home insurance

How can my insurer withdraw cover just because I've been burgled?

Friday, 13 July 2018 | Article

My wife and I have been burgled twice in 18 months, once with a claim of £4,000 and a second time when the crooks were more successful, resulting in a stolen car and a £41,000 claim on our contents insurance.

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.

Two over-50s arrested for burglary every day

Thursday, 05 July 2018 | News

Almost 3,000 over-50s have been arrested on suspicion of burglary over the past three and a half years, averaging out at more than two a day, according to recent analysis of UK crime data.

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...

Insurance renewal rules prompt consumers to switch to better deals

Wednesday, 11 April 2018 | News

New rules forcing insurers to show customers the previous year’s premium on renewal forms is driving more consumers to compare prices and bag a better deal on their insurance. 

Protect your property by entering the mind of a burglar

Wednesday, 21 February 2018 | Article

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.

Live in a flat? Check you have the right insurance

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 | Article

If you own a flat in a conversion or in a purpose-built block, you’ll need to find out who is responsible for providing buildings insurance.

One in eight admit to losing an engagement ring - ensure you're insured

Wednesday, 14 February 2018 | News

With many a suitor likely to get down on one knee today as it’s Valentine’s Day, insurer Policy Expert is reminding happy couples to insure their newly acquired bling.