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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.

10 years of contactless: Payments more than double in a year

Monday, 04 September 2017 | News

Shoppers have adopted contactless technology en masse in the 10 years since it first launched, according to new figures.

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.

Insurance prices could rise after 'collateral lies' ruling

Monday, 25 July 2016 | News

Insurance prices could rise following a recent court ruling, experts have warned. 

Scheme designed to bring affordable flood insurance launches

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 | News

About 350,000 households living in high flood risk areas should now have better access to affordable home insurance. 

Budget 2016: Insurance tax rise to fund flood defences

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | News

Insurance Premium Tax will rise from 9.5% to 10% from 1 October 2016, Chancellor George Osborne announced today.

Interest free loans for pet owners launched, but is there a catch?

Thursday, 24 December 2015 | News

Pet owners can now get interest-free loans to pay for emergency medical treatment. Moneywise analyses how it works, and if it’s worth it. 

FCA to force insurers to show renewal price hikes

Thursday, 03 December 2015 | News

Insurance companies may be forced to include details of last year’s premiums for insurance renewals, under proposals being considered by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).

Lloyds hit with record £117m fine for PPI mis-selling

Tuesday, 16 June 2015 | News

Lloyds Bank has been hit with a record £117 million fine by the Financial Conduct Authority for failings in its handling of payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints.

Average pet insurance claim nears £700

Monday, 04 May 2015 | News

In 2014, pet insurers paid out a whopping £602 million in claims or £1.65 million a day, according to new research.

A fifth of Brits have damaged a partner's belongings in revenge

Wednesday, 29 April 2015 | News

Nearly a fifth of British adults have admitted to damaging their ex or current partner's belongings to the tune of £121 per person by committing an act of revenge.