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Coronavirus and traders insurance FAQs
We know the coronavirus outbreak and lockdown have affected many motor traders, and businesses are having to adapt to new rules and restrictions. We’ve answered some of the most common questions coming up, to try and help you through any insurance-related queries at this time. Do I still need to renew my policy during the […]
Are price indicators damaging business for motor traders?
Motor traders are continuing to express concern that new price markers on online car sales sites may have a negative impact on their ability to sell their vehicles.
Coronavirus response: how we are continuing to serve our customers
At this time of uncertainty, our focus is on making sure we can continue to serve our customers, helping you to maintain continuity of cover for your business and doing our best to provide a good level of service. What we are doing Some of our staff are now working from home so that should […]
10 reasons your motor trade policy could be cancelled
It can be a challenge getting the right motor trade cover set up – once you do, you want to make sure it runs smoothly. Your insurance provider will consider many factors in validating your cover. If you fail to advise your insurance company of any changes to your policy…
Government plans announced to tackle smart motorway safety concerns
The UK government has published its action plan to address smart motorway safety concerns, following a report that revealed 38 people had died on smart motorways in the past 5 years.
5 motor trade insurance extras that could protect your business
Insurance is all about protecting your business, but as with any insurance, your standard motor trade insurance will only cover certain aspects of your business. There are many additional options that are sensible to consider…
What’s the difference between a fault and a non-fault claim?
There is often confusion around the difference between a fault and a non-fault insurance claim, and what claims should be disclosed when taking out a policy.
Whether a claim is defined as fault or non-fault is not to do with whose fault any accident or damage is – it’s about how insurers categorise claims based on cost recovery outcomes.
CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR OPENING HOURS
This Christmas our office will be open until and including the 23rd December at our regular hours of 8:30am to 5:30pm, following which we have some variations to our usual hours between Christmas and New Year. Regular hours resume from the 2nd of January 2020.
Is it the law to have business insurance?
Whether you’re setting up your own business or have been running one for a while, the subject of business insurance can raise questions. How do you know what is a legal requirement? Which extra covers are worth your hard-earned money, and which are a waste?
A quarter of drivers think smart motorways are unsafe
Nearly a quarter of drivers in the UK believe smart motorways are unsafe, and many do not understand the rules around hard shoulder running, according to recent research by Kwik Fit.
Increase In Van And Tool Theft: The Trader’s Response
Recently, UK tradesmen are grouping together to get their voices heard about their fears in regards to recent spikes in van and tool theft.
Why industry accreditation with lead to more sales for car dealers
When buying anything from a television to a car or house, having trust in the person you are buying from is crucial.
What Do Customers Look For In A Garage?
Here at Tradesure, many of our customers are mechanics with bodyshops and garages.
So, we thought it would be helpful to take a look at the things owners and managers that insure with us, can do to increase both first time and return custom.
Car Accidents On The Rise In Latest Government Report
The latest data on reported road casualties in the UK has been released by the Government, showing UK traffic accidents are on the rise again.
As our Tradesure customers are out on the roads more than most, it’s important to stay safe and keep your wits about you.
Is Your Car Registered On The Mid? New Motor Trade Law Could Affect Your Insurance
The Motor Insurance industry could be set for a big shake up as a review begins into compensation rights for victims of accidents and damage on private land. The review was prompted from a ruling by the European courts in 2014 which resulted in the Vnuk judgement.
What Is The Mid?
The Motor Insurance Database (MID) is a central record of all insurance vehicles in the UK, and is managed by the Motor Insurance Bureau (MIB). The MID is mainly used as a way for the Police and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) to enforce motor insurance laws.
How To Minimise The Cost Of Your Motor Trade Insurance Policy
Whatever part of the motor trade industry you work in, there are ways you can mitigate the impact of rising insurance policy costs. These include measures to reduce claims of your own, measures to reduce claims against you, and other ways to generally make sure you’re not paying over the odds.
What Are Trade Plates For The Motor Trade?
As a motor trader in the UK, you will need trade plates for cars temporarily in your possession. A trade plate is a temporary number plate which is used on unlicensed cars. This saves motor traders the cost and time to register and tax every vehicle.