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October 26, 2010

Questor discounts car-hire excess cover

by Gill Montia

Questor, the car-hire excess insurer, is offering a 10% discount for customers purchasing online and using a dedicated link from the jml Insurance / insurance4carrental website, before the end of December.

Visitors to the sites need to find the Questor insurance page and will be provided with an offer code once they have landed on the site via the dedicated link.

The car-hire excess insurance market has been growing steadily in recent years, as consumers become increasingly aware that window, tyre and undercarriage damage is generally not covered by the hire company’s basic insurance and that where damage is covered, the excess can be hefty.

jml insurance spokesman, Philip Suter, reminds customers that when they use the jml site, they are re-directed to their chosen insurance company’s web site and that all dealing are between the customer and insurance company.

In addition to Questor, jml also promotes insurance4carhire, dailyexcess.com, Essential Travel, iCarhireinsurance, Odyssey and insuremyvanhire.com


September 15, 2010

Insurance4carhire succeeds with JML

by Gill Montia

Insurance4carhire has reported a successful year so far, with the JML Group having made over £100,000 in revenue for the company.

Since 2004. JML customers have been able to purchase Insurance4carhire policies and the group now has a dedicated car hire excess insurance site, which includes van hire.

UK motorists are increasingly becoming aware that renting a car also involves additional insurance; in the Eurozone in particular drivers making a claim have been charged excesses of up to £1,000 by rental providers, many of which operate in popular holiday destinations.

Currently, customers can benefit from 20% summer discount on Insurance4carhire's Annual European Excess Policy, which covers the excess on damage to a rental vehicle, including the roof and the undercarriage, excess on theft, and damage to windows and tyres.

The company is part of the Towergate Partnership and its policies are underwritten by Chartis.


  Buy to let insurance policyholders 'need not worry about rent arrears'

02 Jul 2010

Landlords with buy to let property insurance should not be concerned about rising tenant arrears if their policy offers a rent guarantee, an industry website has said.

According to ResidentialLandlord.co.uk, some buy to let insurance products on the market provide cover for missed rental payments, with 100 per cent cover of the monthly rent paid for up to five months from the first arrears.

Ian Wilson, managing director of insurance firm Martin and Co, told the website that buy to let insurance policies with rent guarantee are developed to ensure that their benefits are tailored specifically to landlords' needs.

He said: "Sadly, in the majority of cases it's a change in the tenant's circumstances that makes them unable to pay the rent. This can put the landlord in a difficult situation, especially if their rent isn't guaranteed."

Mr Wilson added that, landlords will often be sympathetic, but that they "still need their rent", so a solid buy to let insurance policy is essential.

Last month, Philip Suter, from JML Property Services, claimed that buy to let property insurance is something that landlords "cannot afford to be without".


 Landlords 'cannot be without buy to let insurance'

22 Jun 2010

Buy to let insurance is something that UK landlords "cannot afford to be without", according to an expert from the private rented sector, which may interest landlords considering buy to let insurance options.

The coalition government will today unveil its revised economic policy in an emergency Budget announcement, which could cause problems for buy to let insurance policyholders whose tenants may struggle amid economic uncertainty.

A major concern for landlords is the prospect of rising unemployment and its knock-on effect in terms of tenants' ability to keep up with rent payments.

Philip Suter, from jml Property Services, said: "If the effect of the Budget is going to cause higher unemployment, even in the short term, then property owners need to protect themselves."

He added that buy to let insurance is "one essential" that landlords "cannot afford" to miss and that rental guarantee insurance is now "vitally important".

Earlier this month, findings from independent research firm BDRC Continental found that 34 per cent of private landlords had experienced problems with rent arrears in the past 12 months, compared with 16 per cent in 2008.


June 21, 2010

Budget challenges for buy-to-let investors

by Gill Montia

Landlords are forewarned of painful times ahead, following tomorrow's emergency Budget.

According to jml-insurance.co.uk, the prospect of higher capital gains tax (CGT) on second homes and rental properties is one concern, while a rise in VAT could increase costs across a number of areas, including letting and inventory agents' fees, the renewal of equipment and refurbishment of bathrooms or kitchens.

Also to be taken into account are the knock-on effects of job losses resulting from the Budget.

Arrears generated from rising unemployment are already a major concern for landlords and can have particularly serious financial implications for buy-to-let investors with mortgages and those relying on rental income to help fund their retirement.

jml spokesman, Philip Suter, recommends insuring against arrears sasying: "If the effect of the budget is going to cause higher unemployment, even in the short term then property owners need to protect themselves."

Finally, landlords have also been alerted to the fact that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is taking a particular interest in property sellers, with a view to tracking down CGT evaders.

According to accountancy firm UHY Hacker Young, HMRC investigators raised £60 million in extra CGT in 2007/2008, while two years later they raised £74 million, representing an increase of 23%.


May 17, 2010

Odyssey Insurance now on insurance4carrental.com

by Richard Kilner

It has been announced by insurance4carrental.com that the website will now market Odyssey car hire excess insurance.

The leading online excess insurance provider in the UK, Odyssey Insurance offers business and leisure travellers a cost-effective and easy way to take out car rental excess insurance and thereby dodge paying car rental firms extra fees, such as Excess Waiver charges.

Odyssey's products include Euro Odyssey European Car Hire Insurance, from £39.75 per year, and worldwide daily car hire insurance Daily Odyssey from £3.99 per day.

The firm also offers World Odyssey 31, worldwide car insurance from £59.99 per year, and for clients aged 75 to 85 years of age there is Odyssey 75-85 which costs £59.99 in Europe and £69.99 worldwide.

Philip Suter of jml Property Services has expressed his delight at being able to promote Odyssey Insurance to customers, adding that people could make large savings by using an independent insurance firm like Odyssey.


 

April 8, 2010

insurance4vanrental.com sees rise in van hire insurance sales

by Richard Kilner

In September last year insurance4carrental.com offered van hire excess insurance (on behalf of Towergate Underwriting Group), since when the number of sales made has been rising daily.

