Online Checking Accounts And Their Advantages Over Traditional Banking

by Brandon Nguyen October 11, 2013 in Home Insurance Topics

In todays banking world, there seems to be no shortage of promotions for online checking accounts. But with all of the commercials and nonstop offers, it can be difficult to know the exact online checking advantages and whether or not choosing online checking is a best fit for your financial needs and situation.

The first advantage of online checking accounts is their convenience. Users can set up an account in moments from the comfort of their homes, and as soon as the account is set up, users can access their account, transfer money and begin banking. With a traditional account, there is often some wait time between signing up for an account and having it be fully functional. Online checking accounts ensure that your money is available immediately.

One of the other important online checking advantages is the fact that most online checking programs have online bill pay options.

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Win in the MotorQuoteDirect Father’s Day competition!

by Danielle Bailey October 11, 2013 in Insurance Auto Articles

Here at MotorQuoteDirect we generally deal with vehicles with four wheels and an engine, however that doesn’t mean we don’t appreciate something a bit more quirky! This is why we are giving away a Segway Rally for 2 in our Father’s Day Twitter Competition!

Entering is easy, just follow us on Twitter and Retweet using the hash tag #MQDSegway! Competition ends Sunday 16th June at midnight, good luck everyone!

Entrants must be 18 years or older and based in the UK.
Winner will be chosen at random and announced on Twitter once all the entries have been counted. Prize must be claimed within 7 days or the winner will be redrawn.
If original prize is not available then another of the same or equal value will be provided.

A last minute weekend in…. San Sebastian Donostia

by Tiffany Parker October 10, 2013 in Insurance Quotes

The paseo, Playa de la Concha, San Sebastian

So where first? How about a weekend in Spain’s gastronomic city, San Sebastian Donostia? Pack your overnight bags…. 

San Sebastian: sun, surf, sea, sand and…..FOOD!

With more Michelin stars per head of population than any other city in the world, Saint Sebastian is foodie heaven. But you don’t have to book yourself in to one of the city’s seven star-adorned restaurants (three of them have three of the tricky-to-come-by stars) to enjoy fantastic food. Just take a walk around the beautiful old city and into the Plaza de la Constitucion (which was once a magnificent bullring) where you’ll find the bars are topped with some of the most incredible tapas (or pintxos, as it’s known locally) you’ll ever set your greedy eyes on. Start with a simple tortilla and work your way up to the more elaborate bites as you lose that British reserve. Or, failing that

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Setting holiday let rental rates (for maximum profit)

by Brandon Nguyen October 06, 2013 in Home Insurance Topics

There is a strong tendency to under-price or discount heavily within the holiday lettings market, especially by inexperienced owners who are new to renting and keen to get bookings in the first season.

Unfortunately, for the long term success of your business, going in low can be a big mistake.

If you put this issue to a debate among veteran holiday cottage owners, the general consensus would most likely be that it is better to add extra value and offer high quality in order to increase prices, rather than to try to compete on price with your neighbours.

Theres an art to getting pricing right


  • If your rates too expensive guests will go elsewhere.
  • If you rates are too low guests may question the quality of your property, by undervaluing you’re instantly lowering the perceived value.

Ask yourself: Do you always eat at the cheapest restaurant? Bu

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