Insurance

Unlucky Learner Has Car Seized By Police In The Middle Of Driving Test

The Huffington Post | Jasmin Gray | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Universities & Education

An unlucky learner driver was left shocked after Birmingham police seized her instructor’s uninsured car in the middle of her driving test. The stu...

Brexitwatch For Travel - Watch Your Health Rights!

Frank Brehany | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Frank Brehany

Personal experience will answer that question! Last year my wife & I were travelling in France, when she became very seriously ill. In the middle of the night I had to rush her to the emergency department of the local hospital, whereupon she was seen immediately by the doctors on duty.

LGBT And Elderly? Welcome To The Forgotten Community

Steve Wardlaw | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK
Steve Wardlaw

The financial services sector is remarkably unattractive to many in the LGBT community. One result of this is people who are LGBT don't make suitable ...

Three Industries You Didn't Know Blockchain Is Disrupting

Keshav R. Murugesh | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Keshav R. Murugesh

Some have heralded it as the next iteration of a cashless society, a system with the potential to revolutionise archaic methods of transferring money,...

Usership Or Ownership: Would You Rent Your Car To A Neighbour?

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 01.02.2017 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

The sharing economy is not a new concept when it comes to vehicles. Uber is now the biggest taxi company in the world, yet it doesn't own any cars. Zip Car has gone from start-up car sharing platforms to firmly established and recognised businesses.

The Tax vs Road Safety Conundrum

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 06.12.2016 | UK
Jonathan Hewett

We are all familiar with VAT as a tax on our spending. The model is simple: the more we spend, the more VAT we pay.

Finance Modernised By Bitcoin - Part 1

Paul McNeil | Posted 04.11.2016 | UK Tech
Paul McNeil

Economies have controlled almost all aspects of human life ever since money was introduced to society. Money makes the world go around and money is power, and power is money. Any escaping of this principle is nearly an impossible effort, unless of course, you have chosen to live in the wild.

5 Essentials You Need To Know About Owning A Dog: From Puppy To Pet Pensioner

Tamsin Kelly | Posted 07.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Dogs truly are your best friends. They’ll greet you like you’re their favourite person in the world, pick up on your moods (and know just what to ...

Driverless Cars And The Insurance Long Parallel

Jonathan Hewett | Posted 03.11.2016 | UK Tech
Jonathan Hewett

Automotive technology has developed rapidly in recent years, with new levels of autonomy from lane departure warning systems and autonomous emergency braking (AEB) to active cruise control and automated parking increasingly appearing as standard in vehicles on the forecourt.

Facebook Blocks Admiral's Plan To Base Insurance Quotes on Your Social Posts

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 02.11.2016 | UK Tech

Facebook has blocked insurance firm Admiral from using a customer’s social posts to determine if they’re a safer driver or not. The insurance gian...

Cyclist And Motorist Rules: Spot The Difference

Salome Verrell | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Salome Verrell

There is also no requirement for cyclists to be registered anywhere in the same way that motorists have to register with the DVLA, so there is no way of really knowing if after a collision with a cyclist they really are who they say they are, unlike a motorist whose registration number would provide a lot of details even if they didn't.

Gap Year Workers Need To Check The Small Print

Ed Fletcher | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK
Ed Fletcher

Aside from backpackers checking their insurance fully, the providers also need to be doing more to ensure that their policies are completely clear and that customers are informed before travelling and working abroad.

Will the World Humanitarian Summit Deliver?

Aaron Oxley | Posted 21.05.2017 | UK
Aaron Oxley

Leaders meeting at the World Humanitarian Summit could transform the way we respond to the increasingly severe disasters caused by climate change. Her...

Well-Wishers Help NHS Medic In Coma Journey Back To Britain

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 22.02.2016 | UK

An NHS medic who was left in a coma after a tragic accident in America has moved thousands into raising more than £100,000 to fly him back to Britain...

Women in Business Q&A: Kim Davis, SVP, NFP

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.02.2017 | UK
Laura Dunn

Kim Davis is the SVP and Head of Human Resources for NFP, a leading insurance broker and consultant providing employee benefits, property & casualty, ...

Why Insurance Is Becoming Evil

James Daley | Posted 03.02.2017 | UK
James Daley

The British insurance industry is one of the oldest and most sophisticated in the world. When it comes to products such as car insurance or home insurance, our quotes are increasingly personalised, with each part of every question being poured into a complex algorithm which spits out a quote.

You shouldn't need a PhD to understand your home insurance

James Daley | Posted 12.11.2016 | UK
James Daley

Terms and conditions are a necessary evil in today's complex world. As lovely it would be to have insurance policies without exclusions, and bank acco...

Mum Facing £185k Medical Bill After Giving Birth Prematurely While On Holiday In Punta Cana

The Huffington Post UK | Amy Packham | Posted 05.10.2015 | UK Parents

A mother who gave birth prematurely while on holiday in the Dominican Republic is trying to raise funds for the medical expenses she's facing after he...

New Financial Scandal Set to Cost Banks £33billion

Andrew Brown | Posted 07.09.2016 | UK
Andrew Brown

As the dust from the peak of the payment protection insurance (PPI) scandal slowly begins to settle, a fresh banking scandal worth up to £33bn is beg...

£20k Raised To Fly British Gymnast Home After She Was Paralysed Following Balcony Fall

The Huffington Post UK | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education

More than £20,000 has been raised for a British gymnast who is stranded in Spain after she was paralysed from the chest down when she fell 50ft from ...

Winter Proof Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Robin Adams | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK
Robin Adams

Over a quarter of UK boilers have broken down without being insured, with two fifths of Brits saying that they'd have to borrow money to cover the repair cost or have no choice but to go without heating if their boiler broke down.

Annuities Are Expensive - Do You Need Them?

Lars Kroijer | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

As evidenced by the IRR on the annuity the return profile is extremely low risk/return and that may not suit your risk profile - if you can afford greater risk in pursuit of greater returns in your portfolio an annuity may lock you in to lower return expectations for decades ahead.

Six Things to Consider Before You Travel

Anna Pitts | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Jet setting this summer? Taking a gap year? Before you skip to the travel agents or log on to EasyJet, take a few moments and read this to make sure you've fully thought your travel plans through.

You Are Probably Buying Way Too Much Insurance - Don't!

Lars Kroijer | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

In very rough terms the world of insurance is divided into life and non-life insurance. Non-life insurance is for things like your car, house, travel...

Making Right Decisions

Elaine Benton | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

If you have a life insurance policy, don't cash it in no matter what. Listen to good advice when given by your agent, for you have no way of knowing your future health status, and once diagnosed with certain diseases, insurance companies are loathe to insure a person who is considered a bad risk.