insurance

Insurance premiums to rise as tax change takes effect

Thursday, 01 June 2017 | News

A controversial increase in insurance premium tax (IPT) takes effect today, with car, home, health and pet insurance costs all set to rise as a result.

Express Gifts to pay £12.5m in redress for mis-selling insurance

Friday, 17 February 2017 | News

Approximately 300,000 customers of Express Gifts are to receive a share of £12.5 million in redress after being sold insurance that offered little or no value.

Autumn Statement 2016: Insurance premium tax rises by 2%

Wednesday, 23 November 2016 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced that rates for insurance premium tax (IPT) will rise by 2%, taking it from 10 to 12%, starting in June 2017.

Insurance prices to rise following tax hike

Monday, 03 October 2016 | News

Insurance prices are likely to rise on average by up to £6.50 a year following a hike in taxes that is a “raid on the responsible”, according to the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

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. 

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.

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).

Are you protected from festive thieves?

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 | News

With a quarter of Brits spending more than £700 on festive celebrations, Swinton Insurance is calling on all households to check that that the gifts under their tree are protected from burglaries.

Are you covered on the slopes?

Monday, 09 November 2015 | Article

Buying insurance can be a daunting experience, sat at your computer weighing up the odds of X being stolen, Y breaking or Z going horribly wrong, but it seems to carry more gravitas when you are insuring your holiday.

How I was nearly left without car insurance

Thursday, 29 October 2015 | Blog | By Mark King

In late-July 2015, my wife and I renewed our car insurance policy with General Accident (GA), mainly because the firm’s quote was extremely competitive and the company is part of Aviva, an insurance giant with a good...