In March, the firm launched insurance4vanrental.com, a reflection of the success of the specialist van hire excess insurance.

Philip Suter of jml Property Services, (which runs the website), has said that 55 sales of the product were completed between the 1st October 2009 and the 4th April.

Most van hires take one or two days, with most purchasers of the insurance being men taking advantage of the low £7.99 daily cost.

The insuremyvanhire product offers excess on damage and theft in full, and up to £2,000 coverage for any single incident, as well as coverage of wing mirrors, tyres, roof, undercarriage and windows.

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  March 22, 2010

Launch of insurance4vanrental.com

by Richard Kilner

Insurance4carrental.com has now added Insurance4vanrental.com as a specialist category.

Since the latter half of last year insurance4carrental.com has been advertising van hire excess on behalf of Towergate Underwriting Group.

Earlier this month the website updated its van hire excess insurance page following the going live of Towergate's new product.

Philip Suter of jml Insurance (which runs the website) has said that due to the information gathered relating to the success of the new product it made sense to launch the specialist van hire excess insurance under its own name.

Suter went on to say that with the Easter holidays coming soon it was an ideal time to pick up a bargain, even hiring a van and taking the attic-dwelling clutter to a car boot sale.

He added that the site presently has one specialist van hire excess insurance provider, and that the site hoped to attract more in the future.

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  March 17, 2010

Simple launches caravan insurance via jml

by Gill Montia

Simple has announced that its new caravan insurance offering is now being promoted on the jml-insurance.co.uk web site.

The product is aimed at the owners of the UK's 498,000 touring caravans; 112,000 motorhomes and 335,000 caravan holiday homes (figures from the National Caravan Council).

Cover is available under two policies: Simple Static Caravan Insurance and Simple Touring Caravan Insurance.

Static insurance is available for caravans valued between £1,000 and £40,000 and touring for vans worth between £1,000 and £25,000.

Both policies offer a range of discounts according to alarm, tracker device and certified safe storage criteria.

In recent months, Simple has launched its new Rent Guarantee Insurance on jml's website, in response to landlords' growing concerns over arrears.

The policy covers up to £15,000 for rent arrears (up to £2,500 per month) and up to £10,000 for legal expenses.

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Insurance4carrental offers Improved Van Hire Excess Insurance

Insurance4carrental recently enhanced their Van hire excess insurance when the van hire provider changed web sites. Insurance4carrental has been displaying ads for van hire excess insurance cover on their website for Towergate Underwriting group since last September. As of recently, insurance4carrental.com has altered the Van Hire excess insurance page to show that the new website by Towergate, Insuremyvan.com is now up and running and that inquirers from the insurance4carrental are now directed to the new website via a dedicated link.

Van insurance comparison site from The Van Insurer

The moderator of the auto and van hire van excess insurance website, Mr. Suter, stated that they had known about the website going live for quite a while and are happy that the site has now gone live. He also noted that they had been able to load the van hire excess page with more info and new logos and that is should be easier for the public to use. Philip went on to say that he had personally done a daily van rental, and bought van hire excess that cost him £7.99 per day, which is certainly cheaper than excess insurance he had bought from the van for hire company.

The main features of the van hire excess policies are as follows:
Excess on damage's and loss due to theft in full
Payment of up to £2,000 for any one incident
Windows, tyres, and wing mirror cover
Roof, undercarriage, and baggage cover
Cover for all drivers listed on your rental contact
Cover that goes from one to 180 days per van rental

However, the policy doesn't cover trucks, commercial vehicles and vans that weigh of 3.5 Metric Tonnes when without a load and Drivers must be between 21-84 years old.

For more information visit www.insurance4carrental.com/van_hire_excess.

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  March 8, 2010

Better van hire excess insurance from insurance4carrental.com

by Richard Kilner

Insurance4carrental.com has updated its van hire excess insurance page to reflect the fact that Towergate Underwriting Group, on whose behalf the site has advertised van hire excess, has now launched its new Insuremyvanhire.com site.

Philip Suter of jml Insurance has expressed his delight that the new site has gone live, adding that insurance4carrental.com had updated its site with additional information and new logos.

Suter himself opted for the £7.99 per day product when hiring a van recently, making a substantial saving on the cost that would have been incurred had he used the van rental firm's own excess insurance.

The policies available include: up to £2,000 coverage for a single incident; damage to wing mirrors, tyres, windows, roof and undercarriage; baggage cover; excess on damage and theft in full.

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 Insurance4carrental.com offers worldwide car hire excess insurance

If you need rental car insurance anywhere in the world, there is one place where you can go and find all the information. Insurance4carrental.com is the place to be when you need any information about the companies that give car rental insurance and for the expert advice for the same topic. This is an operation that has its base in the Unite Kingdom and people from around the world can visit and make purchases for the services that the website makes available.

This UK operator in the car insurance supermarket can get you some of the best deals and offers from the providers in the UK market. The policies and the specification for the specialists will differ from each other but this is one such site that is helping in increasing the sales of products that are related to hire car excess. There are other companies or websites like insurance2carhire.com that are running under this operation and are making the services and products available to the customers all around the globe.

You can make international purchases and enjoy benefits as well. What you see is what you get. You will be using the local currency of your country and make purchases for the services and products. You will not have to deal in foreign exchange that used to be a tough task. An online expert will help you book insurance directly with the insurance providers and that too at prices that are very low. The average rates for policies in the market and in the internet market vary greatly and this is why you can take the help of this special car rental insurance portal.

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  06/03/2010

Landlords should still be cautious despite rental increases

Philip Suter of jml-property-insurance.co.uk who has been a Landlord for over thirty years, said " it is good very good news that rents are now recovering again, however landlords should still remember that tenants can get into financial difficulties and consider very strongly taking out Legal Expenses Insurance and Rent Guarantee Insurance..."

Jml Property Insurance are Premier HomeLet agents advertising Homelet Landlord and Tenant insurance products on line for the past eight years. The Homelet Managing Director John Boyle who is a Landlord himself has just issued a News Release saying that he welcomed the latest FindaProperty Rental Index and the increase in rental asking prices he warns that it may not be good news across the board.

