Launches ‘Swap Store’ Film Starring Keith Chegwin Launches ‘Swap Store’ Film Starring Keith Chegwin

Cardiff, Wales (PRWEB UK) 12 February 2012, one of the UK’s biggest and most popular price comparison services, has revealed a short online film featuring former ‘Swap Shop’ host Keith Chegwin that it hopes will bring back the spirit of the nostalgic TV show, and get Britons swapping.

Swapping has proved to be a popular activity since the economic downturn kicked in, and 52% of Londoners said in a recent survey that they are more likely to swap unwanted possessions now than they were in the past.

The video has been produced to raise awareness of this, and also to help highlight’s Nectar points promotion, whereby they are giving away 1,000 Nectar points every time a user buys a car insurance policy through their site before the end of March 2012.

It was filmed in London’s Victoria train station between 1pm and 3pm on Wednesday 25 January, and its filming created a buzz of activity, as people brought all their unwanted items to exchange for something more useful. A wide range of items were brought, and the ‘Swap Store’ event had people swapping items like a scented candle, yoga DVD, alarm clock and even a naked picture of Keith Chegwin for things like 1,000 Nectar points; a blow up palm tree and parrot; a trombone and even an electric car.

Gareth Kloet, head of car insurance at said: “The economic downturn has made us all more careful about what we spend and become savvier. We wanted ‘Swap Store’ to be an enjoyable event aimed at encouraging people to swap unwanted items and also to highlight that are giving away 1,000 Nectar Points to every customer that buys car insurance through the site. Car insurance is a necessity so at we want to give our customers a great deal on their insurance and a little extra at the same time.”

About was the UK’s first price comparison site to offer car insurance comparison. is one of the UK’s biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002, it generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include home and contents insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, van insurance, life insurance cover, home and contents insurance, breakdown cover and energy, as well as financial services products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance. is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides a free, objective and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them great deals on a wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and more.’s service is based on the most up-to-date information provided by UK suppliers and industry regulators. is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2004. is regulated by the FSA.

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Stride Limited Launches Insurance Comparison Site for Landlords

Stride Limited Launches Insurance Comparison Site for Landlords


(PRWeb UK) September 29, 2009

Stride Limited, a respected name with over 30 years experience within the property insurance market, today launches its new online quote process, which allows landlords to compare and buy property insurance online at

The new site, a rarity amongst other commercial insurance brokers, has been developed by Stride Limited after recognising a gap in the market for a comparison website for landlords property insurance.

Claire Wilson, Commercial Development Manager, Stride Limited says of the new site:

“When we buy our personal lines insurance, we are used to being able to choose from an array of insurers. Our aim has been to emulate this; our clients can now visit our website and we will check cover details and prices from our panel of leading commercial insurers. Landlords are able to insure a portfolio of up to 5 properties online. This simplifies what has historically been an arduous process, having to visit many different websites or ring round brokers for quotes. Crucially, our clients are able to make an informed decision about the policy they are purchasing and make sure that it is the most suitable for them.”

With the deluge of so-called “unplandlords” or “accidental landlords” hitting the UK property market over the last year, the need for affordable property insurance for landlords will increase.

David Salusbury, Chairman of the National Landlords Association (NLA) recently commented of the phenomenon:

“People still need a roof over their heads. We hear that rental demand will remain strong, although there is anecdotal evidence that rents being achieved are reducing, and we hear of more property coming on to the market as a result of the so-called accidental landlords who are unable to sell their property and have decided to rent it out.”

It seems as though Stride’s endeavours have come at the right time. With more people looking for buy-to-let property insurance, a fresh approach to broking and ease of purchase has never been more essential.

In fact, Stride’s forward-thinking approach has already raised a few eyebrows in the Buy-to-Let industry. The scale of the website development has seen Stride short listed for the ‘Innovation’ and ‘Insurance Services’ categories at the ‘Landlord & Buy-to-Let Awards 2009’; the ‘Oscars’ of the industry.

Oliver Romain, head judge for the Awards and editor of Landlord & Buy-to-Let magazine, the leading magazine for the residential letting sector, says:

“We’ve had a terrific response and Stride Limited has done brilliantly to get short listed. The private rental sector gets a tough time in the media, however, the vast majority of people have a positive experience and it’s great that we have the opportunity to recognise and reward the best in the industry”.

Richard Lovegrove, Managing Director at Stride notes that despite recognition and early success in the launch, complacency in this market is not an issue:

“Stride have been successful in the commercial and residential property insurance market for many years; we have always strived to provide a fantastic service so we won’t be resting on our laurels. There are a still a large number of new landlords out there that require assistance when it comes to getting insurance for the first time and we have the experience and range of policies to meet their needs.”

It is important that landlord’s assets are fully protected to ensure that there are no unwanted hiccups in running their business and Stride can help. By offering high levels of service combined with competitive prices, Stride delivers the complete insurance package for landlords. This is now available online at: or by phone on 0800 840 6699.

