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Introducing Specialist Vehicle Associates

28 August 2019

We are delighted to be partnered with Specialist Vehicle Associates, a trade association for those involved in the business of rare, collectible and classic cars. The association – headed up by industry stalwart Martyn Raybould – aims bring businesses of all sizes together in order to mutually benefit one...

Enhance your customer experience and reduce your premium

21 February 2019

Many of our trade clients send all their most important customers to us for a quotation in complete confidence, knowing that our service is exceptional, premium savings can be significant and the cover usually wider. We successfully convert most enquiries which cements your relationship with your delighted customer whilst...

Cars outside of the UK

23 January 2019

The Road Risks section of the insurance policy is extended to give Foreign Use cover in Continental Europe which means that the cars must be registered on the Motor Insurance Database. Technically this means that cars that are not registered on the MID, like race cars, are not covered...

Motor Insurance Database

22 January 2019

It is vitally important that you remove a car from the Motor Insurance Database when it has been disposed of or if it is in the hands of another motor trader. We have had several substantial claims on cars which have been involved in accidents after the trader has...

MOTs and classic cars

21 January 2019

Cars made more than 40 years ago and where no ‘substantial changes’ have been made to the vehicle in the last 30 years – for example replacing the chassis, body, axles or engine to change the way the vehicle work – no longer require an MOT inspection. This change...

Car theft

21 January 2019

The theft of high value SUVs and the like has been highly publicised over the last few years and one insurer alone has had over £2m worth of Range Rovers stolen in a single year, but we are also seeing the theft of more modern classics. Last year we...

Overseas events

21 January 2019

With the number of overseas events continuing to increase, it’s surprising how many clients think that the UK policy also covers the cars worldwide, for example in America or Africa. The Road Risks section of the policy extends to cover countries within the EU but if cover is required...

Brexit

21 January 2019

Clients are asking us about the effect of a “no deal” situation and there is no certainty around this so we can only give our best guess. Currently all UK drivers with insurance are automatically covered to drive in all the countries within the European Economic Area as well...