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.

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

Wednesday, 17 October 2018 | 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.

Home insurance policyholders punished for loyalty

Tuesday, 28 August 2018 | News

Home insurance customers who stay with the same provider for more than a year are paying significantly more than new customers, according to consumer group Which?.

Men splashing the cash on engagement rings

Tuesday, 31 July 2018 | News

It seems money is in the air as well as love, with the amount couples are splashing out on engagement rings almost doubling over the past year.

Superstitious Brits take more care on Friday 13th

Friday, 13 July 2018 | News

It seems that we’re a superstitious nation as there are fewer insurance claims made on Friday 13th, according to analysis of claims data.

Japanese knotweed ruling could lead to more claims

Friday, 06 July 2018 | News

A landmark ruling by the Court of Appeal has found in favour of two homeowners who claimed that Japanese knotweed had damaged their properties.

Check your garden is covered as the heatwave rolls on

Friday, 29 June 2018 | News

Enthusiastic gardeners are being urged to check how much cover their home insurance provides for their garden, as the latest run of good weather looks set to continue.

Holidaymakers risk burglary over social media posts

Thursday, 14 June 2018 | News

Holidaymakers are being warned to limit their social media exposure while abroad this summer to prevent signalling that their homes are unoccupied.

Households sit on uninsured valuables worth £9,500

Saturday, 09 June 2018 | News

Two-fifths (38%) of Brits say they have valuables stored away at home, worth what they estimate to be an average of £9,541 – yet many of these items are uninsured and not kept securely under lock and key, according to recent...

Crackdown on pricey insurance renewals launched

Thursday, 10 May 2018 | News

Insurance customers renewing policies in future may benefit from cheaper prices as the industry has promised to tackle the excessive premium differences that most insurers offer longstanding customers while new customers...