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A tale of two businesses

Mark and Sally both want to make a go of running a small business in their local town. Mark wants to open a local antique store, while Sally has her sights set on opening a small boutique on the bustling riverside.   Both budding entrepreneurs grew up in the same town, so they know that […]

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Accident-prone: the stats for UK road traffic accidents

You’d be mistaken for thinking road traffic accidents only happen to a certain type of driver. In fact, any road user of any age driving any vehicle anywhere in the country could cause a collision. Which is exactly why we pay car insurance in the first place. However, some areas, drivers and manufacturers are more […]

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Six home security tips you may not have considered

  From simple vigilance when locking your doors and windows, to more advanced solutions such as motion-sensitive lighting and burglar alarms; when it comes to securing your home, there are plenty of solutions available. Unfortunately, no matter how security-savvy you are, thieves have found ways around these time and time again.   We take a […]

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Holidaying on a budget

Looking forward to your holiday this year but worried about making your holiday budget stretch? Here are our top tips for budgeting on holiday without ruining your time away.   Avoid packaged excursions  While it may be tempting to spend over 50 euros on a half-day excursion, it will likely be more cost effective for […]

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When are landlords allowed to access their property?

  As a residential landlord, you tread a fine line between actively maintaining your property while leaving tenants to live in peace.   What is a landlord’s right of entry? Tenants are likely to regard the property as their home. Under “the covenant for quiet enjoyment”, UK law entitles tenants to enjoy the property without […]

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Futuristic banking security could change the game for hackers

We’re used to our miniature card-readers and well-versed in dongles which generate a unique passcode before we can log in to our online accounts. However these once-newfangled features are rather old hat when it comes to banking and cyber security. So what’s next? From dynamic PIN numbers to iris scanners, there’s a whole new cohort […]

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Is it ever ok to leave your dogs in a hot car?

Summer in the UK can see soaring temperatures, along with unpredictable spikes in temperature. Dog welfare charity, Dogs Trust, has warned that during the summer months, pet owners should avoid leaving animals in their cars, as even a matter of minutes can prove fatal. It doesn’t matter on the breed of your dog, whether you […]

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Here’s why car insurance is set to rise

What do you know about the Ogden rate? Also known as the discount rate, this is used to work out the interest of the compensation payout amount that victims who have suffered life-changing injuries will receive to cover their future losses. As victims can invest their payout, this rate dictates the percentage of the payout which will be deducted by […]

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3 hot weather problems for landlords

Property issues never take a holiday, and summer can throw up its own set of problems for landlords.   Ice, flooding and condensation are the bane of property owners in cold, wet weather, and in their absence, summer can seem like a doddle in property maintenance. 1 Stop Insurance Consultants Ltd outlines three things that should be […]

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Will Thailand make travel insurance compulsory?

  Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) has put forward legislation which means travel insurance would be mandatory for all visitors to the country. It is now awaiting approval from the country’s Tourism and Sports Ministry before being sent to cabinet. We take a look at some of your burning questions pending the decision.   […]

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