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December 2010: Consumers deceived by price comparison websites warns Essential Travel 70% of travel insurance policies deemed worthless - Guerilla marketing by price comparison websites has conditioned UK consumers to believe they save money by searching the entire market to find the cheapest prices. Leading travel essentials provider EssentialTravel.co.uk warns holiday makers this is not always the case and travellers should take care when searching for holiday insurance. Back to top

December 2010: Van hire excess insurance for only £7.99 a day available from iCarhireinsurance -Cheaper than all other leading providers Excess reduced to zero If you are renting a van in the UK or Europe you are often liable for an excess of between £500 and £1500 if the van is damaged or stolen, even if it is not your fault. Back to top

December 2010: Avoiding frosty insurance claims this winter -The recent Siberian-like weather conditions have, as expected, caused chaos for British motorists. Driving on snow or ice can be perilous and yet only three percent of UK motorists use winter tyres, compared with 50 percent in Germany and 10 percent in the Netherlands. Back to top

December 2010: Car Hire drivers warned to check their insurance this Christmas - Hire car drivers warned to check their insurance this Christmas. Many excess policies fail to cover vehicles damaged within 150km of home. Hire car drivers planning to hire a car in the UK this Christmas are being urged to scrutinise the small print of their excess insurance policies to avoid being caught out if they are planning to drive the car from home. Back to top

November 2010: UK flood damage costs up 200% - Britain’s rising flood risk is further underlined today, with figures published by the ABI showing that the cost of flood damage since 2000 has leapt by 200% on the previous decade. With more people set to be at significant risk of flooding, the ABI is calling on the Government to ensure that spending on flood defences is targeted to the most flood vulnerable communities. Back to top

October 2010: Acquistion of Rentshield by Barbon Insurance - As of 29th October 2010 Rentshield Direct, Trading as Rentshield Direct Ltd, are now owned by the Barbon Insurance Group Ltd. Back to top

October 2010: HomeLet Insurance is trialling Princes Trust Initiative - HomeLet is trialling an initiative that allows employees to take one day’s paid leave per annum to undertake community activities and projects in support of the Princes Trust. As part of the Barbon Insurance Group, the trial at HomeLet is being offered to all staff as part of the Group’s ‘Give Something Back’ campaign. This commitment to the community has seen 20 applications so far from employees who are looking forward to working with young people at the Trust, with a view to rolling the scheme out across the entire Group. Back to top

October 2010: HomeLet Insurance encourages Landlords to think about Rental Guarantee as difficult times face tenants - After months of speculation, the UK's "age of austerity" has begun; the government has announced the results of its Spending Review. HomeLet, the market leading provider of tenant referencing and Rent Guarantee services warns landlords these results could result in additional job losses and tenants defaulting on rent Back to top

October 2010: Rentguard Insurance Update - Equity Red Star has joined the Rentguard Insurance panel of insurers who underwrite their Owner Occupied Buildings and Contents and Tenant Contents Insurance policies. Back to top

October 2010: HomeLet Mousemat for Tenant's Contents Insurance - HomeLet agents received a mousemat in their post recently. HomeLet the major Landlord and Tenant insurance provider in the UK Back to top

October 2010: HomeLet Rental Index shows surge in rents for the South West England - The latest HomeLet Rental Index shows that the cost of the average rent in the South West of the UK increased by 6.78% in September when compared to August. This is the largest month on month increase for any region in the UK during 2010. Commenting on the latest Rental Index HomeLet Sales, Marketing and Operations Director, Heidi Abbott explained; “The latest HomeLet Rental Index reiterates the fact that the sustained demand for rented property over the summer has continued to out pace the supply of available properties in the UK. Back to top

October 2010: Buy to let insurance: new FSA plans - Rentguard News -A new proposal about the future of interest-only mortgages has sparked debate from experts, which people with landlord insurance will be interested in. The suggestion from the Financial Services Authority (FSA) is that lenders should check the validity of their customers’ repayments methods at the start of a mortgage and periodically throughout its lifespan. Back to top

October 2010: Winter saving with insurance4carhire - As the days get darker and the weather changes from bad to worse, the light at the end of a very wet UK tunnel could be the opportunity to travel abroad this winter. Those holidaying in an exotic worldwide destination and driving are not only lucky enough to be escaping the seasonal blues, but they can also make some savings to put towards that naughty and nice Christmas list. Car hire excess insurance specialist Insurance4carhire.com has announced that it will be lowering the cost of its annual Worldwide policies from £65 to £52 from 1st October an amazing 20% discount. Back to top

September 2010: Defra Flood summit focuses on a shared approach to managing flood risk - Environment Minister Richard Benyon met with insurers to discuss how best to ensure that insurance is widely available for homes at risk of flooding at a flood summit. The summit brought together key representatives from the insurance industry, the National Flood Forum, the Environment Agency and local government to discuss the challenges in managing future flood risk. Back to top

