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The best van security locks and products

The best van security locks and products

March 1, 2022 | Posted under: Van Insurance

The best van security locks and productsImproving the security of your van not only prevents costly thefts, it can also help you save money on van insurance. Here we identify some of the best van security products...  If you use your van for work purposes, it is likely that it is often full of expensive tools and equipment. If your van is broken into or stolen, it can not only be expensive to replace the items that are lost, you can also lose a lot of time dealing with police and your insurance…

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A guide to improving your van’s security

A guide to improving your van’s security

March 1, 2022 | Posted under: Van Insurance

A guide to improving your van’s security Knowing the best way to keep your van super secure can help protect you or your business from a shedload (or, rather, vanload!) of stress, inconvenience and financial loss.  Research by Comparethemarket.com found that van theft increased by 81% between 2015 and 2019 and is expected to further increase by 62% within the next 8 years. A more recent study by Logistics UK revealed that at least one third of businesses in the UK had a van stolen in just…

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Provisional driving licence - everything you need to know

Provisional driving licence - everything you need to know

February 25, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Everything you need to know about the provisional driving licenceGetting from A to B independently and learning to drive is a number one priority for many older teens. However, before you burn off on your 50cc moped or start learning to drive on public roads, you will first need to apply for and hold a provisional driving licence (PDL). Compare learner driver insurance deals What is a provisional licence UK? A UK provisional licence is a type of limited driving licence typically held by younger…

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Driving Tests & Using Your Own Car

Driving Tests & Using Your Own Car

February 25, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Can you use your own car for your driving test? Learning to drive is an incredibly exciting thing as a young person as it usually marks the start of your entry into adulthood and once you’ve passed your driving test, it provides you with so much freedom to go out on your own. However, there’s obviously the issue of learning to drive first and then actually passing both the theory and practical test before you’re fully qualified to legally drive on your own. One thing that many people…

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Complete Guide to Car Leasing | UK Car Leases Explained

Complete Guide to Car Leasing | UK Car Leases Explained

February 24, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Car leasing explained – your complete guide to leasing a car Car leasing is increasingly becoming the most popular way for UK drivers to have a new or nearly-new car, with more than a million cars bought on lease or finance deals in the past year. If you want to know more about leasing a car, read our guide below... When you’re looking for a new car there are a lot of decisions you have to make. As well as actually what car you want to have, you also need to think about how you are going…

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Motorbike tax guide 2022

Motorbike tax guide 2022

February 24, 2022 | Posted under: Bike Insurance

Motorbike Tax Guide Just like car drivers, if you ride a motorbike, moped, scooter or tricycle on public roads in the UK, you have to pay road tax (known as Vehicle Excise Duty [VED]) unless you’re legally exempt or have told DVLA your motorcycle as ‘off the road’ by submitting a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). In this guide, we fully explain everything you need to know about motorcycle tax including how to quickly and easily tax your motorcycle online, how much it costs,…

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How tenants can save money on energy bills in 2022 & beyond

How tenants can save money on energy bills in 2022 & beyond

February 23, 2022 | Posted under: Money Advice

How tenants can save money on energy bills Private tenants now pay an average of £1,064 per calendar month (if you include London rentals) or an average of £897 per calendar month (excluding London rentals) as of January 2022. Most renters already know that it can be cheaper to buy a house than it is to rent one. For example, Santander found that the average mortgage payment in the UK was £723 in 2018. And as reported by the Guardian, one in seven private tenants in the UK spend…

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Informing home insurance provider about pets

Informing home insurance provider about pets

February 22, 2022 | Posted under: Home Insurance

Informing home insurance provider about pets According to petkeen.com, an astonishing 59% (17 million) UK households collectively own a whopping 34 million pets in 2022. This recent significant increase in pet owners was exacerbated by a pet-buying frenzy during Covid lockdowns. Statistics from a popular pets for home UK selling site saw the demand for puppies rise by 104% during the peak of the May 2020 lockdown. What some new pet owners do not (or did not) anticipate is the sheer volume of catastrophic…

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Benefits of putting your life insurance in 'trust'

Benefits of putting your life insurance in 'trust'

February 18, 2022 | Posted under: Life Insurance

Benefits of putting your life insurance in 'trust'You can specifically take out a life insurance policy to leave a cash lump sum legacy to a beneficiary in your Will and can ring-fence those insurance funds by having your policy ‘written in trust’. Here’s what you should know about putting life insurance in trust, including the advantages and disadvantages of setting up a life insurance trust. What is a life insurance trust? A life insurance trust is a legal binding arrangement,…

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Overnight parking and your car insurance costs

Overnight parking and your car insurance costs

February 17, 2022 | Posted under: Car Insurance: The Latest News, Tips and Advice.

Does where you park your car overnight impact your car insurance costs? When you take out a new car insurance policy or update your current policy to a new provider, you will be asked many questions about your vehicle, driving habits and your history as a driver. One of the important questions you’ll be asked when taking out car insurance is where do you park your car at night? While you might not have given too much thought about the importance of where you park your car, especially if you’re…

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