One Bike Stolen Every 6 Minutes in the UK.

May 21, 2018 12:24 pm

Almost 100,000 bikes were reported stolen last year, new figures show, amounting to a quarter of a million since 2015. The figures by Direct Line insurance show thefts have risen by 17% over the past 12 months, with more than £22million having been claimed on insurance over the past three years. The most common types of bikes targeted by thieves are mountain bikes, making up nearly half of all thefts over this period. Hybrid bicycles are the next most popular for criminals, accounting for just under a third of thefts, followed by road bikes. Bike theft in London is increasing...

10 Things That Could Void Your Travel Insurance, just what will they pay for?

May 7, 2018 12:20 pm

Excessive alcohol consumption, failure to take recommended inoculations, reckless or illegal behavior and travel paid for using loyalty schemes could all cost you dear You must read the conditions and exclusions in travel insurance small print to ensure that you buy the right cover at the right price and do not unwittingly invalidate your cover. Exclusions and conditions vary between policies but common ones include claims made as a result of excessive alcohol consumption, fighting (except in self-defence) and taking part in activities insurers deem ‘hazardous’ such as jet skiing, quad biking or diving. Common conditions and exclusions can include...