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A Simple Car Insurance Tip that could Save you Over £200

2018-07-11T09:54:03+00:00June 27th, 2018|

A Simple Car Insurance Tip that could Save you Over £200 Many drivers could be paying double for their car insurance because of one common mistake. Here's the little tip you need to be aware of when renewing your car insurance premium to avoid paying more than you need to. The reality is that [...]

The impact of motor insurance fraud and how to curb the menace

2018-07-11T09:54:00+00:00May 17th, 2018|

The impact of motor insurance fraud and how to curb the menace Fraud is one of the greatest enemies of the insurance industry, costing providers over £1.5 billion in fraudulent claims and £1 billion in lost premiums. Fraud in insurance can happen in a number of different forms, for example:  • Fraudulent claims where [...]

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

2018-07-28T10:42:15+00:00April 13th, 2018|

'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 [...]

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

2018-07-28T10:29:31+00:00April 4th, 2018|

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 [...]

New civil liability bill set to cut fraudulent whiplash and reduce insurance premiums

2018-07-11T09:53:54+00:00March 28th, 2018|

New civil liability bill set to cut fraudulent whiplash and reduce insurance premiums The UK government has announced it will be introducing new measures in an attempt to cut down on dubious whiplash claims, and in the process reduce car insurance premiums. The plans will see fixed amounts of compensation set for whiplash insurance [...]

CV Show 2018 sees launch of new interconnected multi-camera system

2018-07-11T10:04:00+00:00March 20th, 2018|

CV Show 2018 sees launch of new interconnected multi-camera system Intelligent Telematics has announced that Commercial Vehicle Show in April will see the launch of its new 3G multi-camera system that offers complete evidence for use in fleet insurance claims. Perfect launch choice The CV Show is the largest and most comprehensive road transport [...]

Vehicle break-ins on the rise, research finds

2018-07-11T09:53:52+00:00January 31st, 2018|

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 [...]

Is it time to move away from diesel?

2018-07-11T09:53:50+00:00January 15th, 2018|

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 [...]

Driverless cars safety could stop them “turning the corner”

2018-07-11T09:53:49+00:00December 13th, 2017|

Driverless cars safety could stop them “turning the corner” It’s believed that around 90% of car crashes are the result of driver error. That’s a grim statistic and one that adds fuel to the view that driverless cars are the logical solution. The UK Government has earmarked £8.1 million to support the development of [...]

Combatting technology-aided vehicle theft

2018-07-11T09:53:44+00:00December 5th, 2017|

Combatting technology-aided vehicle theft Retailers and owners of high-end and advanced cars could be excused for thinking the latest gadgets and gizmos, including keyless locking systems, offer them a sophisticated theft deterrent. However, this is not always the case - in terms of vehicle security, what technology provides, it also takes away. Technology-aided theft [...]

Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea

2018-07-11T10:06:19+00:00October 29th, 2017|

Why claiming on your insurance is a bad idea Living in a faster paced society, and commonly having to work harder for our money than we did 10 years ago. Many people look at their insurance as a quick way to make some money when the smallest of accidents happen. With people being quicker [...]

Sales of new cars down 9.3% in September 2017

2018-07-11T09:53:40+00:00October 10th, 2017|

Sales of new cars down 9.3% in September 2017 Data has now been released from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders that shows that the United Kingdom new-car market is in decline for the month of September with sales down 9.3%. This is the sixth month in succession that new sales in the [...]

Auto Trader Reveals the UK’s Fastest Selling Used Cars

2018-07-11T09:53:37+00:00September 13th, 2017|

Auto Trader Reveals the UK’s Fastest Selling Used Cars Auto trader have just released the statistics for the fastest selling cars on their website  for the month of  August, so pay close attention, take notes, and make sure you capitalise on these cars whilst the demand is high! Auto trader have reported that the [...]

Man gets 62 points on his licence – and is still allowed on the road!

2018-07-11T09:53:34+00:00September 9th, 2017|

Man gets 62 points on his licence – and is still allowed on the road! This extraordinary case is certainly a strange one, and has gathered a lot of media attention lately, as a man seems to have accumulated a stunning 62 points on his driving licence without getting banned from being on the [...]

7 tips for insuring your classic car

2018-07-11T09:53:32+00:00August 29th, 2017|

7 tips for insuring your classic car If you are considering buying your dream classic car, you’ll need to take out specialist insurance to cover it. Here’s some useful information to bear in mind when seeking insurance cover for your classic car: 1. What makes a classic? Not all insurers use the same criteria [...]

Over 300 Offensive Number Plates Banned by DVLA

2018-07-11T09:53:30+00:00August 25th, 2017|

Over 300 Offensive Number Plates Banned by DVLA With the 1st of September 67 Number Plate registrations plates about to be released, the DVLA has made the decision to ban over 300 offensive plates. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has designed to withhold them from going on sale as they are deemed to [...]

Used car market continues to slow in 2017

2018-07-11T09:53:28+00:00August 25th, 2017|

Used car market continues to slow in 2017 The sale of used cars in the UK fell by 13.5 percent during the second quarter of 2017, according to new research from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders. Year-to-date sales were also down 5.1 percent, although this may not be a cause for concern, [...]

