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March 30, 2022

Money saving tips for your Easter Holiday travels

At Bettersafe we care about you and your finances. From car hire excess cover to travel insurance and even gadget cover, we help to protect our customers against costly, unforeseen expenses when things go wrong.

With the costs of living rising including fuel and other travel-related purchases, we’ve compiled some top tips to help you keep the costs down when you hit the road this Easter.


Top Tips for a Long Journey with Children
February 7, 2022

Top Tips for a Long Journey with Children

Long journeys with children of all ages can be challenging and stressful. From travel sickness to boredom, the Bettersafe team has compiled a top tips checklist to help you reach your destination with minimal disruption. Happy driving and happy travels.

New Road Rules from January 29th 2022.
January 28, 2022

New Road Rules from January 29th 2022.

Did you know that drivers, cyclists, and other road users must obey new highway code rules on the roads from 29th January 2022?

The government’s Department for Transport DFT has introduced new Highway Code rules, some of which give more priority to cyclists, pedestrians and horse riders in certain circumstances. The new updates are designed to make the roads safer for more “vulnerable” road users.


Read Bettersafe's Guide on the new Highway Rules for January 2022

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December 21, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About CDW & SLI

When you hire a car anywhere in the world, most countries insist that you also purchase insurance cover. This standard type of insurance covers you for minor repairs that may be required to the car if you are involved in an accident, it may also cover the cost of a car if the vehicle is written-off. However, drivers also have the option to buy additional insurance which provides you with financial protection the standard cover sold with hire cars does not offer. These additional types of car hire excess insurance are Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI). Find out everything you need to know about CDW & SLI coverage and how it can work for you via our in-depth guide here.

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December 3, 2021

Everything You Need To Know About GAP Insurance

Guaranteed Asset Protection is often overlooked as an insurance policy. However, if your car is written-off or stolen, a GAP policy could mean you won’t be financially damaged. When you purchase a car, it is important to know that it will very likely depreciate, often much faster than you would expect. Given how quickly cars depreciate, it is not surprising that drivers feel betrayed by their car insurance policies, yet it seems apparent that few drivers in the UK are unaware that there is a solution. Find out everything you need to know about GAP insurance coverage and how it can work for you via our in-depth guide here.

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November 30, 2021

What Are The Types Of Private Car Excess Insurance?

Private excess insurance reimburses the out-of-pocket expenses you are obligated to pay on a private car insurance claim. Every type of insurance policy has an excess clause. The clause states a sum of money that the policyholder must pay. For example, if you are involved in a road accident and want to pay for the repair on your private care insurance, you must pay the excess. We have covered all types of private excess insurance in full here.

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November 24, 2021

Is It Worth Taking Out Private Car Excess Insurance?

Private car excess insurance is a cost-effective way for people to avoid losing a significant financial outlay on a motor insurance policy. Excess insurance covers the cost of the excess stated in your car insurance policy. You may wonder whether you need to pay private car excess insurance if you’re already paying a premium on your car insurance. In this article, we cover the pros & cons, whether it will benefit you financially & how you can make excess cover work in your favour.

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November 10, 2021

Do I Need Gadget Insurance And Home Contents Cover?

The array of devices the average person owns today can accrue to well over £2000. If you should happen to lose or damage any of your devices, are you covered by your home contents insurance or do you also need gadget insurance?

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October 28, 2021

Home Insurance Claims At Halloween

Halloween is the perfect night to enjoy a good horror film and dress up in your favourite costume, but it can also be a potentially ruinous occasion in some cases if you don't have enough insurance. By taking out a Bettersafe Home Excess Insurance policy, you will protect your home from Halloween vandalism and property damage that could crop up on Oct 31 or any other public holiday.

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October 5, 2021

Home Excess Insurance Cover: What Is It? Do You Need It?

In this article, we will discuss what home excess insurance cover is, the benefits it offers and whether you need it. We’ll also discuss what home insurance policies we do not generally cover and how home excess protection policies can help to fill the void.