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Keeping receipts could help your insurance claim stay on track

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If the worst happens and you need to make a claim on your insurance policy, well kept financial records could help reduce the stress in an already fraught situation. Proof of purchase where you can show what you bought and

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Don’t advertise your empty home with social media holiday snaps

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If you’re jetting off to catch some winter sun make sure you don’t put Christmas-time criminals in the know. Social media posts of beautiful beaches or snowy scenes abroad might be more alluring to festive felons than friends and family

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Don’t be caught out by costly gadget insurance

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Festival season has arrived and you might be thinking about taking out some extra cover for your mobile phone or tablet. But you could be left out of pocket, paying for a policy you don’t need. In fact, your home

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Bank holiday DIY fans urged to check home insurance cover as top home improvements projects are revealed

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It’s bank holiday Monday and like millions of others you could be thinking of sprucing up your home or doing some DIY. But if your ideas for home improvements are more grandiose, it’s important to check with your insurer to

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Faulty White Goods Have Caused 16,000 House Fires Since 2012

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Faulty white goods such as washing machines, kettles, tumble dryers and fridge freezers cause more than 60 house fires a week. An investigation by consumer group Which? has made an analysis on fire data obtained through Freedom of Information requests

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Home Insurance Premiums On The Rise Again

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The latest AA Price Index issued for the 4th Quarter of 2017 has shown combined buildings and contents  premiums rose by 1.8% during that period and by 5% over the year. This comes as a steeper rise than expected for industry

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Are You Living In The UK Burglary Hotspot?

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A recent analysis by MoneySuperMarket on over two million home insurance quotes during the last two years has identified the areas which have the lowest and highest crime rates around the country. MoneySuperMarket’s findings found that GU3 a postal district in Guildford

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Escape Of Water Claims Have Risen By 24% Since 2014

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A report by the Association of British Insurers (ABI) this month has highlighted that escape of water claims have gone up by 24% to £483m in the first 9 months of this year compared to the same period in 2014.

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16 Million People Without Contents Insurance

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A report this month by the Government’s Financial Inclusion Commission has unveiled that 35% of people don’t have contents insurance. The report found that many lower income families tend to not get home insurance at all. 60% of those with an annual income

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45% Of Homeowners Purchase Home Insurance From Their Lender But Are Often Paying Significantly More

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Nearly 18% of homeowners take out home insurance from their mortgage provider as they falsely believe it may help with their application. 24% purchase their lender’s insurance policy to save time and yet they could be saving hundreds on the

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