Q2 Reports Indicate a Slow Fall in the Used Car Market

2018-07-28T10:12:33+00:00August 23rd, 2017|

Q2 Reports Indicate a Slow Fall in the Used Car Market Q2 reports published last week include data analysis from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), and its looking like 2017 has been slow in regards to the sales of used cars. Indeed, the reports indicate that the used car market sales [...]

New Car Finance Sales Plummet in Q2

2018-01-15T13:28:43+00:00August 23rd, 2017|

New Car Finance Sales Plummet in Q2 Analytical reports detailing Q2 vehicle sales have now been published, and it appears as though it’s looking bleak for the finance market as new car finance sales fell by a massive 8% in June, and reports indicate that overall sales have dropped off by 7% for the second [...]

Car Finance Industry continues to soar as Bank of England Fear a Potential Crash

2018-01-15T13:28:37+00:00July 21st, 2017|

Car Finance Industry continues to soar as Bank of England Fear a Potential Crash In a Financial Stability Report issued by the Bank of England, dealership finance had been highlighted as an avenue that had received a dramatic increase in the past few years. Indeed, the report highlighted that dealership finance had increased by 20% [...]

Land Rover – The Brand with the Highest Post Warranty Claims

2018-01-15T13:28:27+00:00July 12th, 2017|

Land Rover – The Brand with the Highest Post Warranty Claims Land Rover have just been revealed as the vehicle brand with the highest number of post warranty claims, according to a report that analysed claims from Warranty Direct customers over the past three years. So what were the causes of these claims? The most [...]

Are New Car Prices set to Increase?

2018-01-15T13:28:12+00:00July 1st, 2017|

Are New Car Prices set to Increase? Kwik Fit have just published a report that may suggest an increase in the prices of new cars in the upcoming year due to the uncertainty revolving around Brexit negotiations. Indeed, Kwik Fit have just revealed that 57% of UK motorists are anticipating an increase in the price [...]

Ecommerce – The Giant Strain on the Transport Industry

2018-01-15T13:28:08+00:00June 9th, 2017|

Ecommerce – The Giant Strain on the Transport Industry More than ever, the infrastructure of retail is shifting and changing, as technology increases, businesses compete for the top spot. As a result, we are now a generation that want our product with a click of a button, and at our doorstep the next instant. With [...]

France to Introduce a €40 Driver Fee for UK Truck Drivers

2018-01-15T13:28:06+00:00June 9th, 2017|

France to Introduce a €40 Driver Fee for UK Truck Drivers The French government have put forward a decision to charge a flat €40 fee to each and every worker that operates in France on a temporary basis whose company is from outside the region. The Freight Transport Association (FTA) have broken the news as [...]

New Price Indicators on Auto Trader – Make Sure You Pick up a Good Deal

2018-01-15T13:28:03+00:00June 9th, 2017|

New Price Indicators on Auto Trader – Make Sure You Pick up a Good Deal Auto Trader has just added a new feature to their platform that gives a clear indication as to how reliable the advertised pricing of a vehicle is. They report that the indicator is there to assist buyers browsing vehicles on [...]

Used Vehicle Price fall in May – Analyst’s Report

2018-01-15T13:28:00+00:00June 9th, 2017|

Used Vehicle Price fall in May – Analyst’s Report Last month’s statistics have now been analysed and it appears as though prices of used vehicles had indeed fallen as expected, though, the fall was not as severe as was initially predicted. A vehicle that had done 60,000 miles and was 3 years old saw a [...]

Government Changes are Causing a Huge Increase in Insurance Premiums

2018-01-15T13:27:45+00:00March 28th, 2017|

Government Changes are Causing a Huge Increase in Insurance Premiums Insurers have warned that annual insurance premiums could rise by a dramatic amount following changes in legislation. Whilst drivers that are over the age of 65 could see an increase in £300, younger drivers will be hit the hardest, facing premium increases of up to [...]

Would You Trust A Self Driving Car?

2018-01-15T13:27:31+00:00January 16th, 2017|

Would You Trust A Self Driving Car? With all this excitement and innovation in the field of autonomous vehicles, there is still an atmospheric tension that people can’t seem to shake. Especially when one considers that in order to drive you have to be trained by an expert to have a keen eye, firm control [...]

Benefits to Using an Insurance Broker

2017-08-07T13:10:47+00:00January 16th, 2017|

Benefits to using an insurance broker over going direct or using online aggregators. When searching for insurance, people typically have a list of things that are important to them when looking for insurance. These typically go in the following order. 1, Cost 2, Ease 3, Speed 4, Peace of mind on coverage Here, we have [...]

New Van Registrations Soar – The Highest in 15 Years!

2017-08-07T13:11:14+00:00December 23rd, 2016|

New Van Registrations Soar – The Highest in 15 Years! A 1.9% increase in the registration of new vans in September spells the largest increase of its kind in 15 years. SMMT (the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders) reported that 59,857 units were registered last month alone. Pick-up trucks lead the rampant increase with [...]

