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Upping your excess on insurance can be a false economy

Friday, 03 October 2014 | News

Drivers and homeowners hiking the voluntary excess on their insurance to reduce the premiums could be short changing themselves if they ever need to make a claim.

PPI complaints begin to fall

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 | News

Payment protection insurance (PPI) complaints are finally starting to slow down, according to the Financial Ombudsman service.

Two-thirds of Brits hit by PPI cold calling

Thursday, 29 August 2013 | News

Two-thirds of Brits have been plagued by unwanted calls, texts, emails or letters about claiming for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI), according to research from Citizens Advice.

Private patients paying too much for care

Thursday, 29 August 2013 | News

People with private medical insurance are paying too much for their care because of a lack of competition in local areas, the Competition Commission has warned.

Insurers ordered to clampdown on fraud claims

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 | News

The insurance industry must stop encouraging fraud and exaggeration in accident claims, a committee of MPs has said.

Insurance fraud costs consumers £1 billion a year

Friday, 26 July 2013 | News

The value of fraudulent insurance has topped £1 billion for the first time, with the industry saying there will be "no let-up" in its fight against phony claims.

Tough rules are curbing claims management firms

Wednesday, 24 July 2013 | News

The number of claims management firms has shrunk by 10% over the past year, thanks to the arrival of tighter rules.

Last month, 1,700 companies were active in the industry, down from 2,435 in March 2012.

Insurer Swinton fined £7.4 million for mis-selling

Wednesday, 17 July 2013 | News

Swinton, the biggest high street insurer in the UK, has been fined £7.4 million by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for mis-selling insurance add-ons to customers.

Avoid chronic vet bills

Thursday, 11 July 2013 | Article

Stanley, a Cocker Spaniel from Birmingham, became a media star and possibly the UK's youngest 'bionic' dog when he received a total hip replacement. But that operation cost more than £6,000.

PPI claims now account for half of nuisance calls

Friday, 17 May 2013 | News

Consumers receive on average two nuisance calls a week and payment protection insurance claims firms are responsible for most of them, according to Ofcom.