Insurance Industry Regulators
The UK Financial Services Authority - The FSA
is the government appointed independent regulator for the UK finance industry, including
insurance companies. http://www.fsa.gov.uk/
The Financial Services Compensation Scheme
- The FSCS is the compensation 'fund of last resort' for customers of UK financial
services firms. http://www.fscs.org.uk/
The Association of British Insurers - The ABI
represents the interests of the UK's insurance industry. The site features sections
for consumers and businesses. http://www.abi.org.uk/
The Financial Ombudsman Service
- An independent service that helps resolve disputes between consumers and finance
and insurance firms. http://www.financial-ombudsman.org.uk/
Useful Car Links
DVLA Website - Official information above
driving licences, endorsements/disqualifications, driving abroad and changing the
address or name the car is registered in. http://www.dvla.gov.uk/
DVLA Car Tax and Vehicle Enquiry Service
- You can sort out your tax online at this dedicated DVLA website, and also
find out what data they hold about a vehicle.
My Tyres - My Tyres offer low price tyres
with free delivery and fitting services around the UK.
BCP Airport Parking - Book airport parking
Google Maps - Easy to use UK maps and a
local business finder, including satellite photos.
Yahoo Driving Directions - Plan your route
with Yahoo UK's map service. http://uk.maps.yahoo.net/
What Car - Online car buying magazine, including
reviews, advice, news and more. http://www.whatcar.com
AutoExpress - Car previews, road tests,
reviews and forums from the well-known magazine.
Top Gear Magazine - Online magazine that accompanies
the TV show and print publication. http://www.topgear.com/
BBC Motoring - Includes car
buying advice, driving tips and a car insurance guide.
Vehicle Security and Safety
Think Road Safety - Government
road safety website with information on the latest campaigns and road safety advice.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents
- Information, advice, resources and training services promoting safety and the
prevention of accidents in all areas of life. http://www.rospa.com/
Thatcham Whiplash Testing - Information on
the whiplash ratings of new cars. http://www.ncwr.co.uk/
Thatcham Security Ratings - How secure
is your car from theft? Find out in Thatcham's ratings for consumer and trade vehicles.
Vehicle History Checks
My Car Check - Check the history of a
car before you buy it - for less than ten pounds.
Vehicle Certification Agency - Information
on how drivers can reduce the impact of their vehicle on the environment.
HPI Vehicle History Checks - Find out if
a used car has been stolen, in an accident, written-off or has outstanding finance
against it. http://www.hpicheck.com/
VINFinder - Service for combating vehicle
fraud and theft using the manufacturer's vehicle reference code.