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Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Understanding the hidden costs of moving home

Thinking about downsizing, relocating or living somewhere new? It’s important to do your homework before you make the move. You need to think about your finances, as you don’t want to overstretch your budget, or use up your savings because you forgot to factor in some of the fees you’ll have to pay along the way.

Keeping your home safe when you are on holiday

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

Keeping your home safe when you are on holiday

We love the much-anticipated Great British summer. From eating al fresco outdoors, to escaping on a well-deserved getaway, it’s the season of (we hope) fun in the sun. Unfortunately, it’s also a time when your home is at risk. Burglary and theft-related crime peak when the light nights arrive*.

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Tuesday, 28 March 2017

Essential breakdown tips

Whether a deadline is involved, such as catching a flight or arriving at a wedding on time, or you’ve just taken the car on a drive for the pure pleasure of it, breaking down is never a welcome experience. Still, like with many things in life, it can be made more bearable with a little bit of advance preparation.

Parked cars on a road

Thursday, 09 March 2017

How to avoid number plate scams

From a case involving a lady who was left flabbergasted after walking towards her car following visiting a garden centre only to find an identical car bearing an identical registration parked right next to it, to a situation concerning a Staffordshire resident whose car was supposedly clocked speeding in London while they were asleep 200 miles north, number plate scams are on the increase.

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Thursday, 09 March 2017

The DVLA's car tax changes and how they affect you

On 1st April 2017, the DVLA is introducing sweeping changes to how vehicles are taxed. This will apply to all vehicles registered with them on or after this date. So what’s the purpose of these changes, and what do they mean for you?

A man's hand on a steering wheel

Thursday, 02 February 2017

Tips on combating car depreciation

Although personal contract hire (PCH) has become a more mainstream route for getting behind the wheel of a new car in the UK in recent years, many private motorists still take the traditional approach, trading their ‘old’ car against the price of a ‘new’ one in an arrangement called part exchange.

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