September 2010: easyJet become first Low Cost Carrier to protect passengers under the Package Travel Regulations by way of Insurance From 2nd September 2010, easyJet Airline Company limited (easyJet) is switching its financial security obligations provider from the Travel Trust Association to International Passenger Protection Ltd (IPP). Back to top

September 2010: Endsleigh house sharer insurance for students. Endsleigh launches house sharer policy tailored for students - New policy created using feedback from students. In the run up to the start of the new University term, leading student insurer Endsleigh has launched an insurance policy specifically tailored for groups of students living together. Back to top

September 2010: Renters in the South west are the safest. South West tenants are some of the safest in the UK ...but Colchester tops the bill. Findings published today by Endsleigh show that renters in the South West of England are some of the safest in the UK for household theft. Back to top

September 2010: New Endsleigh policy feature will help protect travellers - Endsleigh protects travellers from airline bankruptcy - New policy feature will help protect travellers. Leading insurance provider Endsleigh has expanded its existing single and multi-trip travel insurance policies to protect travellers that aren’t covered by the Government’s ATOL scheme from airline insolvency. Back to top

September 2010: The Gap Year Trap - Essential Travel - Don't Get Caught In The Gap Year Trap - Essential Travel - EssentialTravel.co.uk sees a post exam-results boom in backpacker enquiries but warns young travellers to beware the Gap Year trap In response to a surge in enquiries about its gap year insurance policy in the week since the A-level exam results were announced, EssentialTravel.co.uk has blogged advice to help gappers make their "working holiday" work for them Back to top

August 2010: Insurance4carhire and the JML Group Strike Gold - 2010 has proved to be a successful year for award-winning excess car hire insurance company, Insurance4carhire.com and one of its top suppliers the JML Group, who recently announced they had made over £100,000 in revenue for the company. This comes at an exciting time for Insurance4carhire who is currently running a summer promotion on its European policy, offering an incredible 20% discount.Back to top

July 2010: Essential Travel Warns Holidaymakers to Beware of Hidden Costs - It’s often the last thing holidaymakers think about before they head off on their travels but those opting to drive to the airport this summer could find themselves out of pocket when arranging their airport parking, according to leading travel essentials provider EssentialTravel.co.uk Back to top

July 2010: insurance4carhire.com the Car hire insurance specialist lowers costs of Annual European Policies Press Release- Car hire excess insurance specialist and market leader, Insurance4carhire.com, has announced that it will be lowering the cost of its annual European policies from £49 to £39.20. This represents a drop of an incredible 20% per policy, which is equal to almost £10! Combined with the potential savings that can be made on excess insurance, this will be welcome news to travellers looking to reduce the cost of this year’s summer holiday Back to top

July 2010: Airline Insolvency: Survey results reveal protection is expected - A new survey conducted by Ipsos Mori revealed that only a small volume of air passengers think of airline insolvency when booking a ticket. Only five of the 2,072 people polled said that airline insolvency was an issue when booking, despite over 65 airlines collapsing since the start of the recession and huge losses continuing in the airline sector in 2010 Back to top

July 2010: insurance4carhire cut price of annual Europe policy from £49 to £39.20.Insurance4carhire.com, the car hire excess insurance firm that had been undercut by its rival icarhireinsurance.com over the last months, has cut the cost of its annual European policies. Back to top

July 2010: Essential Travel Takes Top Spot at Travelmole Awards. EssentialTravel.co.uk has been named the Best Holiday Add-on Site 2010 at the prestigious Travelmole Awards at a ceremony in London. Back to top

June 2010: Car Insurance Men and women even crash differently - Men and women may continue to argue about who are the better drivers, but one area where there is a clear difference between the sexes is the type of accidents they have in their cars. Research by women’s car insurance specialist, Diamond has found there are certain types of accidents women are more likely than men to be involved in. Back to top

June 2010: HomeLet and Martin & Co offer new cover for Landlords Homelet have developed an exclusive new Rent Guarantee product for landlords, called the Martin & Co Promise. The new product combines comprehensive cover and extremely competitive prices to provide landlords with market leading protection for their rental income Back to top

June 2010: There are a record breaking number of renewals for Martin & Co The Martin & Co network have had many reasons to celebrate over the past year, with record breaking results and their domination of the industry’s national awards. However 2010 has given some of the network’s award winning offices an additional reason to toast to the future Back to top

June 2010: HomeLet sponsors Bloom Apprenticeship Academy for Estate and Letting Agents - HomeLet, the specialist land and tenant insurance provider and tenant referencing service, has announced that it is to sponsor the Bloom Apprenticeship Academy for Estate and Letting Agents Back to top