According to the February FindaProperty Rental Index The supply of properties available to rent fell by 3.6% to the lowest level since November 2008, this would be a result of people who could not sell and had to let their properties have been able to sell now and ten of the eleven UK regions experienced a monthly increase in asking rents. Following two months of declining values, asking rents increased from £804 pcm in January 2010 to £814 pcm in February, an increase of 1.2 per cent.

Philip Suter of jml-property-insurance.co.uk who has been a Landlord for over thirty years, said " it is good very good news that rents are now recovering again, however landlords should still remember that tenants can get into financial difficulties and consider very strongly taking out Legal Expenses Insurance and Rent Guarantee Insurance."

Philip went on to say that there are a number of well known Landlord and Tenant insurance providers advertising on our web sites including HomeLet, Letsure, Simple, Endsleigh and Rentguard who are offering Rent Guarantee products."

More information can be found at http://www.jml-property-insurance.co.uk/Landlords_Rent_Guarantee_insurance.htm

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Insurance4carrental.com offers worldwide car hire excess insurance

by Beth Williamson January 21st, 2010

Insurance4carrental.com is a UK based operation that despite its British base offers expert advice on hire car insurance with the added bonus that customers from around the world can easily purchase the services available.

Global customers can obtain the latest deals through the UK operator although individual offers are subject to the criteria and conditions of the individual insurance specialists featured on Insurance4carrental.com. The site itself is one of the premier advertising and promotion agents for sales of hire car excess insurance products.

Also operating under the Insurance4carrental.com banner are Questor insurance and insurance4carhire.com who both reiterate the message that despite their British base their products are available to all international customers.

One of the key benefits of international purchasing is that whether you are in Asia, the Sahara or mainland Europe you are able to purchase what is seen as these days mandatory insurance by using your own local currency and credit card, thereby avoiding much of the frustration associated with international transaction and exchange charges.

Insurance against excess is possible but bookings direct with hire agencies can frequently be considerably more expensive than when done through an online expert. While the average price of an agency bought policy is generally around £10 per day, Questor has offers for under £3 daily or from £43 for an annual policy.

The offers available from the UK-based providers apply to global customers who purchase services for use in the UK. It is important to note that non-UK residents are not covered inside their home country.

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  January 18, 2010

Car hire excess insurance available worldwide

by Richard Kilner

Wherever someone is in the world, they can acquire car hire excess insurance from insurance4carrental.com.

The website offers products such as insurance4carhire.com and Questor insurance and, subject to terms and conditions, can offer motorists insurance wherever they happen to be in the world.

When hiring a vehicle costs can be cut dramatically by acquiring excess for any damage independently, instead of taking a Collision Damage Waiver from the car hire firm which can still leave a potential bill of around £1,000.

Coverage against paying an excess can be around £10 per day from a car hire company, but costs only £2.98 from Questor, or £43.68 for a year's coverage.

However, citizens of a country outside the UK would not be covered to hire a vehicle in their own country, insurance4carrental.com's Philip Suter confirmed.

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Car rental excess reminder for Christmas travellers

Insurance4carrental.com.is reminding Christmas travellers to take out car hire excess insurance if they are hiring their transport.

The website promotes specialists in the excess insurance sector, including insurance4carhire.com whose spokesman, Philip Suter, comments that annual policies can prove very good value for money, although most providers also have daily policies at competitive prices.

There is increasing awareness among the motoring public that renting a car also involves additional insurance; in the Eurozone in particular drivers making a claim have been charged excesses of up to £1,000 by rental providers, many of which operate in popular holiday and second home destinations.

Furthermore, while rental agreements normally include cover for collision damage and theft, it is commonplace for the insurance supplied to exclude damage to a vehicle's undercarriage, tyres and windows.

Most rental companies offer excess insurance but consumers are advised to shop around as it is likely to be at a higher premium than can be obtained from a specialist provider.

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December 15, 2009

Car rental excess reminder for Christmas travellers

by Gill Montia

Insurance4carrental.com is reminding Christmas travellers to take out car hire excess insurance if they are hiring their transport.

The website promotes specialists in the excess insurance sector, including insurance4carhire.com whose spokesman, Philip Suter, comments that annual policies can prove very good value for money, although most providers also have daily policies at competitive prices.

There is increasing awareness among the motoring public that renting a car also involves additional insurance; in the Eurozone in particular drivers making a claim have been charged excesses of up to £1,000 by rental providers, many of which operate in popular holiday and second home destinations.

Furthermore, while rental agreements normally include cover for collision damage and theft, it is commonplace for the insurance supplied to exclude damage to a vehicle's undercarriage, tyres and windows.

Most rental companies offer excess insurance but consumers are advised to shop around as it is likely to be at a higher premium than can be obtained from a specialist provider.


December 14, 2009

jml insurance websites offer HomeLet Landlord's Insurance+

by Richard Kilner

HomeLet's Landlord's Insurance+ has become available on the jml insurance websites.

The new product offers a broad range of coverage including buildings insurance, contents insurance, and Prestige Rent Guarantee which covers legal expenses and rental payments for up to a year.

John Boyle, MD of HomeLet, has said that the Landlord's Insurance+, created with deep consultation with landlords and letting agents, is the only product of its type available in the market today.

Boyle went on to say that the product was competitively priced, and also offered a comprehensive level of coverage.

The Landlord's Insurance+ follows on the heels of the tremendously successful Tenants Contents Insurance + product, which helped drive HomeLet's policy sales up by 121%.

It was also developed to help counter the increasing dangers caused by higher unemployment and rising crime, creating a need for specialist insurance for landlords.


 November 10, 2009

HomeLet to rescue LetSense agents   

by Gill Montia

Tenant referencing and insurance firm, HomeLet, is offering assistance to agents linked to rival firm, LetSense, which is about to close.

