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  1. Festival goers beware and guard your gadgets

    Handsets totalling an estimated £13million could be lost or stolen at music events in 2014.

     

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    The festival season is officially here and that means one of two things, either you will be attending or there is a strong chance you will notice a whole host of enviable festival photos fill your Facebook newsfeed. Festival selfies, before and after group pictures and videos of  favourite bands are just some of digital memories we choose to capture while we soak up the sun (or rain) at Glastonbury this year.  It’s hardly surprising then that 92% of festiaval goers plan to take their smart phone with them to a festival this year. Of those 87% do so because they want to take pictures, 56% want to use social media and 49% want internet access.

    Being able to capture these festival memories often means taking expensive gadgets and these gadgets are therefore exposed to additional risk of accidental damage, loss or even theft. According to claims data from Gadget Insurer Protect Your Bubble, mobiles are 15% more likely to be lost, stolen or damaged during the festival season with claims peaking in July.

    This is something that 63% of the 8% who leave their smartphone at home dread, opting to use a sub-£30 festival phone for fear of having their smartphone lost, stolen or broken. 32% of those who leave their smartphone at home will use a cheap festival phone as it has longer battery live and 17% simply want to enjoy the festival experience without technology.

    If you are one of the 92% of festival goers taking your mobile with you this summer, then there are plenty of things you can do to help protect it. Never be tempted to leave your phone behind in your tent, even if it is padlocked. Keep your phone on you at all times, and make sure you invest in Gadget Insurance so that if anything does happen you won’t have to shell out for the full cost of a new handset.

     

     

  2. Top Tips for keeping your Gadgets Safe throughout the Festival Season

    The Festival season is upon us with Glastonbury  kicking off this week. Muddy fields,  tents and gadgets aren’t exactly matches made in heaven however.

    But if like many of us the thought of getting through a weekend festival without your iPhone or camera fills you with dread, then fear not as there are precautions you can take to protect your tech.

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  3. 5 things you should never underestimate the value of doing before you Travel

    With so much to do before you leave for your holiday, it can be easy to forget to do some of the most important things. It can be vital however that you take precautions to limit the chances of your holiday being ruined due to unforeseeable circumstances and to protect yourself in case you should fall victim of an unfortunate event.  To make sure you and your family are fully prepared, take the time to read our 5 things that you really shouldn’t go on holiday without doing first:

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  4. Tell us what you think for a chance to win Wireless Festival tickets.

     Terms and Conditions

    1. Eligibility

    a) The draw is open to residents of the U.K. (excluding Northern Ireland). Employees of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group), their immediate families, agencies of the Promoter (or of the Promoter group) and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion are not entitled to enter this draw.

    b) Entrants must be 18 years or over.

    2. Promotional Period

    The promotional period begins at 00.00 on Sunday 15th June 2014 and closes at 23.59 on Wednesday 25th June 2014.

    3. How to Enter

    During the Promotion Period outlined above, you may enter by completing our full survey and providing your contact details at the end of the survey.

    Only one entry per person is permitted. Multiple entries will not be counted.

    4. Grand Prize Drawing

    a) On Thursday 26th June, 2014, a winner will be picked at random by an independent person from all eligible entries received during the entire Promotional Period.

    b) The Promoter will contact the winner on the day of the draw using the contact details provided as part of the entry and will provide details of how to claim the prize. In all matters, the random selection made by the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussions shall be entered into.

    c) The winner is required to respond to the notification of winning within 48 hours of receipt in order to claim the prize. Failure to do so will result in the prize being forfeited and another winner will be selected.

    d) The prize will be posted to the winner to the agreed upon address via recorded delivery within 48 hours of the prize claim.

    e) The Promoter reserves the right to ask for evidence of the identity, age and address of the prize winner.

    f) Losing entrants will not receive any notification.

    5. Prizes, Approximate Retail Value

    a) One (1) Grand Prize: Two (2) tickets to Wireless Festival Valid at the London Location on Saturday 5th July only to the value of £143.00.

    b) No substitution, cash redemption or transfer of prizes is permitted except at Promoter’s sole discretion. If a prize, or any portion thereof, cannot be awarded for any reason, the Promoter reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.

    6. General Rules

    a) By entering this prize draw, you understand and agree that the name and county of residence of the prize winner will be available upon request. Such information can be requested by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to: Protect Your Bubble Wireless Giveaway, Protect Your Bubble, Assurant House, 6- 12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN after 30th June 2014.

    b) By entering this draw, you understand and agree that the winner may be requested to participate in promotional activity and that the Promoter reserves the right to make reference to the name and county of residence of the winner, in any publicity. No compensation shall be awarded for such participation.

    c) The Promoter accepts no responsibility for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, or any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and / or internet access.

    d) This promotion and these terms and conditions will be governed by English law and any disputes will be subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.

    e) By entering this promotion, entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed to be bound by these terms and conditions.

    Promoter – Assurant Direct Limited trading as Protect Your Bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN.

     

  5. Understanding your Travel Money Options

    Currency rates and Travel Money options may not be the easiest or most exciting subject to get your head around. With so many places offering variable exchange rates, it can be a bit of a conundrum working out  how to get the best out of your Travel Money. Not only is there the fear of paying too much for your Travel Money, but also the fear of having your holiday ruined if you should be unlucky enough to have it lost or stolen.

    Travel Money

    Your Travel Insurance can help protect both yourself and your belongings, but Travel Money can be harder to keep track of.  For this reason it’s useful to know that using cash is not the only way to pay for things abroad, and it can be highly advantageous to understand the other options that are available to you. Read the rest of this entry »

Protect your bubble is a trading name of Assurant Direct Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (registration company number 5399683). Assurant Direct Limited is an Appointed Representative of Assurant Intermediary Limited, a company registered in England and Wales (registration company number 4019801). Assurant Intermediary Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Services Authority (registered number 311243). You can check this on the FSA's register by visiting the FSA's website www.fsa.gov.uk/Pages/register or by contacting the FSA on 0845 606 1234.

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