June 2010: Over £800M Wasted on Over-Priced Hire Car Insurance Policies iCarhireinsurance £1bn a year spent on excess cover by European hire car drivers - £803m could be saved on insurance if bought in advance - Car rental companies charging 'over the odds'. Back to top

June 2010: Staysure insurance offers ex-pat insurance - Over 50s insurer Staysure.co.uk has targeted the ever growing ex-pat community in Europe with a range of new products, including home, health and travel insurance plus pre-paid funeral packages Back to top

June 2010: Volcanic ash cloud could hamper travel to South Africa this June - More than 20,000 football fans are expected to travel to South Africa for the world’s premier football event this June. There is however widespread concern that the recent volcanic ash cloud that affected air travel worldwide could lead to further flight delays or trip cancellations.Back to top

June 2010: World Cup insured for £6.2bn - The World Cup, the world’s most watched sporting event, begins this month, and Lloyd’s has stated that it is insured to the tune of £6.2bn Back to top

June 2010: New vice-chairman of the BVRLA Neil Cunningham has taken over as the new vice-chairman of the BVRLA.(The British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association) He is currently general manager at Hertz UK, Neil is now in line to succeed the association’s current chairman, LeasePlan’s Kevin McNally, when he completes his two-year term in May 2011. Back to top

June 2010: iCarhireinsurance.com awarded membership of the BVRLA. Halo Insurance Services Ltd, and its registered trading name, iCarhireinsurance.com, is proud to announce it has been awarded membership of the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA). Back to top

May 2010: Hire Car Drivers Urged to Take Out Insurance With Cancellation Cover Drivers of hire cars are being urged to take out cancellation cover with their car hire insurance to avoid expensive charges if they have to cancel at short notice Back to top

May 2010: Endsleigh provides free key cover -it is offering students free key insurance for those moving into campus accommodation, or accommodation not already protected by an Endsleigh block possessions insurance scheme. Back to top

May 2010: Halo Insurance Services Ltd becomes ABTA partner -Halo Insurance Services Ltd, and its registered trading name, iCarhireinsurance.com, have been awarded membership of ABTA’s Trade Industry Partner Scheme. Back to top

May 2010: New Buy-To-let deal is good news for Landlords - The Managing Director of HomeLet John Boyle is welcoming the announcement by one of the UK's biggest buy-to-let lenders that it has relaxed the criteria on its new mortgage deals. Back to top

May 2010: Nationwide announces New Mortgage Deals - With effect from Tuesday 11 May 2010, Nationwide will reduce selected rates on fixed and tracker rate products across its mortgage range. The reductions range between 0.05% and 0.60%, with the average cut being 0.30%. The Society has also extended the maximum LTV to 85% on remortgage tracker deals. Back to top

May 2010: Rentguard select Sterling Insurance as an additional Landlord Insurance provider - Rentguard are pleased to announce that they have agreed terms with Sterling Insurance Company on their specialist residential Landlord Buildings and Contents Insurance product. This product is available through Rentguard’s approved agents and distributors. Back to top

May 2010: Airflights.co.uk provides added financial security - Airflights.co.uk provides added financial security for consumers while airlines count the cost of volcanic disruption Back to top

May 2010: Lighthouse Property Services of Lincoln offers broadband - Lighthouse Property Services in Lincoln is the first lettings firm in the UK to offer tenants an exclusive wireless broadband service that can be used both at home and throughout the city for free and all on the same network Back to top

May 2010: Pinkerton Murray Strikes Gold - County Down estate and lettings agency Pinkerton Murray has won has been recognised for its excellent customer service in the 2010 Estate Agent & Letting Agent Awards (Estas). Back to top

May 2010: Students to get Extra Protection from Crime via HomeLet Insurance - Students living in shared accommodation are now eligible for HomeLet’s comprehensive Tenant’s Contents Insurance+ policy which offers an unrivalled level of protection against theft and accidental damage. Back to top

April 2010: Direct Travel Insurance to pay claims for travellers impacted by the volcanic ash cloud - Direct Travel Insurance has confirmed that they will cover claims from customers that are either stranded abroad or cannot travel due to the volcanic ash. Back to top

April 2010: Carrentals.co.uk Launches 'Raising the Standard' Campaign Back to top

April 2010: Staysure: Volcanic ash update - Important information from Staysure: Volcanic ash update Back to top

April 2010: Airlines Count the Cost on Volcanic Disruption - After the first week of wide spread disruption resulting from Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano, industry experts are already saying the impact on the airline industry will be worse than 9/11. Back to top

April 2010: Mandatory Microchipping and Third Party Dog Insurance - AFI - Animal Friends Insurance - The recent proposals regarding revisions to the Dangerous Dogs Act (1991) in the UK - making it mandatory for all dogs to be microchipped and owners to have third party pet liability insurance on their dogs - have of course sparked another lively debate between people for and those against.Back to top

