Published on 2012-07-27 06:25:00
Image: Courtesy of The Caerphilly Observer
Monsters have been added to the ongoing list of things Motaquote is willing to insure, thanks to Caerphilly's castle moat acquiring it's own version of the Loch Ness Monster.
But this one is no mere myth... it's proudly on show, alongside perplexed swans, ducks and geese.
The moat of Caerphilly castle is a home to a wide variety of wildlife -
Published on 2012-07-26 11:20:00
Here at Motaquote we are extremely proud of our motoring heritage... hence the name!
From time-to-time we like to take a little jolly out of the office to support local events - in this case the Aberdare Park Road Races, which is a motorbike racing event that's due to take place on 28th - 29th July this year... that's right - this weekend in fact!
Motorbike racing enthusiasts from all over
Published on 2012-07-20 06:30:00
Motaquote are proud to announce that they have reached the finals for the Insurance Times Technology in Insurance Awards 2012.
Motaquote have beaten off stiff competition to be named as a finalist in the Insurance Times ‘Technology in Insurance Awards’. They have been shortlisted with two other companies in the ‘Best use of Analytics’ category. The finals are due to be held on 20 September
Published on 2012-07-20 03:48:00
A new study suggests that increasing numbers of drivers are towing caravans without proper training.
The study undertaken by Nissan suggests that thousands of motorists in the UK could be posing a safety risk by towing caravans with no training.
It is believed that caravanning is growing in popularity once again, with a fifth of the 3,000 respondents surveyed planning on a caravan or
Published on 2012-06-15 07:24:00
Do you have a static caravan? Maybe you're considering buying one for your annual holidays? If this is the case then you will no doubt want a little more information about static caravans and the benefits they offer.
The main benefit of a static caravan is that they offer a home, away from home at a portion of the price of a full sized holiday home.
However, they offer many of the same
Published on 2012-06-15 07:24:00
Motaquote staff wore a variety of interesting hats on "wear a hat day" and raised a whopping £532 for Brain Tumour Research back in March.
Commenting on the event, Motaquote employee Robert Mumford said:
"I decided to support this charity as a result of being personally affected by a brain tumour. I have had numerous operations to try to remove a long-standing left-sided temporal cyst
Published on 2012-06-15 07:22:00
With the recent flooding alerts released by the Environment Agency, Motaquote have put together a short guide on how to deal with flooding.
Here are a few quick tips
If your home floods the primary thing to concern yourself with is your own safety and that of your family.
If you are concerned that the house is about to flood you should:
• Switch off all electricity and gas supplies.
Published on 2012-05-16 08:53:00
The boys from Motaquote attended the South & West Wales Caravan & Motorhome Show in Carmarthen earlier this month, spending time getting to know local and national caravan and motorhome enthusiasts alike.
In typical Motaquote fashion we wanted to showcase our superb caravan insurance product – available for static, mobile and motorhomes. We’re pleased to say that it went down a treat (along
Published on 2012-04-27 04:00:00
Motaquote are proud to be attending the Daffodil Events Caravan and Motorhome Show in Camarthen.
We offer comprehensive, affordable static and mobile caravan insurance as well as motorhome insurance. It's ideal cover for caravan enthusiasts looking to take to the road for that much needed holiday.
Motaquote also attended the event last year and enjoyed a lot of attention thanks to our
Published on 2012-04-19 06:56:00
The London 2012 Olympics are rapidly coming up and it looks set to be an enjoyable event with a wealth of British talent.
The London Olympics are likely to be a lot of fun and many people from all over the World are going to be attending... in fact many people from our corner of the UK - Wales.
Unsurprisingly many of us will probably be driving down to London (at least those amongst us
Published on 2012-04-18 09:42:00
As a small business insurance broker Motaquote understands that it can be a time-consuming process finding the right cover to suit you. However, by simply buying the cheapest small business insurance available you could be putting your company at risk.
This is why it's so important to make sure you fully understand what the policy covers - but that's why we're here.
We will spend time
Published on 2012-04-05 10:34:00
With the Queen's Diamond Jubilee and the Olympics coming up a street party may be on the cards for some of us.
However, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) have warned those who are planning to play host to a street party to ensure they have the right kind of liability insurance cover in place.
The ABI have forecast that thousands of events are likely to be held all across the UK
Published on 2012-03-20 06:19:00
Motaquote isn't just about delivering great rates for car insurance - we can also offer terrific deals on breakdown cover.
Did you know that with Motaquote you can take out either UK breakdown or European Breakdown cover?
If you're currently booking your next holiday and looking to take a road trip with the family over to mainland Europe then breakdown cover is a must.
Think about it
Published on 2012-03-16 03:51:00
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called for a change to the way in which employers’ liability and public liability insurance claims are handled.
This request for change has come about as a result of overzealous interpretations of health and safety legislation which has hampered growth of the UK economy and harms small business expansion.