Does your postcode affect your insurance?

2018-05-27T08:26:43+00:00November 5th, 2015|

Does your postcode affect your insurance? Whether you're a taxi driver, courier, driving instructor, or motor trader, the law requires you to have insurance. Depending on your experience, past claims, age, sex, and driving history, your insurance premium will vary. However, most people are not aware that your postcode is also accounted for in the [...]

The mistake that could leave you with a £271 fine plus a ban from driving

2018-05-27T08:28:34+00:00October 16th, 2015|

The mistake that could leave you with a £271 fine plus a ban from driving Millions of us often do it without giving it a second thought, but if you’re caught, you could be left with a hefty fine and a ban from driving. The offence? The perhaps seemingly innocent one of loaning your car [...]

As car sales soar – mind the insurance GAP

2017-08-07T13:12:43+00:00October 7th, 2015|

As car sales soar – mind the insurance GAP In September, registered sales of new vehicles reached their highest level on record, across business and private sales. So far in 2015, over a couple of million cars have been registered, the first time the two million milestone has been passed in 11 years. If you’re [...]

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

2018-05-27T08:29:28+00:00June 29th, 2015|

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 [...]

New Wave of Motorway Speed Cameras Catch Thousands off Guard

2018-05-27T08:30:02+00:00May 9th, 2015|

New Wave of Motorway Speed Cameras Catch Thousands off Guard In recent weeks, motorists all around the country have been caught out when driving on the motorway, and are now receiving tough penalty fines for breaking the 70mph speed limit. This is mainly due to the influx of a new design of motorway speed cameras. [...]

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

2018-03-02T09:49:13+00:00April 15th, 2015|

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 [...]

4 things you should know before a track day

2018-03-02T10:19:40+00:00April 15th, 2015|

4 things you should know before a track day If money was no object, we would probably all like a high performance supercar or a vintage classic sitting on the driveway. Since that's not likely to be a reality, a track day can be a great way to experience the thrill of driving a high-end [...]

Most reckless driving distractions revealed!

2018-05-27T08:24:47+00:00April 13th, 2015|

Most reckless driving distractions revealed! It’s well known that being distracted at the wheel is a leading cause of accidents. Now a new survey for an insurance firm in the States has revealed some of the most unbelievable ones. It found that a range of offences which were confessed to, including taking selfies while driving. [...]

Paper driving licences to be scrapped from June 2015

2018-05-27T08:25:25+00:00April 1st, 2015|

Paper driving licences to be scrapped from June 2015 Recently the DVLA has launched a comprehensive package of reform measures that are intended to make licensing greener, faster and more user-friendly. Following the abolition of the paper tax disc last year, the DVLA is now removing the requirement for drivers to have a paper licence [...]

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

2017-08-07T13:14:46+00:00April 1st, 2015|

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 [...]

Aeromobil 3.0 – Flying into a showroom near you

2017-08-07T13:14:55+00:00March 30th, 2015|

Aeromobil 3.0 - Flying into a showroom near you "Mark my words: a combination airplane and motorcar is coming. You may smile, but it will come." Who uttered these outlandish words? None other than the father of modern automobile production, Henry Ford, all the way back in 1940. Now, three-quarters of a century later, the [...]

New research highlights dangers of driving and eating

2017-08-07T13:15:47+00:00March 27th, 2015|

New research highlights dangers of driving and eating New research from Brunel University suggests that eating or drinking anything while driving doubles the chances of being involved in a collision. Now one road safety and breakdown specialist is stressing that food and drink is a “distraction” that’s best avoided altogether when driving. The Highway Code [...]

Whiplash Claims Make Insurance More Expensive

2017-10-11T08:16:45+00:00March 27th, 2015|

Whiplash Claims Make Insurance More Expensive For drivers, keeping the cost of insurance down is a big priority, but it has been revealed this week that the rise in whiplash injury claims is having a big effect on the cost of policies. Research carried out recently has shown that whiplash claims are adding £93 on [...]

Slash your car insurance premiums by deferring

2017-10-11T08:16:35+00:00March 10th, 2015|

Slash your car insurance premiums by deferring If you alter the date when you want your vehicle insurance policy to start being active, it could knock hundreds off your motoring bill, says research from consumer group Which? It gathered quotes from more than a dozen large providers, for a motorist driving a Ford Focus and [...]

Car crash statistics take a turn for the better

2017-08-07T13:16:23+00:00February 9th, 2015|

Car crash statistics take a turn for the better The world of motoring has had some good news this week, as safety improvements have meant that car crash fatalities plunged by just over 40% in a mere three years. In fact, on nine models of vehicle there were no deaths at all. The new industry [...]

Year ahead could see car insurance costs climb by 10%, claim AA

2017-08-07T13:16:33+00:00January 23rd, 2015|

Year ahead could see car insurance costs climb by 10%, claim AA The Automobile Association (the AA), which currently provides car insurance, breakdown cover, loans, motoring advice, driving lessons, and other services to UK motorists, has warned that the cost of car insurance could climb by as much as 10% in the year ahead. Despite [...]

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