Home insurance

Protect your property by entering the mind of a burglar

Burglary can be a financially and psychologically devastating event for a family. One way to help protect your property against crime is to get into the mind of a burglar.

Moneywise Customer Service Awards 2019: the winners revealed, as voted by you

Friday, 14 June 2019 | News

The winners, highly commended and most trusted financial firms for customer service were announced last night at a gala dinner in central London.

John Lewis specialist home insurance now covers cybercrime - and could pay up if you fall victim to online fraud

Tuesday, 07 May 2019 | News

John Lewis is now offering specialist home insurance customers cover for cyber-fraud up to a value of £50,000.

Home insurers making 'all of their profits' by overcharging loyal customers, says Citizens Advice

Wednesday, 10 April 2019 | News

Home insurance companies are making all of their profits by “exploiting” loyal customers who stay with them for six years or more, new research from Citizens Advice reveals.

10 slip-ups that could void your home insurance

Friday, 22 March 2019 | Article

From failing to clear the gutters to taking a long holiday, we reveal the things that could backfire if you have to make a claim

Loyal customers are overcharged by £4BILLION says watchdog as it cracks down on firms charging a 'loyalty penalty'

Wednesday, 19 December 2018 | News

Loyal customers of financial firms are punished for staying with providers to the tune of £4 billion a year according to findings from the competition watchdog the Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA).

Where do you hide your Christmas presents? Two in five Brits admit to hiding them OUTSIDE

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 | News

Christmas shoppers should avoid hiding gifts outside as many insurers don't cover contents that aren't stored inside the house.

Aviva launches monthly subscription insurance with no interest charges - and says it won’t hike prices after 12 months

Wednesday, 05 December 2018 | News

Customers of the insurance giant will no longer have to face choosing between annual payment or monthly payments with the added cost of interest.

Car and home insurers face probe over fears loyal customers are being overcharged

Wednesday, 31 October 2018 | News

The UK financial regulator is launching a study into how general insurance firms charge their customers for home and motor insurance over fears they are being overcharged for cover.

Average house is worth £114,000 more than its rebuild cost

Tuesday, 30 April 2019 | News

The actual cost of rebuilding a house only accounts for three-fifths (59%) of its market value, with the remainder based on factors such as its location, according to Direct Line.

Good news for flood-prone homeowners: your insurance premiums might be about to fall

Tuesday, 02 October 2018 | News

Homeowners in flood-prone parts of the UK could see their home insurance premiums fall by up to £112.