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July 29, 2010

Saga: Over-50s becoming web savvy

by David Masters

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Britain’s older fifties are increasingly becoming internet savvy as they use the web to research products before they buy. Saga insurance claim silver surfers like to use the web to check out reviews on products and to find the best possible deal. “They tend to research larger purchases like cars online and then prefer traditional […]



May 12, 2010

Volcanic disruption should not devalue travel insurance

by Gill Montia

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If the name Eyjafjallajokul sounds familiar it is probably time to check out the latest advice on travel insurance. Fair Investment Company is pointing out that travel insurance taken out since the Icelandic volcano erupted on 15th April will not generally cover claims resulting from the continued disruption. However, travel insurance remains of vital importance […]



March 24, 2010

New car buyers must check replacement cover

by Gill Montia

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With the Car Scrappage Scheme ending this month and the imminent release of the new “10” registrations, the final weeks of March could see a rush of new car sales. Defaqto is therefore warning consumers to check out the cover provided under their comprehensive car insurance. According to the financial analyst, motorists perceive comprehensive policies […]



March 12, 2010

Saga voted best customer service for motor insurance

by Richard Kilner

Story link: Saga voted best customer service for motor insurance

The readers of This is Money, the Daily Mail’s personal finance website, have voted Saga Motor Insurance as the motor insurance provider with the best customer service. Five thousand of the website’s readership participated in the survey to discover which firm was considered the most trusted and equipped with the best customer service. Saga was […]



September 15, 2009

Helphire loses AA referrals

by David Masters

Story link: Helphire loses AA referrals

Helphire has lost the referral contracts it held with the AA and Saga, leaving an 11% dent in its turnover. The news came as an added blow to the company after it reported it was hit with £82 million of one-off charges in the six months to 30 June. Despite the gloomy reports, shares in […]



September 10, 2009

Saga launches insurance for aging bikers

by David Masters

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Saga has launched motorcycle insurance for bikers aged over 50. Policyholders taking out the insurance are covered against loss, damage, and theft of their motorcycle, including a minimum 60 days EU cover. Customers can also choose added extras including personal accident cover, legal expenses, and helmet and leather cover. Recent research by Saga found one […]



August 4, 2009

EU holidaymakers shun travel insurance

by David Masters

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Nearly one in ten Brits taking a well-earned break abroad this summer plan to save money by travelling without insurance, Saga Travel Insurance has discovered. A Saga-commissioned poll found 8% of Brits are planning a holiday overseas without travel insurance. The majority of these will be travelling within the EU, and will rely on the […]



Saga advises boat owners to lock up

by David Masters

Story link: Saga advises boat owners to lock up

Saga Boat Insurance has advised boat owners to lock away valuables out of sight. Wet weather gear, GPS navigation equipment and valuable personal items should all be securely stored, or removed from vessels that will be unused for a period of time, Saga said. Curtains should be closed when the boat is moored, and life-rafts, […]



April 23, 2009

Saga adds healthcare option to car insurance

by Gill Montia

Story link: Saga adds healthcare option to car insurance

Saga has enhanced its car insurance offering with an option of added healthcare cover for injuries sustained in a road accident that requires medical care. The insurer is aware that health concerns are a major source of anxiety for the over 50s and is promoting its new Accident Healthcare as offering the best chance of […]



February 3, 2009

Over 50s drive safely in the snow

by David Masters

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Older motorists have made no more insurance claims than usual this week despite heavy snowfall across the UK, Saga Insurance has revealed. The insurer said its claims centre was not deluged with calls yesterday – as might have been expected – because of the experience of its customers, all of whom are over 50. Saga […]



October 15, 2007

Home improvers unaware of insurance implications

by Gill Montia

Story link: Home improvers unaware of insurance implications

According to recent research by Saga Home Insurance, large numbers of UK homeowners invest in major improvements to their property every five years. However, two in three people surveyed were not aware that their buildings insurance provider may need advanced notification of any major work plans and that limitations may be placed on cover whilst […]