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...
  • London tops 2014 House Price Premier League 03 September 2014 Whilst football fans are eagerly anticipating the start of the 2014/15 Barclays Premier League, researchers at Nationwide have taken the opportunity to see where teams would place if they were ranked...
  • 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.
  • Celebs Sketch their Houses to Raise Money for Homeless Charity 11 July 2014 There's no place like home, even if you're a multi-millionaire celebrity. The Welsh charity Llamau obviously knows this. Over the past two and a half years, they've been enlisting the help of...
  • Mortgage Approvals Continue to Decline 05 June 2014 The latest figures from the Bank of England show that mortgage approvals fell for the third consecutive month in April, reaching their lowest level since July 2013.
  • 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.
  • UK Cars Beat EU Emissions Target 08 April 2014 Average fuel efficiency figures for cars sold in the UK last year were so impressive that emissions have already fallen below the EU's 130g/km target.
  • "Affordability" Biggest Problem with British Housing 05 March 2014 Despite government efforts to help new homeowners get a foot on the property ladder, a new poll conducted by The Guardian and ICM has revealed that the biggest issue facing house hunting Britons is...
  • 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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