John Boyle, HomeLet's managing director, says he has been contacted by a number of LetSense customers who are concerned about the closure and his company is determined to fill the gap.

Its New Agent Team has even set up a hotline for current LetSense agents, and is ready and willing to process applications.

The firm has guaranteed that it will set up new customer accounts and allow LetSense agents to transact their references and protect their landlords' rents, before the closure date of 7th December.

HomeLet currently supports a network of around 4,000 letting agents and regularly reference in excess of 1,500 prospective tenants every day.

The company recently announced that 91% of references are completed within 72 hours and 78% within six working hours.

In related news, jml Property Insurance has added Simple Rent Guarantee Insurance to its offering.

The online intermediary has recently launched a "rent guarantee" section on its website, in response to landlords' growing concerns over arrears.

The Simple policy covers up to £15,000 for rent arrears (up to £2,500 per month) and up to £10,000 for legal expenses.

Six or twelve month contracts are available, starting from £45 per month including IPT.


November 9, 2009

jml Property enhances rent guarantee offering

by Gill Montia

jml Property Insurance has added Simple Rent Guarantee Insurance to its offering.

The online intermediary has recently launched a specialist "Rent Guarantee" section on its website, in response to landlords' growing concerns over arrears.

HomeLet, Letsure, Endsleigh and Rentguard already appeared on the site which now also contains Simple Insurance's offering.

The new policy covers up to £15,000 for rent arrears (up to £2,500 per month) and up to £10,000 for legal expenses.

Six or twelve month contracts are available, starting from £45 per month including IPT.

In related news, Landlord Assist has recently warned that buy-to-let conditions will remain difficult for landlords in 2010.

With no sign of the economic downturn lifting, the firm believes arrears will become a major issue in the months ahead, with uncertainty over interest rates adding to landlords' anxieties.

Furthermore, recent research from the National Landlords' Association indicates that almost three quarters of private residential landlords have experienced rent arrears, with 43% of this group reporting arrears being incurred in the last 12 months


October 27, 2009

 

New Rent Guarantee section in jml website

by Richard Kilner

As the British recession stubbornly persists and unemployment continues to climb, more and more landlords are finding that their tenants are incapable of paying their rent.

To counter this, many consider taking out a Rent Guarantee Insurance policy from providers such as HomeLet and Letsure to acquire some protection should such a situation arise.

Landlords can find themselves in difficult if they lose their rent income, and Rent Guarantee Insurance can act as a financial safety net.

The number of missed payments is on the rise, with HomeLet paying out £1.5m in 2009 on Rent Guarantee Claims and legal costs, a significant rise on 2008.

In addition to the present economic woes, it is forecast that the jobs market will only stabilise five years after the recession, the longest and deepest since World War Two, finally ends.

Philip Suter of jml-property-insurance.co.uk has stated that Rent Guarantee Insurance now has its own classification on the website, highlighting the increased importance of the product.


September 29, 2009

jml signs up Staysure and JS Insurance

by Gill Montia

Staysure and JS Insurance have introduced their products to the jml website.

Staysure specialises in the over 50's market and is using jml to market its Over 50's travel insurance and Over 50's Holiday Homes Property insurance.

JS Insurance, which is a unit of Jade Stanley Ltd, is providing travel insurance for residents of EU countries, The Channels Islands and Isle of Man.

Its offering includes Winter Sports, Gap Year, Backpacker and over 65's policies.

The firm also specialises in mobile phone insurance and will cover Blackberries and iPhones.

Last month, jml signed up International Passenger Protection, which now provides Protectmyholiday Financial Failure Insurance via the introducer's site.

The policy is designed for the independent traveller who wants to protect against airlines and other carriers going bust.

jml has also recently extended its offering to residents of the Irish Republic with the introduction a new household and landlord insurance category.

The move followed the launch of a Northern Ireland specialist area on the jml Insurance website, last year.


September 25, 2009

insurance4carrental.com introduces new Van Hire Insurance

by Richard Kilner

insurance4carrental.com has announced it is now able to act as an introducer for van hire daily excess insurance.

The product "Loss damage waiver excess reimbursement insurance - Van Daily Policy" comes from insurance4carhire group (part of Towergate) and is underwritten by AIG UK.

Only vans within the UK are allowed to take advantage of the product, which costs £7.99 per day.

The policyholder and up to seven named drivers are covered and will cover the Excess payable on damage and theft up to £1,000.

Philip Suter of jml Property Service (the firm that runs insurance4carrental.com) has stated that he is pleased that, with a large van rental market combined with the product's competitive value, the product is available via the site.


August 4, 2009

jml signs up Protectmyholiday

by Gill Montia

jml has extended its offering to include Protectmyholiday Financial Failure Insurance

The cover, provided by International Passenger Protection (IPP), is designed for the independent traveller who wants to protect against airlines and other carriers going bust.

At a cost of £5 per person for 30 days' protection, the policy also covers overseas hotels and villas plus self-catering accommodation in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.

Protectmyholiday claims that its website is the first of its kind because it allows consumers to buy financial failure protection insurance for component parts of holidays booked in the United Kingdom, Channel Islands, Isle of Man and the Republic of Ireland.

Endorsing the firm, jml Property Service spokesman, Philip Suter, comments: "A question that many people are concerned about is what happens if the villa owner goes out of business."

He adds: "The IPP policy is a very low cost way of having peace of mind whilst you arrange your self catering holiday, including the flight and car ferry."

IPP has been trading since 1990 and is a family run business.

In another recent development, jml has extended its offering to residents of the Irish Republic with the introduction of a new household and landlord insurance category


27th July 2009

 Business booms for insurance4carrental.com

by Richard Kilner

Following great success since it was launched in February, insurance4carrental.com has undergone a radical redesign.

Originally featuring a single page, the website now offers a broader range of information for the numerous visitors who view it each week.

Matters relating to car rental have their own advice pages regarding the nature of car hire excess insurance when you rent a car.

The website is run by jml Property Services, and jml spokesman, Philip Suter, explained that the firm had, as introducer agents, been collaborating with insurance4carhire.com, Questor insurance and dailyexcess.com, and in the last few months have introduced a blog site.

