Is your Easter break a hop away?

The Easter break brings time for us to spend with our friends and family, or to take a break away.  If you’re travelling away from home this Easter, here are few steps to follow before you start: Check your cover If you are going to be away for a long time, check with your insurer…

Throwing an Easter egg hunt?

With Easter, comes the thrill of egg hunting and if you are throwing a big egg hunt at your home there are a couple of key points to be aware of to ensure a fun Easter hunt for all: Awareness If you are having a very large event at your home, even it is a…

Smarthome Expo Event PolicyCastle and nCube

PolicyCastle is excited to announce our Smarthome Expo Event with nCube Wednesday 18th April! The event will showcase nCube’s new smart devices and PolicyCastle’s collaboration with nCube for Smarter Home Insurance. The event will be held at Level39 One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AB between 6:00 – 9:00pm. To join us get in touch!…

Connected Homes – a panel discussion

For InsurTech Insider, PolicyCastle’s Co-Founder, Kristian Feldborg joins, Cocoon, Zurich and Fing to discuss the topic of what are Connected Homes and how can smart devices add value for customer user-experience and third parties.

Introduction to PolicyCastle – we are fundraising

PolicyCastle is a digital broker, focused on specialist home insurance, and a white label platform as a service for other insurance distributors. Introduction to PolicyCastle – we are fundraising from Edmund Dilger on Vimeo. PolicyCastle is making insurance easy, transparent and fair, using technology and data. Legacy systems have held back the insurance industry’s ability…

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…

Cocoon smart home security system – user review

Last year the team at Cocoon very kindly gave PolicyCastle a Cocoon smart home security system to try out. We have been impressed, and made a few notes, which are below. For full disclosure, PolicyCastle now works with Cocoon to give Cocoon customers a discount on their home insurance. Setting up Cocoon The online instructions are…

Rebuild value for home insurance

If you are asked for the rebuild value of your home for your home insurance quote, do not use the estimated market value if you were to sell your property. The cost of rebuilding your home is likely to be different from the value you would receive if you sold your home because you do not…

Are unoccupied properties covered by home insurance?

Some home insurers will not allow you to renew your insurance, or cover may be restricted to Fire, Lightning, Earthquake and Explosion only (FLEE), if your property has been unoccupied for more than one policy year and you expect it will remain unoccupied long-term. If you are looking for more extensive level of cover you…

Storm Aileen on the way

High winds are forecast in the next two days as Storm Aileen is due to hit much of the country this evening and tomorrow. If you have a garden, check for any items that could be blown around and cause damage to your property – toys, barbecues, tables and chairs – and put them away….