it time to move away from diesel?

The demonization of diesel is a hot topic in the news and as such diesel vehicles are likely to attract some negative legislation in the coming years. Despite being promoted and incentivised, new data and the illegal practices of certain vehicle manufacturers has turned the tide against diesel vehicles. For many this will mean a devaluation of vehicles and increased costs, but for big businesses with big fleets it could be devastating. Here we explore whether you should begin to phase out your diesel fleet vehicles.

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An increasing amount of elderly drivers – how can we keep them safe?

Recent statistics have illuminated the vast array of older drivers on our roads. It is estimated that over 4 million drivers currently on UK roads are over the age of 70. Furthermore, 1.17 million of these are over 80, and over 11,000 people who are over the age of 90 still hold a driving licence.

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How will British motorists be affected by the imminent EU cross border rule changes?

Currently, British motorists who commit minor traffic offences whilst driving in other EU countries frequently escape penalty-free, as the present situation is that unless an offender is caught whilst in the process of breaking the law, there is no way of pursuing the matter.

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Autonomous cars – questions that car insurance companies will need to ask themselves

The other week’s budget announcement, Chancellor George Osbourne made a number of announcements that will affect motorists up and down the country. From the freezing of fuel duty to making petrol cheaper for motorists in rural areas, there were plenty of policies of interest.

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Be prepared if you’re driving to Europe this winter, warns AA

An increasing number of people are driving to Europe as the most economical way of travelling to ski holidays. That’s especially the case if a family or group of friends are in the same party – driving can work out a lot cheaper than buying individual air tickets. At the same time, you can load up with all your ski equipment, food, clothes and everything else you need for your winter holiday.

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Fastest Ferrari ever – at €2.5 million apiece – races off order book

Italian luxury sports carmaker Ferrari has unveiled its most powerful model yet, the LaFerrari FXXK, which comes with a 1,035-horsepower engine – and a €2.5 million price tag. Just 32 of this beefed-up model will be produced, and if you’re thinking you might like one for yourself, sorry, they’re already sold out.

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Top 5 Best Selling Second Hand Cars in the UK

If you are looking for a used car to buy and want to invest your money wisely, let us guide you through this challenging task because choosing a car is definitely not easy. The prices of vehicles are elevating very rapidly and a lot of people tend to go for used cars because they are not as expensive as the new ones.

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Car insurance premiums plummeting according to Esure

Following reports that it would be cutting car insurance prices, shares in the internet and telephone based insurance outfit Esure dropped by as much as 6pc. According to reports, the cuts were fuelled by dwindling premiums, down by as much a 7.4pc, issued by the firm over the course of the last three months.

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