Insurance

Time to review your financial protection

It is often said that insurance provides financial peace of mind – until you make a claim and your insurer starts to cut up rough.

Stat of the month: Motorists save 12% renewing car insurance early

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 | News

Motorists save an average of 12% on their car insurance costs when they purchase their new policy a week or more before the renewal date.

PPI most complained about financial product but fewer complaints upheld

Tuesday, 15 August 2017 | News

Payment protection insurance (PPI) remains the most complained about financial product, according to the Financial Ombudsman Service’s latest data.

SunLife makes first foray into car insurance market

Thursday, 27 July 2017 | News

Over 50s specialist SunLife has entered the car insurance market for the first time this week.

Funny money: Summer spike in freezer failure food insurance claims

Monday, 10 July 2017 | News

Whether it’s a summer party or a family get together, the British summer means one thing – barbeques.

Planning a staycation? Beware the pitfalls of relying on your home insurance

Friday, 30 June 2017 | News

Brits planning a staycation are being warned to make sure they have the right insurance in place, as loading up the car and heading for the coast comes with the same pitfalls as any holiday.

Regulator to probe travel insurance market for cancer sufferers

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | News

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched an industry consultation to see how the travel insurance market can be improved for people with cancer.

Travelling to Europe? Don’t confuse EHICs with travel insurance – you need both

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 | News

Holidaymakers have been warned by GoCompare.com to check their travel insurance cover, and to ensure they are not over-reliant on their European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Funny money: “A badger ate my swimming pool”

Monday, 05 June 2017 | News

One unlucky homeowner was forced to claim on their insurance after a badger chewed through the lining of their swimming pool.

Insurance premiums to rise as tax change takes effect

Thursday, 01 June 2017 | News

A controversial increase in insurance premium tax (IPT) takes effect today, with car, home, health and pet insurance costs all set to rise as a result.

A quarter auto-renew travel insurance – shop around to cut costs

Wednesday, 24 May 2017 | News

Almost a quarter of people simply auto-renew their existing travel insurance policy – even if the price has increased, according to a Moneywise survey of more than 10,000 readers.