PYB Blog

  1. Protect Your Bubble Logo Change

    Protect Your Bubble logo change

    PYB by Assurant Inc

    Protect Your Bubble logo

    You may have notice our logo has changed, we want to highlight and are proud of the fact that we are part of Assurant.

    Who are Assurant? Assurant is an insurance group that provides specialty insurance to people in the UK, US and Globally. Both Protect Your Bubble and Assurant, Inc share the same ethos of aiming to deliver the best possible services and insurance products whilst also taking the stress & pain out of insuring the things that matter most to you.

    Assurant Group is a Fortune 500 company that is traded as AIZ on the New York stock exchange. It’s also recognised by the Ward 50 which is a prestigious list made up of the best property-casualty insurance companies in the USA. Assurant can trace its roots back to 1892 and was initially established to sell disability insurance in Wisconsin. Over time the company has evolved and now offer insurance cover on anything from travel to gadget insurance.

    Does this have any effect on my policy? No not at all, Protect Your Bubble UK is an independent trading name operating under the umbrella group that is Assurant. Your policy is still provided by Protect Your Bubble UK. 



  2. Bike Week 2015

    All You Need To Know About Bike Week 2015!

    bike week

    Family ride during Bike Week

    June is upon us, the nights are getting longer and that get away you’ve eagerly been anticipating is just around the corner! It also means that Bike Week 2015 is here.

    For those unaware, bike week 2015 runs between 13-21st of June and provides a great platform for showcasing how cycling can easily become a daily activity for all and not just the enthusiast. Bike week’s main aim is demonstrate the social, health and environmental benefits cycling can bring and they have helped facilitate the organisation of events all over the UK ranging from simple cycle to work  weeks all the way through to gruelling cycle challenges for those daring enough to really get stuck in. With this in mind we’ve explored some key aspects of every day cycling.

    In need of an extra few pennies?

    Why not cycle to work? Recent studies suggest that the average Briton spends just under £2,500 fuelling their car. With fuel prices once again beginning to rise at a rapid rate this figure is only likely to rise. Fancy cycling to work but don’t have a bike? Many companies are participating in the Government’s cycle to work scheme. The scheme allows employers to loan bikes and cycling equipment to employees as a tax free benefit. It’s worth checking with your manager or HR if the scheme is already in place but if not, the scheme is open to companies of all sizes across both the public and private sector so perhaps it can be raised at your next team meeting.

    The health benefits

    Cycling has many health benefits; Firstly just getting outside provides your body with access too much needed natural sunlight. Sunlight is rich in vitamin D which has been proven to lead to a happier lifestyle. Secondly it’s a well known fact that cycling is great for toning up lower stomach muscles, legs and bums which can only leader to more confidence when pulling on the shorts and swimwear this summer!

    Worried about changing tyres in the cold & wet?

    Puncture proof tyres have really taken off over the last few years. There are many affordable options now on the market which can be picked up from your local bike shop. Baring a full blow out or torn tyre, an investment in a pair of puncture proof tyres might just provide you with the confidence to get up and go cycling.

    A great tip for getting home safely should you suffer a ripped tyre and blow out is to place a piece of card such as a train ticket in between the tyre and inner tube. This provides a bit of extra protection for the vulnerable inner tube and providing care is taken should get you home.

    Get out this weekend

    No matter your age, shape or gender bike week 2015 provides the perfect opportunity to get outside and exercise. Whether it’s just taking the kids out for a ride or entering one of the many challenges and competitions that are running this weekend there is a great variety of choice. Bike Week’s event finder allows you to put in your postcode in order to find out about everything in your local vicinity.

    Get 10% off bike insurance

    In celebration of Bike Week 2015, at Protect your bubble we are offering 10% off bike insurance! Simply quote BIKEWEEK10 at checkout to qualify.

    Feeling Inspired?

