The Cost of Becoming a Taxi Driver

Image of car keysOne of the biggest turn-offs for those thinking about becoming a taxi driver is the fact that it can cost a considerable amount of money. Not only do you have to potentially purchase a new vehicle but also a licence, tests and, of course, taxi insurance. However, before you decide that there is no way you can afford to become a taxi driver you need to take a step back and look at each cost one-by-one. By doing this (and employing some clever money-saving methods) the cost of becoming a taxi driver could be less than you think! (more…)

Shop Layout Secrets

Image of shop layoutHaving a shop that stands out from the rest can be difficult however, you can make the layout of your shop as buyer friendly as possible which should help with sales. The last thing you want to do is to put buyers off as soon as they walk into the shop. Most people have walked into a shop and walked straight back out again purely because they don’t like the look of it. There are many ways to lay out your shop which help make favourable decisions for shoppers. (more…)

FAQs – Fleet Insurance Broken Down

Fleet of CarsAt QuoteSearcher we find that there are still many questions that get asked surrounding fleet insurance so we thought it was about time we put all the information into one easy to read article!

What is fleet insurance?

First up, what is fleet insurance? Well put simply it is insurance to cover many vehicles, but how many vehicles qualify as a fleet? The answer is usually a minimum of three vehicles. Some insurers offer fleet insurance for two vehicles but it is important to check whilst you are applying for your quote. The reason for fleet insurance is so you don’t have to insure each individual and driver, it is easier to put all your vehicles onto one policy and you only have to go through the quote process once. It also makes it easier when it comes to renewing your policy as it will only be once a year as opposed to multiple times a year. The policy also means that any of the drivers named on the policy can drive any of the vehicles that are also listed. If you are removing or adding vehicles and drivers it is important that you notify your insurer each time however, if you are a large company this can be done quarterly. (more…)

Car Market has grown for 3 Consecutive Years


During February the new car market grew by 12% and fleet and business managers accounted for just under 60% of these new registrations, in fact, the accounted for 45,519 units. This means that February was the 36th month in a row that the new car market continued to grow which shows very positive signs for the economy. According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders this is the first three consecutive years of growth for the UK. The last record that was set was back in the 1980s where there were 26 consecutive months with continued growth.

Since the beginning of 2015 there have been 143,287 vehicle registrations for fleet and businesses which is great news in terms of growth for the industry. According to Fleet News Mike Hawes, who is the chief executive at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders has said, “Three years of continuous growth in the new car market is remarkable and reflects the strong upturn in the confidence of UK car buyers since the recession. (more…)

The Geneva Motor Show 2015

Image of Ferrari BadgeThis year marks the 85th anniversary of the Geneva Motor Show and it is expected to be as spectacular as ever. All of the major brands including Aston Martin, Audi, Mercedes and many more will be appearing at the show with their new and improved vehicles. At the press preview event on Monday some of the main vehicles in this year’s show were debuted including the Bentley EXP, Audi R8 and Vauxhall Viva. We have previously written about The Most Expensive Celebrity Cars however even some of those don’t compare to the new cars seen at The Geneva Motor Show! (more…)

Are Black Cabs being squeezed out of the Market?

Image of London TaxiWith the introduction and advancement of any form of new technology there comes a change, a change which usually leads to those who use the old system losing out. This is what we are currently experiencing in the UK taxi trade as the introduction of taxi Apps such as Uber have led to traditional taxi drivers being squeezed out of the market. (more…)