Month: July 2015

Home Buying: The £6,500 Gap

The average first-time buyer under-budgets by £6,481 when buying a first house, according to new research from home insurer, Aviva. Almost three quarters of the 2,000 home-owners surveyed under-estimated the costs needed to buy a first home, with most of those saying they had only planned for the deposit. First-time buyers typically take nearly four… Read more »

Driving in Europe: Top Tips

Courtesy of Allianz Insurance, with this weekend set to be one of the busiest of the year on our roads, we’re sharing a selection of matters to think about if you’re driving with your car into Europe over the coming weeks. Ten Tips for Driving in Europe 1. Sevice your vehicle, plus any trailer you… Read more »

What does I000 mean on a Driving Licence?

At P F Spare Insurance Brokers, particularly when arranging motor fleet and motor trade insurance, we deal with many driving licences which occasionally contain endorsements for offences such as speeding. Part of our role, in conjunction with our insurance partners, is to make sure that we are familiar with the wide array of codes used… Read more »

New Product: Cyber Liability and Data Insurance

Some of you will recall we recently wrote about the risks inherent to all business making use of technology (the article can be found here). Following on from that, we are pleased to announce that we have now made Cyber Liability and Data Insurance available to purchase online. We believe that this product is suitable… Read more »

Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL): Managing Risk

Allianz Commercial reports that hearing loss, caused by exposure to noise at work, continues to be a significant occupational disease with around 170,000 people in the UK thought to suffer from deafness, tinnitus or other ear conditions as a result. Manufacturing is one of the worst affected industry sectors. Mark Pearce, casualty risk control technical… Read more »

Van-tastic Songs: Van Drivers Vote

UK van drivers have voted Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody top of their driving playlist in a new survey by AXA Business Insurance* which finds most enjoy classic rock when driving for work, regardless of their age or gender. Joining Queen at the top of the list were Guns N’ Roses’ Sweet Child O’ Mine and Wonderwall… Read more »

Telephone Line: Phone Calls and Emails (Updated)

8 July All systems are now restored. 7 July We continue to operate on a reduced number of lines as our phone service provider seeks to resolve the phoneline fault. 6 July At lunchtime today our internet service was restored so we are now able to send and receive emails. We are also able to… Read more »