    If this has captured your imagine and given you a burning desire to go out and get cycling in the coming weeks but feel there is nothing suitable going on in your area then it’s not too late to set up your own event. It can be anything from a lazy Sunday afternoon ride to a workplace challenge. Bike Week 2015 will provide you with free insurance, publicity and public liability insurance so there really is no excuses!
    Happy Cycling!

  3. 7 Festival Essentials this Summer

    7 Festival Essentials this Summer

    Glastonbury Festival at night

    Glastonbury Festival

    The arrival of June means the UK festival season is about to go into full swing with festivals coming thick and fast, from Parkilfe & Field Day at the beginning of June all the way through to Bestival in September. Below we’ve listed some items (apart from the obvious like tents/wellies) that we see as essential to ensuring you maximise your festival experience.


    Portable charger

    According to Twitter’s top trends, 2014 was the year of the selfie but so far that trend hasn’t showed any sign of slowing. Apps like Snapchat and Instagram can be a massive drain on the battery so don’t get caught out this year. Portable chargers have really come on and you can pick up a decent one, which can charge your phone from dead up to 4 times for around £20 if you look in the right places. This will allow you to take all the photos and selfies you can manage without running out of juice.



    If you’re going to Benicassim or another festival where you’re guaranteed sun then you can ignore this. However for everyone else staying in the UK, don’t leave it up to the weather Gods. It doesn’t matter how ‘on point’ your festival outfit is, if it rains you’re going to be in trouble. Poncho’s are available in pound shops and come in loads of colours. They weigh next to nothing, they’re reusable, cheap and actually work pretty well. Plus these guys look pretty cool, right?

    Poncho Powerrangers

    Poncho Power Rangers

    A decent backpack

    A good backpack can really make all the difference, especially if you’re at a festival like Glastonbury where you’re going to be lugging around your alcohol all weekend. A backpack with good strapping and padding will allow you to get stuck in all weekend without spending the entire of next week in pain and looking like a hunchback. Whilst a decent backpack might not be the most stylish, trust me you’ll thank us later.


    Wet Wipes

    These may sound an obvious choice but we’ve put them on the list as a final reminder as you do NOT want to forget these. Whether it’s cleaning a particularly vile long drop, removing make up or just general cleanliness these are an absolute must and likely to be your newest BFF for the weekend.


    The numbers of everyone you’re with

    This may sound an obvious one but one of the most beautiful things about festivals is it brings people together and new bonds will undoubtedly be forged. Secondly a lot of people take a festival phone to festivals as they don’t want to lose their smartphone. Make sure you’ve got all your mates’ numbers as someone is more than likely to get lost at some point during the weekend. No-one wants to spend the weekend alone so make sure it’s not you by getting everyone’s number early doors.


    Festival Underwear (Boys – Sorry girls)

    These are a thing, trust us. If you don’t believe us just google it. They’ve been designed to be light, breathable but also store all your valuables securely meaning you can just switch off and enjoy the show. There’s a few different types available on the market and appear be growing in popularity every year. Definitely worth checking out.


    Gadget Insurance

    The chances of you losing or breaking your phone/watch or iPad (yes we’ve seen people take iPad’s to festivals) during a festival is quite high. Protect yourself and your valuables with our gadget insurance here. Why take the chance – Take out a policy and have a stress free weekend knowing we’ve got your back

    Enjoy, The PYB Marketing Team



  4. Bike Twitter Launch Competition

    To celebrate the launch of our brand spanking new Twitter page @PYB_Bike we are giving followers the chance to win a pair of Oakley sunglasses. You could be riding away with a pair just like our brand ambassodor Geraint Thomas. We’ll also throw a signed photo from the man himself!

    Follow @PYB_Bike for tips on how to keep you bike safe, to keep up to date on Protect Your Bubble activity and events, deals and great competitions PLUS Vlogs and updates form our brand ambassador Geraint Thomas.