Suter went on to say that car rental is not solely an issue for business or those travelling abroad, and that many ordinary Britons take advantage of the service without ever leaving Blighty.


HomeLet Introduces Tenant' Contents Insurance Product

Published:19-June-2009

By Staff Reporter

The new policy allows for up to three people to share the same policy, as long as they are employed

HomeLet, a landlord and tenant insurance provider in UK, has released a new tenant' contents insurance product. The company acknowledges that it has become a trend that tenants share the cost of renting by sharing their home with a friend or colleague. The new policy allows for up to three people to share the same policy, as long as they are employed.

Philip Suter of JML-property-insurance, said: "We have been a HomeLet agent since 2002 and we are sent copy letters to tenants confirming the cancellation of their insurance, usually because of price and the fact that they have found a cheaper alternative."

John Boyle, Managing Director, HomeLet, said: "Our new policy - Tenant's Contents Insurance product is even better value for money than before, it still covers accidental damage to the landlord's contents, buildings, fixtures and fittings up to the value of £2,500."

JML-property-Insurance acts as a provider for insurance companies selling property insurance, including landlord and tenant rental products, pet insurance, wedding insurance, motor insurance, car hire excess insurance, travel insurance and non standard insurance products.


June 1,, 2009

jml provides landlord and household category for Ireland

by Gill Montia

jml Insurance Services has extended its offering to residents of the Irish Republic with the introduction a new household and landlord insurance category.

The move follows the launch of a Northern Ireland specialist area on the jml Insurance website last year.

An additional area of the site now offers introductions to companies such as Kay International and Intasure.

According to jml, a complete spectrum of household and residential property insurance products is available, ranging from simple landlord's cover through to blocks of flats and property portfolios.

jml spokesman, Philip Suter, comments "We are very pleased acting as an introducer for Kay International with their product range for the Irish Market. There is a great deal of rental property in Ireland and it is essential that landlords have suitable insurance."

Neil Cook of Kay International adds that his firm uses "traditional broking skills and values rather than a computer driven system" and specialises in complex risks including ex-offenders and flood or subsidence affected risks.

jml has also recently reintroduced Letsure Property Insurance products for its UK customers.

The company provides landlord, tenant and UK holiday home or second home property insurance, and a basic quotation system is available on the jml website.

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May 26, 2009

Car hire excess sales on the rise

by Richard Kilner

For the past five years jml insurance has acted as an introductory agent on behalf of insurance4car.hire, during which time they have introduced 17,000 clients to the company through websites such as www.jml-insurance.co.uk and www.jmlvillas.com.

jml’s Philip Suter has stated that there is increasing awareness amongst the public that renting a car also involves additional insurance when booking or collecting the vehicle.

Suter goes on to say that insurance4carhire.com’s daily policies are more reasonably priced than most rental companies’ insurance offering, as well as offering windows, tyres and undercarriage coverage.

However, an annual policy is more cost-effective than a daily policy for those who would need the coverage for a greater period of time.

In his personal experience Suter has encountered a very hard sell approach from car rental firms, trying to persuade customers to take out more expensive insurance arrangements.

As well as insurance4carhire, jml also introduces customers to the car hire excess products of Questor insurance.


  

Letsure Property Insurance available via jml 

04/11/09 ,

Letsure Property Insurance products are once again to be made available via jml-property-Insurance.co.uk.

When the website was first launched seven years ago its very first product was the Letsure Landlord and Tenants insurance policy.

As technology and the importance of the internet grew Letsure took the step of making its products available online.

Two years ago the insurer was acquired by the parent company of its close rival, HomeLet, and by October of 2007 all Letsure website's insurance dealings were directed to HomeLet.

In February Letsure's new MD, Ian Fraser, approached jml Property Insurance to enquire as to whether the firm could once again introduce Letsure products.

Letsure provides landlords, tenants and UK holiday home or second home property insurance, and a basic quotation system is available on the jml website.

It is the second property insurer to have its products available via jml in a week, with Rentguard Property Insurance offering coverage for residential & commercial lettings as well as Owner Occupier Insurance and UK Holiday Home Insurance through jml's site, as of last week.


March 24, 2009

Letsure Property Insurance available via jml

by Richard Kilner

Letsure Property Insurance products are once again to be made available via jml-property-Insurance.co.uk.

When the website was first launched seven years ago its very first product was the Letsure Landlord and Tenants insurance policy.

As technology and the importance of the internet grew Letsure took the step of making its products available online.

Two years ago the insurer was acquired by the parent company of its close rival, HomeLet, and by October of 2007 all Letsure website’s insurance dealings were directed to HomeLet.

In February Letsure’s new MD, Ian Fraser, approached jml Property Insurance to enquire as to whether the firm could once again introduce Letsure products.

Letsure provides landlords, tenants and UK holiday home or second home property insurance, and a basic quotation system is available on the jml website.

It is the second property insurer to have its products available via jml in a week, with Rentguard Property Insurance offering coverage for residential & commercial lettings as well as Owner Occupier Insurance and UK Holiday Home Insurance through jml’s site, as of last week


March 17th, 2009

Rentguard Property Insurance now available via jml insurance

by Richard Kilner

JML Property Insurance has announced that it has become an introducer agent in the UK for Rentguard Property Insurance.

Residential and commercial lettings are catered for by the products and services on offer from Rentguard, who, in addition to this, also provide Owner Occupier Insurance and UK Holiday Home Insurance.

Philip Suter of JML has described the products on offer from Rentguard as good value not only for property owners, but also for tenants and landlords.

Not only is there a wide range of products to choose from, but over the internet quotes can be generated or cover provided within seconds.

Rentguard's national account manager, Chirag Patel, has expressed the firm's delight at collaborating with jml.

Earlier this month JML insurance's website also began offering products from Ember JD Insurance Brokers, particularly insurance for flats.


February 6, 2009

JML launches car hire excess insurance website

by Gill Montia

Online broker JML Insurance has launched a new website offering car hire excess insurance.

