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With Brexit looming – Insurers review Green Cards for motorists going abroad.

28th March 2019 - Brett Dennis

With the 29th of March fast approaching and with no clear deal or extension to Article 50 yet agreed we would remind policyholders that if the UK is to leave the EU on the due date without a deal that anyone considering traveling abroad in the remaining EU countries will

Women pay less for car insurance – but it’s not because of gender

31st January 2019 - Brett Dennis

Women pay less for car insurance – but it’s not because of gender by Paolo Taruc 29 Aug 2018   Women pay less for car insurance than men – and it’s likely because they are statistically safer drivers, according to a new report by a major price comparison site. According

Why your Home insurer won’t pay your claim

19th December 2018 - Brett Dennis

A few helpful points to avoid being told “No” Fairly or not, the public opinion of the insurance industry is not always positive. Most of this stems from the experience of making a claim. We’ve all read stories about or know of someone, who has had a battle or disappointing

AA Welcomes to CMA Report on Price Comparison Sites

2nd November 2017 - gsi_personal

The AA has given a cautious welcome to the Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) final report on its investigation into digital price comparison tools, including price comparison websites. Comparison sites, which charge a fee to insurers, often have restrictive clauses that limit insurers’ ability to discount premiums on other sales

‘Bedbound’ Claimant Caught Bungee Jumping on National TV

2nd November 2017 - gsi_personal

Usually its CCTV footage or social media posts that catch out the perpetrators – now here’s a case of a TV show disproving a claim. Noreen Murray, who tried to get £19,000 in compensation for a fake back injury, pleaded guilty to fraud by false representation at Manchester Crown Court

Eight Men Sentenced for Staging Bus Crash and Faking Injuries

2nd November 2017 - gsi_personal

A man has been sentenced to 12 months in prison for conspiracy to commit fraud and dangerous driving, while seven of his accomplices received suspended sentences after they all pleaded guilty to making fraudulent claims for injuries from a fake bus crash which they set up. The City of London

Insurer Celebrates as Personal Injury Claim is Dismissed

2nd November 2017 - gsi_personal

Background A claimant sought damages for personal injury following a road traffic accident which occurred on 13th January 2014. The claimant said that he suffered with ongoing knee pain but his expert witness only attributed 4 months to the accident. Zurich had concerns given that the claim was intimated 13

Understanding Your Home Insurance Policy

12th July 2017 - gsi_personal

Deciphering all the parts of your home insurance policy can be difficult. This article covers the basics in order for you to better understand your policy. All home insurance policies follow the same general format: A declarations page, a definitions section and sections for property insurance and liability insurance. Policy

10 Tips For Keeping Motor Rates Low

8th June 2017 - gsi_personal

Motor vehicle premium rates vary based on a variety of factors. Knowing how insurers calculate your premiums can help you control the cost of your insurance. What Affects Rates? Size and performance of your vehicle – Smaller cars can increase your premium, because they sustain more damage in collisions. High-performance

Follow These Simple Money-saving Tricks Every Time You Travel Abroad

1st June 2017 - gsi_personal

Travelling abroad for work or holiday is already stressful without having to worry about money. While money may not be at the forefront of your mind while abroad, travelling can quickly become pricey. To avoid a nasty bill once you return home, here are some simple tricks to save money

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