    For your chance to win

    Follow @PYB_Bike

    And retweet a competition tweet posted by @PYB_Bike containing hastag #PYBbikeComp to enter

    Be quick competition closes midnight next Friday 12.6.15


    Full T&C’s Apply:

    PYB_Bike Launch Competition Terms and Conditions


    1. The promotion is open to residents of Great Britain (England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland), Isle of Man and Channel Islands only, excluding employees of the Assurant Direct Limited (the “Promoter”) and their immediate families, agencies of the Promoter, and anyone else professionally connected with this promotion.

    2. This promotion is only open to individuals aged 18 years or over on date of promotion entry.

    3. The promotion begins at 00.00 on 5th June 2015 and closes at 11.59 noon on 12th June 2015 British Summer Time (BST). Any entry received after the closing date and time will not be valid. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.

    4. Entrants must have access to the internet and an email address and Twitter account

    How to Enter

    5.To enter this promotion, visit , follow the Protect Your Bubble UK Bike Twitter account from your Twitter account, and retweet one of the competition posts sent by PYB_Bike:. These will be posts including the words ‘RT & follow’ and include the hashtag #PYBbikeComp. Entry is free and no purchase is necessary to enter this promotion. A maximum of one entry per person is allowed and a maximum of one prize may be won per household.

    6. Retweeting of any other post during the date range specified above that does not contain the phrase above does not count as an entry

    7. Entrants must continue to follow the @PYB_Bike Twitter account following entry into the promotion in order to continue to be regarded as eligible

    8. Entrants must not publish repeated Tweets

    9. Entrants must not attempt to enter the promotion using multiple accounts and entrants found to be doing so will be ineligible to participate in the promotion. It is the responsibility of entrants to ensure they comply with Twitter’s rules regarding usage

    The Prize

    10. There is one winner. The prize is one pair Oakley sunglasses up to the value of £190 plus delivery from, and a signed photo of Geraint Thomas

    11. Cost of shipping is included in the prize. Any redelivery requirements where a user has not been available to receive their delivery that requires an additional costs is the winner’s responsibility. The winners are responsible for all expenses not expressly stated in these terms and conditions as being included as part of the prize.

    12. The prize is not transferable, cannot be exchanged and has no cash value. It cannot be redeemed by the winner for cash or any other prize. The prize is awarded “as is” with no warranty or guarantee, either express or implied.

    Winner Selection and Notification

    13. The winner will be randomly selected on 15th June 2015 by the Promoter from all of the valid entries submitted during the promotional period in accordance with these terms and conditions.

    14. The Promoter will contact the winner within one week of on 15th June via private message on Twitter. Prize will be posted to the address provided by the winner within 7 working days of the winner claiming. In all matters, the random selection made by the Promoter shall be final and no correspondence or discussion shall be entered into.

    15. The winner is required to respond to the Twitter private message notification within 7 days in order to claim the prize. Failure to do so will result in the prize being forfeited and another winner will be selected.

    16. The Promoter accepts no responsibility for failed delivery due to provision of incorrect contact details by entrants. Any prize that is returned undelivered will be assumed unwanted and the Promoter reserves the right to select an alternative winner to receive the prize using the same process referred to above in these terms and conditions.

    17. The Promoter reserves the right to ask for evidence of identity and address of the prize winner.

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

    19. Losing entries will not receive any notification.


    20. The twitter handle, name and county of residence of the prize winner will be available upon request by sending a stamped self-addressed envelope to; PYB_Bike Launch Competition, Protect Your Bubble, Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN after 22nd November 2015

    21. In the event of unforeseen circumstances the Promoter reserves the right to provide alternative prizes of equal or greater value.

    22. By entering, entrants and winners (as applicable) grant Promoter, and their licensees, successors and assigns, the assignable, perpetual, worldwide, fully-paid, irrevocable, non-exclusive license to publish, reproduce, prepare derivative works of, distribute, display, exhibit, transmit, broadcast, televise, digitize, otherwise use, and permit others to use their entry for this Promotion, including the names and likenesses of any persons embodied therein, in any manner, form, or format now or hereinafter created, including on the Internet, and on Promoter social media sites, and for any purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising or promotion of Promoter, all without further consent from or notice or payment to entrant or winner(s). Promoter is under no obligation to make use of the rights granted herein.

