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...
  • Government Gives Driverless Cars the Green Light 09 August 2014 Vince Cable recently revealed the government's plans to fast track the testing of driverless cars on UK roads from as early as January next year.
  • 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.
  • Fence Theft on the Rise 22 May 2014 Your garden fence is usually the first line of defence against unscrupulous burglars, but a fence panel shortage has seen the humble fence panel turned from household protector into common crime...
  • 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.
  • "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.
  • "Slightly Haunted" House on the Market in America 06 January 2014 There are a few features people tend to look out for when they buy a property. Hardwood floors, a great location, and a nice garden are a few. One home in Pennsylvania, USA, is offering all of these,...

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