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5 reasons to use an online insurance broker

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If you own a small business and you're embarking on the search for an insurance policy, an online insurance broker is a great place to start. Your time is precious, so why spend it trawling the web?

A first rate insurance aggregator site will help you compare a selection of different policies matched to your requirements. It might also show you some important cover options you haven’t considered before.

Still not convinced? Read on to find out how using an online insurance broker could benefit your small business.

1: Knowledge is power!

Before the days of insurance comparison sites finding insurance either involved paying a visit to your local broker or spending hours searching for quotes on the web. For a business owner, it was nearly impossible to explore every option the market had to offer.

Nowadays it’s much easier to get a clear picture of what’s available. With an online insurance broker you can log on and compare quotes in minutes.

What’s more, when you’re meeting a broker face to face you may be persuaded to take their advice. Rather than relying on someone else’s advice, an online broker service gives you all the tools you need to make a decision on your own. After all, knowledge is power!

2: Nice & simple

Despite the best efforts of insurers, insurance policies often contain a lot of jargon. A good comparison site will explain policy features in plain English; letting you quickly identify the key points and areas of coverage that matter to you.

3: Keeping your options open

As a small business owner, insurance probably isn’t at the forefront of your mind. Consequently, you may not be aware of each and every insurance brand on the market; so when it comes to buying a policy, you might be more inclined to go with a big brand over one of the “Ëślittle guys’.

An online insurance broker can open your eyes to insurers you might not have heard of before. Sometimes a lesser known insurer can offer a policy that’s the perfect fit for your business and an online broker can help you find the balance between cover, reputation and price.

4: If the price is right

Although finding the right cover isn’t always about price, we understand it’s an important factor. Online insurance brokers present quotes transparently and usually in price order.

This transparency also encourages insurance companies to provide competitive premiums to keep up with their rivals.

5: A personal service

It’s no longer necessary to accept a generic, one-size-fits all insurance policy. With an online insurance broker, it’s easier than ever to tailor cover to your small business.

Furthermore an online insurance broker will usually have a dedicated team on hand to help you out if you have any questions. At Small Business Direct we have a friendly team ready to take your calls and answer your emails between 8am & 8pm Monday-Thursday and 8am-6pm every Friday.

Have any questions for us after reading this article? We’d love to hear from you. Give our friendly team a call on 0800 276 1197 or contact us by email.

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