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Find the latest news, articles and guides, covering all the important topics from what to do if you’re driving abroad to how GAP Insurance works and everything in between.

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19 November 2019

What Does Third Party, Fire and Theft Car Insurance Cover?

Third party, fire and theft car insurance (TPFT) is a policy that you can choose when insuring a car and it is typically thought to be the middle-ground between third party and comprehensive car insurance, as it provides more protection than third party but is cheaper than comprehensive.

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23 October 2019

Reclaiming an Impounded Vehicle

Reclaiming an impounded vehicle isn’t known to be a smooth operation, and without the right knowledge you may fail to get your vehicle back altogether. This guide aims to equip you with the knowledge of what to do in the event of your vehicle being impounded, how to get your vehicle back and ultimately whether you may need impounded car insurance or not based on your circumstances.

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24 June 2019

Electric Cars - The Basics

It is late morning one spring weekend in 2016. I can see my mobile flashing hysterically on silent mode. The caller is no other than my lovely sister, Mel. As always I pick up the phone, impatient to end the conversation, even before she has uttered her first word.

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7 June 2019

8 Things That Can Affect Your Car Insurance Cost

Like many others, you probably find yourself asking, “What are the key things that affect my insurance?” In practice, insurance companies base the price on the likelihood they’ll need to pay out a claim, using the information you provide when you ask for a car insurance quote. Here we’ll cover eight key things that impact the price you pay and, in some cases, what you can do to help keep this quote cost down.

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7 May 2019

Brightside's Brendan McCafferty on whether Saga’s writedown heralds a shift in the tectonic plates

Personal Providers with books that are skewed to heavily discounted year one are facing a quandary about whether to change their strategy before the dual pricing review outcomes or wait until after. Either way Brendan McCafferty, CEO Brightside Group, believe this could be the biggest shift personal lines has seen for some time.

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18 April 2019

Brightside Insurance Motorcycle Data - Our latest study results on the U.K’s best cities for motorbike owners.

Here at Brightside, we’ve been collecting data all about your favourite mode of transport - motorcycles. If you’re a fan of the two-wheel ride and have ever wondered which areas have the most biker clubs, thefts or the least amount of time stuck in traffic, you can thank us later.

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19 March 2019

What is GAP Insurance?

You’re purchasing a brand-new vehicle and in the back of your mind you may be thinking – do I need GAP insurance? Insurance companies don’t tend to shout about it so it can be hard to know what GAP Insurance is and how it works. Learn about different types of GAP Insurance, what it covers and whether it’s worth it.

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13 February 2019

Brexit – what it could mean for driving in the EU.

We know many of you might well have planned family holidays this Easter in Europe. Or, you could need to use your vehicle for working in Europe - either way you should be aware that there will be new things to take into account if you’re planning on driving in Europe after Brexit.

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