Insurance News Archive 2014

Welcome to the car insurance and travel insurance news archive from Swiftcover. Here you will find insurance related news stories from 2014.

  • 'Texting guns' to put a stop to distracted driving 06 October 2014 While it's easy for police to spot motorists who are chatting away on their mobile phones, catching drivers in the middle of texting can be trickier. However, thanks to some groundbreaking technology...
  • 5 Reasons the new Batmobile is Just the Worst 26 September 2014 Twitter exploded when Zack Snyder tweeted a picture of the new Batmobile from his forthcoming film, Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. But as car insurance experts, we have a few reservations we'd...
  • Top 6 Uninsurable (fictional) Homeowners 04 August 2014 Comedy capers are all well and good on the silver screen, but when reality bites, we're confident these characters would find themselves in a pretty sticky situation.
  • New Driver ID Tech Tackles Car Hackers 23 July 2014 Traditionally, car criminals would at least have to smash windows and pick locks to steal your vehicle. Today, however, around 50% of all car thefts in the UK are assisted by electronic devices.
  • Government Stepping up its 'self-build revolution' 12 June 2014 The housing market might be booming at the moment, but according to the latest figures, the number of Brits choosing to build their own properties has fallen by more than a fifth since 2010.
  • Shoddy Builders Cost Homeowners Billions 08 May 2014 A recent survey has found that homeowners spent an astonishing £1.9 billion on repairing the work of incompetent tradesman between March 2013 and March 2014 alone.
  • Brits Begin £79bn DIY Spree 22 April 2014 A delightful combination of the warming weather and Easter Bank holiday have provided the first real chance for Brits to get their teeth stuck into some home improvements.
  • Apple CarPlay Bring 'Safer' iOS to the Dashboard 27 March 2014 Smart technology is gradually transitioning to car dashboards, and now Apple's Siri-based CarPlay claims to 'minimise distraction' for safer operation in transit. But do these claims stand up to...
  • Parking made Pleasant? Councils make Plans for 2014… 10 February 2014 Last year saw councils across the UK mired in controversy over parking costs, shrinking parking spaces and over zealous attendants.
  • Five Benefits of Smart Home Tech 27 January 2014 2014 looks to be the year when big consumer electronics brands really push two trends: wearable tech and smart homes. But how are these linked, and what are the real benefits for early adopters?

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