Car hire companies frequently sell insurance with higher than usual excess charges, which can come as a nasty shock to motorists involved in accidents.

Rental agreements normally include cover for collision damage and theft and excesses generally apply to both.

In the Eurozone in particular drivers making a claim have been charged excesses of up to £1,000 by rental providers, many of which operate in popular holiday and second home destinations.

In addition, it is commonplace for the insurance supplied by car rental businesses to exclude damage to a vehicle's undercarriage, tyres and windows.

Rental companies do offer excess insurance but this is likely to be at a higher premium than can be obtained from a specialist provider.

JML's new site provides links to insurance4carhire and Questor Insurance Services, both of which are well established in the car hire excess insurance market.

The firm says it is keen to hear from other companies offering the insurance as it hopes to expand its panel.

Please note Insurance Daily has described jml Insurance.co.uk as "an online broker" This is their description of the press release insurance4carrental.com is now live and as per our disclaimer at the bottom of each  page on this website and our property insurance website jml-property-insurance.co.uk  - We are only an advertising service for insurance companies and their products and the consumer goes direct to the insurance company's own website by dedicated tracking link.


 

 January 5, 2009

 

Intasure launches policy for UK-based second homeowners

by Gill Montia

Holiday home insurance specialist, Intasure, has introduced a new policy for people who have their main residences in the UK but are absent for long periods.

The company, which provides policy documents in English and operates a UK based English-speaking support team, also provides cover for holiday homes across a number of European countries and further afield, in Thailand and the United Arab Emirates.

The firm says its policies are designed around the needs of property owners and can include locally tailored cover.

The new policy for UK-domiciled holiday homeowners is being promoted by jml insurance.co.uk, which points out that increasing numbers of British second homeowners are retired and can therefore spend long periods away from their main residences.

Unlike most home insurance policies, the Intasure product contains no restrictions on leaving a UK property unoccupied beyond the standard 30 days.

It can also provide cover if a property is let during the owner's absence.

According to jml insurance, Intrasure policies are underwritten by Lloyds of London and may also be suitable for properties of non standard construction.


December 18, 2008

jml-insurance offers Lifestyle excess insurance

by Richard Kilner

The jml-insurance website is now offering lifestyle insurance excess products through a dedicated link.

The products, provided by insurance4excess, are designed for consumers who make insurance claims and end up paying the excess, and are available for home, motor, health, travel and pet insurance.

The way it works is that a customer takes out a Silver £500 Excess policy (a £500 Excess on their main insurance policy) that costs £75, and then has to make a claim of £1200.

The customer foots the bill for the first £500 and the £700 balance is paid for by the insurer, with the customer being reimbursed once the valid claim has been settled.

There are three levels available, Bronze, Silver and Gold with costs and excesses of £49 and £250, £75 and £500, and £99 and £750 respectively.

Generally higher excess means a lower premium for the customer, although naturally this is offset in the case of a claim with the customer paying the excess.

 


 

 December 15, 2008

Rent guarantee insurance becomes more appealing

HomeLet, the specialist provider of insurance to the rental sector, is alerting landlords to the fact that rent guarantee claims are increasing.

The recession and the rise in unemployment resulting from the credit crisis mean that more tenants are facing financial difficulties and could therefore be unable to pay their rent.

Landlords who do not have insurance that protects rental income are therefore more at risk of incurring rental arrears and possibly legal fees.

Last year, HomeLet paid out £2.7 million in rent guarantee claims but the firm expects the figure for 2008 to be higher and other providers of landlord insurance are making similar reports.

According to Let Insurance Services, higher premiums may deter some landlords from covering themselves against the risk of defaulting tenants but this could prove to be a false economy, given rising unemployment.

Meanwhile, Philip Suter, spokesman for online insurer jml-Property-Insurance.co.uk, advises that premiums are currently between 1.5% and 3% of monthly rental income and reminds landlords that the cost can be offset against income tax liability for the rental property.

With regard to tenants, many risk going without possessions cover but for those who are insurance minded, Mr Suter explains that with some policies, a tenant can add cover against accidental damage to their landlord's property and safeguard their deposits.


December 5, 2008

Travellers advises to take out car hire insurance

by Richard Kilner

With the holidays of Christmas and New Year almost upon us, it is important for those pondering even brief trips abroad to remember to take out car hire excess insurance and travel insurance.

Many people rent cars whilst overseas, and although most remember travel insurance it's vital that car hire excess insurance is not disregarded, advises JML Insurance.

Airlines and car hire firms sometimes sell insurance as an extra, other times they can add them in unless specifically removed and may cost more than insurance sought from other sources.

Insurance for both travel and car hire can be much less expensive by purchasing annual policies, as single trip insurance can be costly.

JML Insurance's Philip Suter explains that some car hire firms can try to pressurise customers into taking out insurance when they collect their vehicles.

JML acts as introducers for insurance4carhire.com and Questor insurance, which have entered this area of insurance recently.


 

‘Insuring' our ex-offenders get a good deal!

Thousands of ex-offenders are being helped to get their lives back on track in more ways than one! The Delite Insurance Agency offer a unique service by not only providing home insurance cover to people who are struggling but provide advice and support where needed too.

According to a recent article issued by the National Association of Reformed Offenders "Concerns about insurance for ex-offenders" difficulties with insurance often arise when an ex-offender sets up home with their family after a spell in prison. Premiums can often go through the roof once this information is disclosed so people avoid disclosing this information when the time of renewal comes. Thanks to Delite, insurance premiums do not have to go through the roof and there is no question of holding back information regarding the new addition to your house. In addition, thanks to Delite, people who have returned to society from a spell in prison are offered a new lease of life when all too often they are held back or constantly under further pressure to resort back to ‘old ways'.

Delite who have joined forces with JML insurance for the last eighteen months are working together to offer an insurance product that is not standard and geared towards specific circumstances. The companies are set to assist many more ex-offenders in addition to their client base of Northern Ireland residents.


