Home insurance

Homeowners urged to protect property as cold snap grips UK

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 | News

Homeowners are being urged to make sure their house can cope with bad weather, as the cold snap continues across the UK.

Cost of home insurance soars 8.5% in one year

Thursday, 23 November 2017 | News

Home insurance premiums have risen by 8.5% over the past year – nearly three times the 3% rate of inflation.

Brace yourself for storm damage: Check your home insurance now

Friday, 29 September 2017 | News

Brits are bracing themselves for possible storm damage this weekend, with gale force winds and torrential rain expected should hurricanes Maria and Lee reach our shores.

Price comparison site comes under fire for overcharging

Tuesday, 26 September 2017 | News

Price comparison websites have come under fire after a report by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) into the sector, with Compare the Market now understood to be under investigation for overcharging.

One in 20 Brits has lost out because their home is underinsured

Friday, 08 September 2017 | News

Over the past three years, 6% of people have missed a typical payout of £1,000 from their home insurance provider because they haven’t bought the right level of insurance cover, new research reveals.

Students should check their insurance before starting university

Thursday, 07 September 2017 | News

About one in five students will be the victim of theft during their first six weeks at university, according to The Complete University Guide.

Home insurance premiums skyrocket but tax hikes hit over 50s hardest

Friday, 25 August 2017 | News

Households are being hit with substantial home insurance premium increases following recent government tax hikes, with prices for the over-50s rising fastest.

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.

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.

Don't know where your stopcock is? You risk a £7k insurance claim

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | News

A quarter of people have no idea where the stopcock is in their property, potentially risking their homes getting damaged in the event of a water leak, according to new research.