April 2010: Rising Rents Pose Potential Risk for Landlords in the UK - Following the recent RICS residential lettings survey and FindaProperty Rental index which both reveal an increase in rental prices HomeLet is urging landlords to protect their monthly income. Back to top

April 2010: Letsure sets up insurance deal with Hamptons Letting Agents Lettings insurance specialist Letsure has agreed a deal to provide insurance products to landlord customers of residential agency Hamptons International Back to top

April 2010: Dogtag Travel Insurance includes Financial Failure Protection in time for Easter Breaks - Dogtag, the specialist insurer for action-minded travellers have increased their scope of cover to include financial failure protection of end suppliers. Back to top

March 2010: HomeLet insurance run for charirty Back to top

March 2010: HomeLet Launches £500 Prize Draw for Landlords - To celebrate the successful launch of Landlord's Insurance+ specialist insurers HomeLet are giving landlords the chance to win £500 of B&Q vouchers. Back to top

March 2010: Vet fees double in last three years - The UK’s over 50s are avid animal lovers with one in five* (21%) owning a cat or a dog. However, if you live in the North West and your pet is poorly, you’re more likely to suffer the steepest vet bills in the UK. The average annual bill in this region is £646; 53% more than Northern Ireland and the Channel Islands, the cheapest regions at £421. Back to top

March 2010: Taking Pets to and from the UK - Animal Friends Insurance says Remember just over ten short years ago when the excitement of a forthcoming holiday was tarnished by the knowledge that your prized pet was set for a stretch in the kennels? Back to top

March 2010: Car rental excess cover launched by Halo - Insurance Services has been launched. The underwriting agency, which is backed by Bridges Ventures and Magenta Partners, will focus on niche personal lines offerings for both wholesale and retail customers. The firm has set out with a suite of car hire excess products available through brokers and affinity partners under the Halo Insurance brand, and online at iCarhireinsurance.com Back to top

March 2010: Rental Increases could see a reversal of Fortune says HomeLet Managing Director John Boyle - The boss of the UK's leading specialist insurance provider to the lettings industry has welcomed the latest FindaProperty Rental Index revealing a rise in asking rents by 1.2% to £814 pcm. But he warned it may not be good news across the board. Back to top

March 2010: HomeLet offers More Benefits for Premier Customers - customers will have access to two new exciting benefit packages aimed at protecting their businesses, accelerating financial growth and improving staff retention. Back to top

February 2010: Pets put to sleep due to soaring veterinary treatment costs says Sainsbury's Bank - Sainsbury’s Pet Insurance provides up to £7,500 of vet fee cover per condition. Only 3% of policies offer this level of cover1 Owning a pet can be expensive and sadly, new research(2) from Sainsbury’s Finance reveals that 56 per cent of vets claim that over the past five years, they have had to put down cats and/or dogs because their owners could not afford the cost of treating their conditions. Back to top

February 2010: Agents Positive about the Future of Lettings - Letting agents are more optimistic about the future of the market than they were almost a year ago despite the continued lack of financing for buy-to-let mortgages, according to Homelet. Back to top

February 2010: Many companies are trading outside of the Package Travel Regulations warns Insurer - Travel insolvency specialists International Passenger Protection Ltd (IPP), have warned that many companies are operating outside of the 1992 Package Travel Regulations and risk large penalties if caught acting outside of the consumer law. Back to top

February 2010: Pet Healthcare in the Recession - While the recession may have impacted on some families' finances, and things like pet insurance may have been among the first expenditures to be considered as an "extra", there are ways to maintain pet healthcare and even to take on a new animal relatively cheaply. Before you decide to cancel your pet insurance entirely, though, perhaps look at other options, such as one of AFI's Accident Only policies, which could save you money but still give you the basic veterinary care necessary in the event of your pet being injured in an accident.Back to top

February 2010: Travelbeam Luxury Hotels protects customers against airline collapse - Luxury tour operator Travelbeam Luxury Hotels have teamed up with International Passenger Protection Ltd (IPP) to protect their customers against airline bankruptcy. Back to top

January 2010: Motorists warned to look out for trees in Lincoln, lamp posts in Durham and walls in Halifax. New research into the types of accidents motorists have has shown people in Lincoln are the most likely to collide with a tree, those in Durham are the most likely to hit a lamp post and those in Halifax the most likely to crash into a wall Back to top

January 2010: What are your Pet Care Resolutions? / Local pet insurance company sponsors one lucky and endangered bear rescued from Vietnam's illegal bear bile farms - Ethical insurance policyholders have received a lot of advice from pet healthcare experts on what their New Year's resolutions should include. Which changes were the most widely recommended? Back to top

January 2010: Cold Snap Could Prove Costly for Landlords says HomeLet Insurance - Landlords who don't have adequate insurance could end up paying out thousands of pounds to repair damage caused by freezing water and leaks from tanks, pipes or heating systems. Back to top

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