Ex-offenders have paid their debt to society - why are they still paying through the nose?

Sunday, December 7th, 2008

For many years, ex-offenders have been experiencing problems getting insurance to the extent that they would fear revealing their presence in the family home affecting the premiums. The presence of an ex-offender is generally a problem when it comes to home and contents insurance to the extent that premiums would go through the roof. Is this fair? According to the article "Insuring our ex-offenders get a good deal" UNLOCK, the National Association of Reformed Offenders say insurance customers have not to put up with this kind of treatment.

Thanks to JML insurance and Delite, there is, at last, a helpful alternative to the run of the mill insurance policy in addition to useful advice and support. They appear interested in the individual rather than the statistics and for that reason will claim a large piece of the insurance market pie to the detriment of the insurance ‘giants'.


                                                                                                      October 28, 2008

JML cautions against cutting costs on insurance

by Richard Kilner

Over the course of the last year the global economy has been hit first by the credit crunch, and is now in the grip of a worldwide downturn and probable recession.

In the midst of the economic gloom, jml insurance.co.uk has embarked upon a campaign entitled "Insurance is one essential you can't afford to be without today".

Philip Suter explained that people are naturally beginning to reduce their expenditure as times get tougher, cutting back on little luxuries and looking for savings where possible.

However, Suter cautioned against taking the perhaps tempting option of cutting insurance costs.

Several types of insurance are legally required (most obviously motor insurance) and buildings insurance may be necessary for mortgage holders.

Home contents and travel insurance are the most likely candidates for cutting costs, but Landlord and Tenant insurance products grant tenants and landlords peace of mind by protecting them against possible losses.

Doing so will save money immediately, but as most tenants have laptops and other expensive goods, the danger is that the cost of replacing them will far outstrip any short-term gain from going without insurance.

For those who travel several times a year, an annual policy can save money whilst still protecting the policyholder from potential pitfalls abroad.


28 October 2008

JML cautions against cutting costs on insurance

"Over the course of the last year the global economy has been hit first by the credit crunch, and is now in the grip of a worldwide downturn and probable recession.
In the midst of the economic gloom, jml insurance.co.uk has embarked upon a campaign entitled "Insurance is one essential you can't afford to be without [...]" (2008-10-28)


                                                                                                        September 17, 2008

JML collaborates with Questor Insurance

by Richard Kilner

JML Insurance is now collaborating with Questor Insurance, by operating as introducers offering car hire and My Driving Licence online.

The car hire insurance policy is available on a daily or annual basis, and has been created specifically to cater to those renting cars without wanting to take on the policies, frequently sold by car rental firms, with higher excess insurance charges than is usual.

Questor Insurance launched My Driving Licence in response to the stark fact that 20% of motorists will pay a speeding fine over the course of any single year.

Should a ban occur, My Driving Licence will help alleviate the consequent difficulties through provision of greater travel expenses during the period of the ban's effect.

JML Insurance's Philip Suter has expressed his delight at introducing the products, a sentiment echoed by Questor's chief executive Andrew Lawrence, who has stated he looks forward to working with JML.


                                                                                                               August 26, 2008

Contents insurance advisable for students

by Richard Kilner

The NatWest and the Halifax have published surveys revealing that a substantial proportion of students (42% according to the NatWest) will be in part-time employment at the beginning of the academic year.

Weekly spending averages £109 (according to the Halifax), of which accommodation costs are typically £74.70.

The remainder is made up of food, leisure and transport costs.

However, concerns have been raised by Philip Suter of jml-insurance.co.uk that many students fail to take out insurance to cover their personal belongings whilst at university.

The reasoning, Suter explains, is that many simply assume their expensive goods will never be stolen and that insurance is therefore a needless expense.

Students today often have a number of expensive possessions, such as mobile phones, iPods and laptops, amongst others, which have led to insurers HomeLet and Endsleigh offering policies for student tenants.

Should a student's home be burgled, they could lose expensive designer clothing, computers and other electrical objects worth hundred of pounds, and without proper insurance coverage, the theft will be a dead loss with no compensation.

Although students can be highly mobile, and frequently change where they live, many rental policies are flexible enough to take this into account.

Suter adds that parents should take a lead when it comes to contents insurance for their children, as most will simply not even consider the necessity of taking it out.


  

Theft Insurance For Students

John Williams - Tuesday 26.08.08, 18:28pm

Students are being urged to take out insurance to cover their personal belongings while at university as most now have expensive personal items like iPods, mobile phones and laptop computers, as well as designer clothing.

While many students frequently change address during their stay at Uni, this needn't be a problem for insurance purposes as companies such as HomeLet and Endsleigh offer specialist policies which take this into account.

Philip Suter of jml-insurance.co.uk   says that parents should take a lead when it comes to contents insurance for their children, as most will simply not even consider the necessity of taking it out

 August 8, 2008

JML Insurance and Delite tackle flood insurance

by Richard Kilner

Ever since the terrible flooding of last summer and the lesser floods at the turn of the year, flood defences and insurance coverage for flooding have been uppermost in the public consciousness.

An agreement was reached between the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Government to the effect that flood insurance should remain widespread, an agreement welcomed by the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA).

However, BIBA believes that despite the agreement there are some homes that will not be able to acquire flood insurance, and as such will require expert advice from a broker.

Homes which may not be covered include those with a 1.3% chance of flooding (or 1 in 75) and are not due to have flood defences bolstered in the next five years.

Insurance broker Delite Insurance, working alongside jml-insurance.co.uk, are able to offer insurance advice to those currently facing difficulties due to flood risk.

Delite's Neil Cook has explained that the firm can offer reasonably priced insurance, even if the homeowner's home insurer has withdrawn flood coverage.


 August 8, 2008

JML insurance enter Northern Ireland home insurance market

by Richard Kilner

The jml-insurance.co.uk website has created a new specialist category, wherein ex offenders and household insurance in Northern Ireland can be found.

Despite the happy advent of peace in Northern Ireland it remains an area of deep complexity for insurance.