    23. The Promoter and its agents will only use personal information supplied by entrants to this promotion for the purposes of administering this promotion, unless consent is received to use such information for any other purpose. All personal data shared by the entrants will be collected in accordance with Promoter’s privacy policy available at

    24. Nothing in these terms shall exclude the liability of the Promoter for death, personal injury, fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation as a result of its negligence or any other liability which may not be excluded by law. The Promoter excludes all other liability to the extent permitted by law and in particular without limitation to the foregoing, the Promoter shall not be liable for any indirect, special or consequential loss nor for loss arising out of matters outside of its control nor for entries lost, delayed or undelivered, nor any liability for technical errors or communication failures in networks and/or internet access.

    25. By participating, each entrant agrees to release, indemnify, discharge and hold harmless Promoter and Twitter, Inc., and each of their respective parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, and advertising and promotion agencies, and the respective officers, directors, shareholders, employees, agents and representatives of the forgoing (collectively, “Released Parties”) from any and all injuries, liability, losses and damages of any kind to persons, including death, or property resulting, in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, from entrant’s participation in the Promotion or any Promotion -related activity, the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of any prize and/or Promoter’s use of the rights granted herein.

    26. The Promoter reserves the right at any time to modify, discontinue (temporary or permanently) this promotion with or without prior notice due to reasons outside its control (including in the case of anticipated, suspected or actual fraud). The decision of the Promoter in all matters under its control is final and binding.

    27. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Twitter. You understand that you are providing your information to Promoter and not to Twitter. Entrants to this promotion hereby release Twitter from any claim or liability suffered in connection with this promotion

    28. 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.

    Promoter – Assurant Direct Limited trading as Protect your bubble, whose registered office is Assurant House, 6-12 Victoria Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1EN and whose registered number is 5399683.

  5. It takes two – a Valentines special

    St Valentine’s Day – love it or loathe it, it’s considered one of the most romantic days of the year, and provides people everywhere with a chance to spend some quality time with that special someone. But if you’re stuck for ideas this year – or want to commemorate the day but are bored of the usual flowers-and-chocolates situation – here we provide a few suggestions perfect for pairs.

    It takes two to… tango?

    Taking dance lessons is a great way to spend your Valentine’s, and what could be more special than learning to tango? As a romantic dance by definition, the moves reflect style, courtship and passion – isn’t that what Valentine’s is all about?

    It takes two to… tandem?

    What could be more appropriate on this romantic holiday than a ride on a bicycle designed especially for two? While it might take a little while to get the hang of it, the tandem perfectly pairs the enjoyment of cycling with the opportunity to chat while riding together. Tandems come in all shapes and sizes for all different terrains – simply choose your bike, find a suitable cycle route, don your helmets and you’re away.
    If tandems take your fancy this Valentine’s Day, did you know you can them insured through us? Take a look here. It may be worth it if you’re a first-timer!

    It takes two to… tea?

    As a more relaxed way to celebrate this year, taking high tea and enjoying some quality time with your other half means you can make the most of Valentine’s Day without any of the fuss. High tea is usually taken before about four o’ clock in the afternoon, consisting of light sandwiches, the odd cake and – you guessed it – a cup of tea.

    It takes two to… toboggan?

    In a slightly less traditional Valentine’s Day spirit, how about spending the day taking up a new activity such as tobogganing? We promise we didn’t add it to the list solely because it begins with T – it’s genuinely fun! There are various winter sports centres dotted around, where you can try your hand at all manner of daring sports. Nothing declares your love like a run down the ski slope… right?!

Prices may change. 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 Lifestyle Services Group Limited. Lifestyle Services Group Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under registration number 315245. You can check this on the Financial Services Register at or by calling 0800 111 6768.

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