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Holiday home insurance: Q&A

Owning a second home is a multi-faceted venture. It can be a getaway for you and your family when “Blighty” gets the better of you, providing winter sun or summer shade. For business heads, house ownership is a solid investment regardless of what you plan on doing with it. You can rent it out in […]

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Is Notre-Dame insured and how will it be repaired?

A cultural icon of France and, perhaps surprisingly, visited by more tourists than the Eiffel Tower, the Notre-Dame cathedral is a place of spiritual wellbeing as much as it is of Catholicism.   Due to the brave and quick-witted actions of firefighters, the structure has fortunately been saved, and a restoration project has been assured […]

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Are Bad driving habits wrecking your car?

It’s only when our cars are in various stages of protest that we realise something is wrong with them. This might be a mystery squeak or rattle, the assertive glare of a warning light, or a full-on engine implosion. We may curse our wheels when they let us down at the side of the road, […]

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What is the Motor Insurers Bureau (MIB) and what do they do?

Whether you have heard of the MIB or not, they act as a key lifeline for those hit by uninsured or untraced drivers across Britain. They aim to protect us as drivers and are funded by who else but us as drivers, with roughly £30 of every UK car insurance premium going towards their efforts. […]

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Five-star fraud – Do you trust online reviews?

  What with instant online access, our decisions are increasingly becoming swayed by reviews. From which restaurants we eat in, to the hotels we stay in, which products we choose to buy and who we choose to buy them from. Whilst it can be very helpful to get a third-party perspective, can you be sure […]

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Common fire hazards in a retail space

  All businesses need to adhere to certain fire safety regulations as set down by law. Whilst you may have filled in all the forms, done all the necessary checks and made reasonable adjustments to your work space, sometimes it helps to go over the basics. We take a look at some common fire hazards […]

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Garden Offices

It’s often said that living quarters and working areas should be kept entirely separate to strike the right balance between productivity on the job and a happy home life. But not everyone has the luxury of an extra room, and even if they do, its primary function may already be determined as the guest room, […]

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Motorcycle Theft prevention

Motorcycles may be an increasing mode of transport, but recent statistics show that they are far more likely to be stolen than a car, due in part to simple carelessness. A remarkable seven out of 10 owners leave their bikes unlocked in city bike parks. More worryingly, perhaps, is that bike thieves are altering their […]

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Pre-existing medical conditions & Travel Insurance

In the UK there are over 15 million people with long-standing health conditions who are finding it increasingly difficult to source affordable travel insurance. This figure is expected to rise to 18 million in the next decade. Why is it so difficult to source affordable travel insurance? There is an all-around lack of understanding amongst […]

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Immune to Cyber attack? Think again.

I thought you might like to see the prominent experiment run by one of our Cyber Insurers, Hiscox Insurance. Whilst they incidentally share my surname and there is apparently a common ancestor over 300 years ago that’s not the reason why we utilise their policies alongside those from other providers. Hiscox Insurance has over 14 […]

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