Travel and Car News December 2013

  • Good News for First-Time Buyers: Mortgage Lending on the Rise 02 December 2013 First-time buyers and property market investors will be pleased to hear that mortgage lending this summer showed a huge increase on last year's numbers.
  • Top Tips for Winter Car Care 04 December 2013 Plummeting temperatures and snowfall are expected over the coming weeks, so with that in mind, here are our top tips for caring for your motor this winter.
  • Handy hints to prepare for wet weather 05 December 2013 Flood warnings have been issued for parts of the country. So, as a precaution for everyone, we've put together some tips and advice to help keep homes safe in the stormy and wet weather.
  • Top Tips for Avoiding Christmas Burglary 06 December 2013 November and December are unfortunately peak months for burglary, and police forces across the country are now ramping up their annual burglary awareness efforts in the run-up to Christmas.
  • MIB Launches Free Insurance Checker Smartphone Service for Drivers 10 December 2013 In positive news for motorists, the MIB - that's the Motor Insurers' Bureau, not the Men In Black - has launched an innovative free smartphone service that allows drivers involved in car accidents to...
  • Westminster Unveils Policy Change to Cut Energy Bills 12 December 2013 The government has announced a plan that means key energy firms will need to cut their prices - a welcome thought for people up and down the country as the cold starts to bite and winter gets fully...
  • Motor Companies Compete to Bring FCEVs to the Road 16 December 2013 A string of exciting new unveilings at this year's Tokyo and LA motor shows have thrust environmentally-friendly technology back into the spotlight, as manufacturers race to dominate the green car...
  • Nissan Create 'Scent of the Future' 18 December 2013 According to an official press release, Nissan Leaf customers and selected 'electric car fans' are going to receive a very special present this Christmas: an air freshener carrying the custom-created...
  • Cars Still the UK's Favourite For the Daily Commute 18 December 2013 Despite a recent spate of campaigns to get Brits out of their cars and onto public transport, a new report suggests that the vast majority of people in England and Wales still choose to commute to...
  • Bank of England Ready for 'Scalding Hot' Housing Market 27 December 2013 The Bank of England's chief economist, Spencer Dale, says that rising house prices can underpin economic recovery, but warns that the UK must watch out for 'microwave-style' rapid overheating.

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