Notes to editors:

1.             Stride Limited offers insurance cover for a wide range of commercial property such as blocks of flats; high value housing and let properties.

2.             Stride Limited is an independent insurance broker established on the South Coast since 1973. In addition to operating commercial insurance broker Stride, Stride Limited also trades as Computer Quote, now selling motor; home; van; pet & travel insurance by phone and online via

3.             Stride has a total Gross Written Premium (GWP) of £15 Million and employs over 55 staff.

4.             For more information contact:

Richard Lovegrove

Managing Director, Stride Limited


Tel: 023 9224 8761

Mob: 077 3606 9151

Fax: 023 9224 8769

Jonathan Walker

Marketing Director, Stride Limited


Tel: 023 9224 8730

Mob: 079 7035 4202

Fax: 023 9224 8769

Stride Limited t/a Computer Quote Registered in England No. 1122247.

Registered Office: 101 London Road, Cowplain, Hampshire PO8 8XJ.

Stride Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority.



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Related Landlord Property Insurance Press Releases Launches Insurance Myth of the Week Program Launches Insurance Myth of the Week Program

Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 19, 2012

There are so many fallacies about insurance that pervade the market. In an attempt to dispel these myths and educate consumers, has launched a myth of the week program. Each week, a new myth will be featured and exposed on, covering many types of insurance including auto insurance, home insurance, travel insurance, life insurance and motorcycle insurance.

“ was developed to shed light on some of the most common myths because informing consumers to help them save on insurance is our primary objective” says Tammy Ezer of “Myth-related content tends to perform well and there are a surprising number of insurance myths out there so we decided to launch a program exclusively focused on this type of content.”

The videos begin with ‘man-on-the-street’ interviews to establish consumer perceptions regarding the myth in question. They proceed to reveal the truth behind the myth as viewers discover the accuracy, or lack thereof, of consumer opinions by learning something specific about the topic being investigated.

For the month of January, the following myths have been/will be investigated and revealed.

Accident Forgiveness – Consumers learn the truth behind accident forgiveness and what it actually covers.

Young Drivers – Do young drivers always pay more for car insurance? Find out on

OHIP Coverage – Many travelers may think that everything is covered through OHIP while travelling outside of the province or the country. Watch the video to find out if this is true.

Weather-Related Car Accidents – This topic is very relevant, as the winter weather is here. Find out if drivers can blame car accidents on snowy weather or icy road conditions.

Home Insurance Coverage – Does home insurance cover ‘acts of God’ such as tornadoes and hail storms? It’s important to know what a home insurance policy actually covers.

Knowing the true facts behind insurance is very important; as any false insurance information can cost people money. Everyone needs to stay informed about insurance and understand what is covered on an insurance policy. Simply visit each week to dispel a new insurance myth.

About: is a free online insurance rate comparison service that directs consumers to its large network of more than 30 insurance companies and licensed insurance professionals and provides quotes based on the lowest rates available through its network. In business since 1994, does not sell insurance, is not a licensed broker, and is not owned in whole or in part by an insurance company, agent or brokerage; ensuring consumers get a truly unbiased quote.


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TechAssure Launches a New National Micro Site to Better Serve the IT Sector?s Property, General Liability and E&O Needs

TechAssure Launches a New National Micro Site to Better Serve the IT Sector’s Property, General Liability and E&O Needs

San Rafael, CA (PRWEB) January 05, 2012

Many local insurance experts know that each company has its own unique technology insurance needs. While a standard business owner’s policy may be suitable for some companies, those that specialize in niche sectors may require more. For this reason, a number of expert insurance providers have come together to form TechAssure, a non-profit, international association of insurance brokers that specialize in providing all lines of insurance for venture capital and private equity firms, their portfolio companies and IT consultants. TechAssure members represent more than 4,000 clients in the innovation space, with more than $ 1 billion in property and liability insurance premiums.

Now, members of the group have launched a new website, The new site allows IT related businesses to get a quote faster than ever before with CoverITfast, an insurance product custom-made for those in the IT and technology sectors. Through the CoverITfast product, technology businesses can obtain one insurance policy that provides comprehensive office and professional liability coverage, including professional liability risk exposures to technology errors and omissions, network security liability, personal injury and privacy liability, failure to prevent authorized system access, and media and intellectual property coverage.

TechAssure’s members are proud to be the only insurance association that is dedicated to the Tech sector. By joining multiple regional niche tech insurance brokers together to combine their experience, TechAssure is able to better serve its customers and ensure that all clients obtain coverage that is uniquely tailored for their needs.

About CoverITfast:

CoverITfast is an insurance product specifically designed for IT Consultants and technology businesses. Clients who benefit from CoverITfast are in one of the most innovative and dynamic industries and require a technology insurance company that truly understands their unique business needs. Due to the fact that TechAssure is a non-profit association made up of independent insurance brokerages, customers can be assured that they are dealing with an insurance agent that can deliver best of breed insurance advice and the most competitive price for IT Consultants and Technology Companies.


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