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.

  • The new homes you can design and download from the internet 22 October 2014 It's not quite Tron, but WikiHouse 4.0 is an intriguing crossover between the digital and physical worlds, built and exhibited as part of the London Design Festival 2014. And it's a huge step forward...
  • World's First 3D Printed Car offers a new Future for Motoring 23 September 2014 With self-driving cars and smart dashboards making their way onto our showroom floors, the future of motoring is already a pretty exciting place.
  • Government to Loosen up Road Race Regulations? 01 August 2014 We hadn't quite pictured the Prime Minister as a petrolhead, but David Cameron announced that he's keen to see more motorsport on British roads.
  • Mushrooms: the Future of Homebuilding? 21 July 2014 The UK housing shortage is a hot topic at the moment. But while Brits bemoan the lack of building, an innovative architect in the US has found a cheap, sustainable new building material. Or perhaps...
  • Over 2,000 Vehicles Seized in Uninsured Driver Crackdown 10 June 2014 One year after the introduction of their "Cars Behind Bars" initiative, Staffordshire Police have revealed figures that show they seized an astonishing 2,009 vehicles in just over 12 months.
  • This Spring's Outdoor DIY Basics 05 May 2014 With the long, dark days of winter banished to the back of our minds, it's time to start making the most of the light nights and warmer days.
  • Pothole Repair Estimates Skyrocket 10 April 2014 George Osborne's budget may have ring-fenced a further £200m to tackle Britain's pothole problem, but that figure is a drop in the ocean compared to figure that the Asphalt Industry Alliance are...
  • British House Prices Picking up Pace 19 March 2014 The wettest winter in 250 years hasn't put people off buying property in Britain. According to Halifax, British house prices jumped in February: marking the fastest monthly rise in property prices...
  • Is Energy Efficiency the Key to a Quick Sale? 17 February 2014 New research has suggested that houses with a high Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) rating are selling faster than they were three years ago.
  • Motorway Facing 60mph Limit 13 January 2014 The Highways Agency has begun consultation on proposals to limit speeds on the M1 to just 60mph, sparking concerns over a potential back-door reduction to the national speed limit.

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