The ABI claims that the current legal
Published on 2012-03-16 03:51:00
It could be good news for Great Britain - a recent report suggests that with small business confidence on the increase we could see an improvement in employment rates.
Confidence amongst small business insurance policy holders is up, according to the Federation of Small Business (FSB), who have said that in spite of the increasing cost of overheads and issues gaining access to business
Published on 2012-03-14 08:10:00
Motaquote is an insurance broker with a difference... we like to offer our customers more than just a standard motor or home insurance package which is why we go the extra mile to give you more.
Did you know that our home insurance policies come with extras? Not only will we guarantee to beat your home insurance renewal quote by £20* - whether you go for our standard or platinum package but we
Published on 2012-03-14 08:07:00
If you're anything like me you're probably already thinking about where you're going to go on holiday. I know we're bearly out of winter and it's still March - hardly holiday season but surprisingly it's the time a lot of people start making travel arrangements for the summer.
Well if you are thinking about taking a trip abroad have you thought about your travel insurance? I'm guessing that
Published on 2012-02-22 08:41:00
Here at Motaquote we believe it's increasingly important that, as a small business insurance broker, we continue to support small retailers around the UK.
Let's face facts – many independent shops and even their larger equivalents are struggling in the face of the economic downturn and with the rise of online shopping. However, Motaquote feel that it's just as important to support retailers
Published on 2012-02-22 08:37:00
Do you own a motorbike? Maybe you've been looking for quality, affordable motorbike insurance cover... well, other than car insurance, we can also offer an excellent motorcycle insurance policy.
Unfortunately it seems that people looking for a decent motorbike policy still aren't aware that Motaquote is more than car insurance. This is why we want to remind all our loyal customers out there that
Published on 2012-02-22 08:16:00
With the highly publicised launch of our sister brand – Fair Pay Insurance we felt it important to talk a little about the differences between Fair Pay and iKube as they are two quite different forms of telematics car insurance (or “black box insurance”) that will suit different people.
Let’s take a quick look at Fair Pay Insurance.
Fair Pay Insurance is what’s known in the press and
Published on 2012-02-15 06:23:00
Motaquote are proud to announce the launch of Fair Pay Insurance, a new telematics car insurance product that's aimed at motorists who feel that they are unjustly penalised because of where they live, how old they are or their gender.
Motaquote has joined forces with TomTom to launch a product that recognises that drivers willing to be monitored and gives them the ability to demonstrate how
Published on 2012-02-10 06:51:00
Did you know that changes in your life can affect your insurance policy? Whether you have your home insurance or your car insurance with Motaquote, we need to know about changes to your personal circumstances. Here's why:
Whether you're planning on making significant home improvements (i.e. adding a new room) or simply moving into a bigger house - it's crucial that you let us
Published on 2012-02-06 04:06:00
Our Motaquote branch staff took to Cardiff's TeamSport Go-Karting track alongside the likes of GoCompare, Admiral, Confused.com and TheAA. But that's hardly going to faze us is it?! Well no - not when we outnumbered each team 3 to 1 - except for GoCompare.
With 2 iKube teams and 1 Motaquote team we were a force to be reckoned with... or so we thought.
Unfortunately it didn't turn out to be
Published on 2012-01-24 03:04:00
With Christmas and New Year behind us the staff at Motaquote Insurance are looking to get fit, work off some of that holiday fat and raise some money for Help The Heroes and locally run meningitis charity - The Jackson Llewellyn Griffiths Tribute Fund.
Motaquote employee, Lee Harris, has agreed to run some "taster" kettlebell classes over lunchtime for the keen folks at Motaquote.
Published on 2012-01-17 08:59:00
Owning a small business isn’t as easy as it used to be. It’s long been acknowledged that we now live in a society who are very conscious of their rights, and as such small businesses really can’t neglect health and safety. Whilst this is a good thing, businesses around the UK also have to contend with unfair allegations – leading to potential court proceedings. Whilst a healthy respect for
Published on 2012-01-04 08:38:00
With gadgets becoming more and more advanced and quite costly as a result, having an expensive gadget stolen or lost could prove more expensive than you realise. This is why gadget insurance could be ideal.
Think about it for a minute - you've just bought that expensive tablet computer or smartphone and you use it every day - whether it's for work or pleasure. The next thing you know it's
Published on 2011-12-30 07:23:00
As one of the largest insurance brokers in Wales it should come as no surprise that Motaquote can offer virtually any kind of insurance cover you can think of.
Did you know that Motaquote is more than just motor insurance? It is funny how few people realise that when they walk into one of our branches, whether it’s Swansea, Cardiff, Bridgend or one of the other branches dotted around the
Published on 2011-12-28 09:22:00
Hello and welcome to the Motaquote Insurance blog.
Established back in 1991 Motaquote has grown to be one of the biggest insurance brokers in Wales and has been proudly delivering competitive small business insurance cover and personal lines cover, including motor insurance and home insurance, to consumers and small businesses throughout Wales and the UK.
However, Motaquote isn’t just