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Subsidence & Home Insurance Explained

Subsidence & Home Insurance Explained

August 5, 2022 | Posted under: Home Insurance

Subsidence: Does your home insurance cover you? If you’re worried that your property might be affected by subsidence at any time, you might want to take out a home insurance policy with subsidence insurance included. We cover everything you need to know so you can make an informed decision and take action to help prevent it from happening to your home. Skip to: What is subsidence home insurance? What causes subsidence? What are the signs of subsidence? How much does subsidence insurance cost? How…

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Home emergency cover - What is it & is it worth it?

Home emergency cover - What is it & is it worth it?

August 4, 2022 | Posted under: Home Insurance

Home Emergency Cover What is it and is it worth it? We’ve all been there, and therefore we’re all painfully familiar with the drill. A water pipe freezes over, it cracks, springs a leak, the kitchen is subsequently flooded in a very short space of time and general panic ensues in the un-prepared household. You call either your landlord (if you’re a tenant), plumber (if you’re the homeowner) and/or both if you’re sensible and thinking on your feet. Yes. The burst pipes…

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Can you park on a single yellow line or double yellow lines?

Can you park on a single yellow line or double yellow lines?

August 3, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Are you allowed to park on single yellow lines or double yellow lines?Is there anything more annoying than trying to find somewhere to park in your street, in the city or on a local side road? We’ve all been in the situation where we see a space to park in but there are yellow lines on the road and many of us are unsure whether parking restriction fines could apply if we get it wrong.  So can you park on single or double yellow lines in the UK and what are the exceptions? What does a single…

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Windscreen Cover & Car Insurance - Repairs & Replacement Guide

Windscreen Cover & Car Insurance - Repairs & Replacement Guide

July 22, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Does your car insurance policy cover your windscreen? We’ve all been there - driving down the road and out of nowhere, you get a crack or a chip in your windscreen caused by a stone or loose debris thrown up off the road.  With it being so common on busy UK roads and motorways, it is worth knowing if windscreen cover is included in your current car insurance policy but also knowing how you can add it if it isn't. In this guide: What is windscreen damage? What is windscreen cover? Is windscreen…

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9 Tips for driving safely in the summer heat

9 Tips for driving safely in the summer heat

July 22, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Tips for driving safely during the UK summer heatwaves This month in the UK, we have seen some of the hottest temperatures on record during the heatwave with red extreme heat national severe weather warnings being issued daily. Higher temperatures can mean our stress levels are heightened due to dehydration, more people travelling and reduced concentration but we should always be prepared when driving throughout the summer. In this guide, we’ve included some of our top tips to stay cool, calm…

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Car registration years - A complete guide to understanding number plates

Car registration years - A complete guide to understanding number plates

July 14, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Car registration years – a complete guide to understanding number plates Contents: Car registration years How does the car registration plate system work? Number plate area codes (first two letters) When do new number plates come out? Private number plates & personalised registrations What are private number plates? Is it legal to purchase and use private number plates? Check car tax/MOT Working out how old a car is based on its registration plate used to be relatively easy, with the first…

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Train delay compensation scheme and planned RMT strikes in June 2022

Train delay compensation scheme and planned RMT strikes in June 2022

June 21, 2022 | Posted under: Money Advice

Train delay compensation What you need to know about the 'Delay Repay' scheme and June 2022 RMT strikes We’ve all been there, stuck on the train station platform while the voice on the tannoy informs us of ‘leaves on the line’, ‘signal failures’ or just the frustratingly vague ‘technical issues’ that have led to our trains being delayed. Rules from the Department for Transport state that any passenger whose train is delayed by 15 minutes or more will be able…

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🚗 How to check if a vehicle has a SORN? | DVLA SORN Check

🚗 How to check if a vehicle has a SORN? | DVLA SORN Check

June 21, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

What does SORN mean and how to check if a vehicle has a SORN Many people believe that if your car is untaxed, as long as it is not on a public road, you are OK. This, although many years ago was the case, is no longer true. Today you need to declare your vehicle SORN. In this guide we’ll cover: What SORN means Why and when to SORN a vehicle How to SORN a vehicle What happens if you fail to SORN Putting your vehicle back on the road SORN and car tax refunds Driving your vehicle when you have…

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How much does it cost to learn to drive?

How much does it cost to learn to drive?

May 16, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

How much does it cost to learn to drive?Being able to drive a car is a significant (if not a tad scary) milestone in life and is at the very top of most older teens' life goals list.  And it’s little wonder. Driving a car will lead to your first real taste of independent, adult life and having your own set of wheels can literally make the whole world your oyster. However, before you can start ‘sliving’ (living your best life) and burn off to Glastonbury, you’ll need to…

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Adding a named driver vs temporary cover

Adding a named driver vs temporary cover

May 12, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Adding a named driver vs temporary coverMany car owners add a named driver to their car insurance policies during their lifetimes - typically a long-term partner or a child who lives with them - so their closest family members are legally insured to drive their vehicle at any time they need or choose to. But is there a better way to insure someone else who’d like to occasionally or temporarily drive your vehicle? Here we explore whether adding a named driver is better or worse than taking out…

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