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Getting A Motorcycle Licence
Tuesday 14th April 2015
Learning to drive any vehicle can be a daunting process for many people and there is a lot to think about, especially if you want to ride a motorcycle. The process of obtaining a full motorcycle licence is now a lengthy and sometimes costly one and shouldn’t be taken lightly. Although the initial stages of getting your licence are the same for both bikes and cars the theory of riding safely, the practical skills required and the dangers involved are very different and this is now recognised by the DVLA.

Introduction To Track Days
Thursday 4th June 2015

Giacomo Agostini, Valentino Rossi, Mike Hailwood and even Barry Sheene; four of the greatest names in motorcycle racing history, and they all started by learning on a race track.

Protected No Claims – Is It Worth It?
Monday 18th August 2014

No claims discount (NCD) is one of the biggest rating factors when it comes to motor insurance and building it up can lead to large discounts from insurers.

Motor Insurance – How Rating Factors affect your motor insurance premiums
Thursday 12th June 2014
Young drivers are normally analysed in 2 categories: 18-20 and 21-25, so a 21 year old may see a notable reduction in premium compared to when they were 20 (though age brackets used may vary). These reductions will continue as drivers move into lower risk age groups (though these reductions will become less noticeable). However the decreases in risk eventually reverse (according to the ABI data this occurs at the age of 71) at which point premiums tend to trend upwards.

Driving Other Vehicles – What Exactly Are You Covered For?
Monday 21st July 2014

The driving other cars extension on a private car policy is one which allows the policyholder to be covered whilst driving a car which is not owned by, registered, or leased to them under a hire purchase agreement.

Motor Insurance and Driving Abroad
Thursday 12th June 2014

UK motorists planning to escape the inclement British climate by taking their car onto the continent need to ensure they arrange the correct motor insurance for their trip.  

“I want any driver on my insurance policy – why is it so expensive?”
Wednesday 16th July 2014

Most motorists will have a fairly good indication of who is likely to drive their vehicle throughout the period of insurance and, in most circumstances, these individuals will be added onto the policy at inception.

Tips for those without any No Claims Discount
Thursday 12th June 2014

The impact that maximum No Claims Discount (NCD) can make to your yearly insurance premium is huge.  Motorists who have accumulated the maximum number of years NCD are keen to retain it and often are willing to pay an ext

Insurance: What does your occupation and industry say about you?
Friday 27th June 2014

When applying for motor insurance, you will always be asked about your, or the proposer’s, occupation so the underwriters can calculate an accurate premium associated to the risk they b

Motor Insurance - What Class of Use do I need?
Thursday 12th June 2014

Drivers can use their vehicle for a multitude of different purposes, from travelling to the local shops, driving to and from a work place, dropping off the children at school etc .  Insurance companies condense these uses