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Unoccupied property insurance
At GSI insurance, we would like to take this opportunity to again highlight certain issues arising from properties that have moved into what is termed “unoccupied property status”. Occupied, unoccupied and empty properties Property insurance typically sees property as being either “occupied” or “unoccupied”. Some policy providers may add a third category to that list, […]Read more
Don’t break the law when defrosting your car
For any of us, defrosting the car is a familiar it unlikable winter tradition. It may surprise you to know that while you are defrosting your car, you need to be careful that you’re not actually breaking the law. If that sounds preposterous, read on! Using the engine While some of us can probably remember […]Read more
What is “Fronting”?
Fronting has recently again been covered in the national press. Although it has been blogged on before, it does no harm to again issue some warnings about fronting so as to keep this potentially dangerous issue at the forefront of your attention. So, highlighted here are some key points about what this practice means and […]Read more
Maintaining your home
A well-maintained home keeps out the wind and the rain, while you remain warm and cosy inside. A well-maintained home is also less vulnerable to things breaking, becoming blocked, falling apart or in need of more extensive and expensive repairs when things do go wrong. A well-maintained home lasts longer and retains a higher market […]Read more
How did the Budget affect motorists?
As budgets go, the autumn Budget revealed by the Chancellor on the 22nd of November 2017 effectively let motorists off the hook and contained no nasty surprises likely to increase the immediate costs of driving – for the eighth budget in succession, for example, there was no increase in fuel duty. Instead, the opportunity was […]Read more
The importance of home insurance
If you have finally managed to get your foot on the housing ladder and are buying your own home, or whether you have been an owner-occupier for many a long year, your house is likely to have been one of the biggest investments you have made in life. Building insurance Figures published by the Land […]Read more
Professional indemnity insurance explained
If you provide any advice to your clients and customers, handle data belonging to them, or have any responsibility for intellectual property they own, they are entitled to expect a degree of professionalism shared by others who may be offering similar kinds of services. If you make an error of judgment or provide misleading or […]Read more
What did the autumn 2017 Budget mean for motorists?
Once upon a time, it was relatively easy to concisely state what a given budget meant for motorists. It was usually a fairly routine business to summarise the effects on the typical family of say an extra £0.02p tax on a gallon of petrol plus an increase in the vehicle excise duty or as it’s […]Read more
Are all home insurance policies the same?
This is one of the easier questions we receive at GSI Insurance. The answer’s a resounding “no”. Not all home insurance policies are the same. Some generalities Of course, it is possible to make a case that home insurance policies have certain things in common. Those things might include: they offer a degree of financial […]Read more