Insurance is a real social good

CEO and Founder of PolicyCastle, Edmund Dilger talks to Cocoon on how transparency and insurtech are creating improvements for insurers and customers alike. Cocoon offers innovative ways to better look after customers and this reflects PolicyCastle’s mission. Together Cocoon and PolicyCastle have partnered to offer PolicyCastle customers a market-leading 15% discount on their home insurance…

Trust in Insurtech

Many factors have led to the negative association surrounding insurance, one of these factors being the lack of trust towards insurance from loyal customers. Most insurers want to offer customers a quality service with quality products, but the reputation of insurance is shadowing this. What might be the answer? Insurtech. The insurance market is now…

Smart Home Devices What to Know

It is now easier than ever for people to have their lives at home made simpler and more secure through smart technology and devices, allowing full control of our home at our very fingertips. Smart devices include, cameras that use facial recognition, send notifications to our smart phone and allow remote interaction through two-way audio…

Hopping away this Easter?

Easter is a great time to spend with your loved ones and for this reason you may be travelling away from home.  Here are 3 steps to keep in mind before you start your Easter break:

I want to ride my bicycle! So keep your cycle safe

So now spring has sprung and the sun is shining, more of you will want to get out and about on your faithful bike again, but make sure your bike is secure. On average 376,000 cycles are stolen every year and over half of all cycle thefts in the UK take place close to home,…

Security made simple

You may have heard of insurers referring to minimum security, but what is it and when do insurers require it? Locks that would comply with minimum security to all final exit doors for most insurers would include; approved to British Standard (BS3621). 

How secure is your home?

Crime including theft and attempted theft at the home unfortunately is on the increase, with a rise of 7.8% of theft incidences from January 2016 to January 2017. Maximum security at your home could rapidly reduce the risk of theft and malicious damage, so it would be in your best interests to at least know…

Home insurance FAQs – flat owners

This week a lot of PolicyCastle customers living in flats have asked us questions about how they should complete some of the sections on PolicyCastle’s short application form for home insurance. So we have put the answers to these frequently asked questions in this article, to help others looking for the same information.

Conceal and protect, how to keep your property safe when it’s unoccupied

If your property has been unoccupied for more than one policy year some standard insurers will not offer renewal on properties that will remain unoccupied long-term, or cover will likely be restricted to Fire, Lightning, Earthquake and Explosion only (FLEE).  If you are looking for more extensive level of cover you may need to seek…

Victim of burglary? What should you do?

Hopefully your home will never be burgled. It is a horrible experience, and expensive; the average cost of a burglary in the UK, including damage to property and stolen property, is well over £2,000. If you do return to your home and find it has been burgled, what should you do? Don’t rush in Don’t…

Keep burglars out in the cold this Christmas

Unfortunately thieves know that Christmas presents can be rich pickings, particularly the latest electronics. So what are some simple improvements to make sure that you are only visited by Santa Claus and not by a burglar? Keep valuables, and Christmas presents, out of sight. And don’t leave packaging lying around that shows you have just…