Because of the lack of players in the insurance market, compared to the rest of the UK, household insurance costs are relatively uncompetitive in Northern Ireland.

Collaborating with Delite Insurance Agency, who have an exclusive deal with their Lloyds of London underwriter, jml-insurance.co.uk has begun to establish a presence in the complex region.

In addition to more usual coverage, favourable coverage is available for those with non-standard housing (excluding thatch), and poor claims history which is quite common, affecting one in five in Northern Ireland.

Every client is to be treated on an individual basis relating criminal convictions, with coverage offered regardless of problems, according to Delite's Neil Cook.


 August 8, 2008

JML Insurance and Delite tackle flood insurance

Ever since the terrible flooding of last summer and the lesser floods at the turn of the year, flood defences and insurance coverage for flooding have been uppermost in the public consciousness.

An agreement was reached between the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the Government to the effect that flood insurance should remain widespread, an agreement welcomed by the British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA).

However, BIBA believes that despite the agreement there are some homes that will not be able to acquire flood insurance, and as such will require expert advice from a broker.

Homes which may not be covered include those with a 1.3% chance of flooding (or 1 in 75) and are not due to have flood defences bolstered in the next five years.

Insurance broker Delite Insurance, working alongside jml-insurance.co.uk, are able to offer insurance advice to those currently facing difficulties due to flood risk.

Delite's Neil Cook has explained that the firm can offer reasonably priced insurance, even if the homeowner's home insurer has withdrawn flood coverage


  4th July 2008

Agents Urge Landlords And Tenants To Retain Rental Insurance

by Elisha Sanders

Fears of a recession are growing within the U.K. and Ireland, which is leading many to reduce spending on non-essential services. One service that may see a decline, according to industry sources, is insurance on rental properties, both for the landlords and the tenants. However estate agents are urging tenants and landlords to retain their insurance, as it can be vital to the up keep of a property, and may well save money in the end.

Houses aren't selling well currently, either in the U.K. or in Ireland, however the renting market is still going strong.

Philip Suter, a long time agent, said that this isn't the first time the market for buying has been in a slump whilst the to let market was doing quite well. During the equity issues of the late '80s early 90s, many house owners who couldn't sell properties looked to letting them instead. According to Suter, the unemployment rate being higher at that point made it harder to rent properties than now.

However there are now indications that unemployment may rise in the near future, but because of the boom in the ‘buy to let' market, there will be no shortage of rental properties. This boom could even lead to a fall in rental prices, as new properties aren't selling well and many are being let, resulting in an oversupply in the market.

Consumers are reducing their spending, with the effects of the credit crunch and inflation being felt, however agents are predicting that they may be looking to reduce their spending on insurance, as a means of lifting some of the financial burden. Suter believes this is partly due to misinformation about what landlord and tenant rental insurance covers. Landlords often don't realise that they need contents insurance for unfurnished properties, however without this, their carpets and curtains aren't covered. Likewise, tenants often don't realise that they require contents insurance because they mistakenly believe their landlord's policy will cover their belongings, which under U.K. law, it cannot.  visit www.jml-insurance.co.uk


 

19-Mar-2008

A Word of Warning...Make sure that you take out dog insurance when you get a new dog.

Many people will get a pet and completely forget the take out insurance cover as Philip Suter of JML Insurance did. It has been a very costly experience and the costs are going to mount up over the next few years

This is the advice from Philip Suter of JML Insurance who has paid the high price of not insuring his dog.

In September 2005 he and his wife adopted a rescue dog. The dog had been inoculated to date, was chipped with an identity chip and was a healthy young animal about 16 months old.

They had her spayed and even obtained a 'pet passport' for her, (these veterinary costs would not have been covered by insurance) however in the summer of 2006 she started behaving strangely and then had difficulty eating because her gums were bleeding. The dog was diagnosed as having Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura .

Fortunately the dog is able to maintain a good quality of life and is on steroids for the rest of her life. She has to have regular blood tests and can suddenly become very ill quickly and on the last occasion this happened a 24 hour stay at the vets when she was on a drip cost over £240. To date the treatment for the dog has cost over £2,500!

Philip said that "they decided to still take out dog insurance late in 2006 as although no insurance company would cover her for the ongoing medical condition she could have an accident or another medical complaint that would be covered". They are paying £15 a month with a pet insurance provider and of course had the dog been insured from she first moved into her new home, it would have saved a lot of money.


 

August 2007

jml Property Services launches new web site

In 2002 jml Property Services launched a website designed at the rental market offering mainly Homelet and Letsure insurance products - jml-propertyinsurance.co.uk.

Other non property products were added including car hire excess insurance from insurance4carhire and travel products from Direct Travel. Theses also tied in with the re-branded euro-rentavilla.com holiday home advertising site that had been re-branded as jmlvillas.com.

Despite a couple of makeovers, the site needed bringing up to date with the ability to sell a much wider selection of products. With the increasing ownership of overseas holiday properties, Overseas Property Insurance was added in 2006. English speaking clients prefer to have their insurance policy written in their native language and this has proved most popular.

In May this year www.jml-insurance.co.uk went live. It has been specifically designed to be easy to navigate and now covers a variety of products from cars, property to wedding insurance. Other products are under negotiation like boating and business insurance. The site is run by former letting agent Philip Suter

 

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Home Rental Insurance

 

THE HOME rental company jmlvillas.com can now offer holiday home owners insurance policies, written in English and underwritten by Lloyds through sister company jml Property Insurance.

The countries covered are France, Spain, Portugal, Greece, Italy, Ireland, Gernany, Belgium, Holland, Denmark, Sweeden, Malta, Cyprus and the UK. Premioums are payable in sterling and the insurance is arranged via Andrew Copeland (Insurance Consultants) Ltd of London. The company is regulated by the Financial Services Authority in the UK.   jml-property-insurance.co.uk

Please note, all details on releases on this page are written by independent journalists for specific media publications  and jml Property Services does not take any responsibilty for their content or accuracy.


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jml Training and Consultancy Press Releases


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