Category Archives: Home Insurance

Floods dampen prospect of cheaper home insurance

Britain’s long, wet and miserable summer has cost home insurance firms £400 million in pay outs for flooding and storm damage. The claims have pushed the cost of home insurance up – 2.4% on buildings cover to an average £181 … Continue reading

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Blocked gutters are a drain on over 50’s home insurance

Homeowners in their 50’s are not looking after their homes as well as they used to, which is leading to more emergency call outs and bigger home insurance pay outs. Workmen carrying out repairs have even found a newspaper dating … Continue reading

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Extra space – the final frontier at home

Mums and dads cannot wait for youngsters to leave home so they can convert the extra bedrooms in to storage, bathrooms or space for hobbies. As soon as children leave home and parents are sure they are not coming back, … Continue reading

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Burglary Statistics Increase as Clocks Go Back

With nights drawing in and the clocks due to go back, insurance companies are warning that thieves and vandals are on the prowl. Claims information shows that the number of homes and cars damaged and broken in to soars as … Continue reading

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Home owners in a fix over weather claims

Homeowners may think they have everything covered – but home insurers are warning that nearly two-thirds do not have the protection they expect because they fail to keep up with maintenance. Axa has revealed one in 20 storm damage claims … Continue reading

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Burglary Hotspot Homes Don’t Bother With Insurance

One in four households in cities with the highest numbers of burglaries are not insured against break-ins, according to new research. Burglary victims are funding the costs of crime out of their own pockets – and with the average home … Continue reading

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Insurers Submerged in Flood Talks with Minister

Insurers and the government have moved nearer to an agreement that safeguards homes and businesses affected by floods. Record rainfall over recent weeks that has triggered flooding is expected to result in claims of more than £3 billion, according to … Continue reading

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Is Insurance from Your Bank Worth it? The FSA asks the big question

Consumer champions are warning about another financial misselling scandal to hit banks and building societies as new rules are announced about packaging insurance with bank accounts. Most banks and building societies offer packaged accounts – which come with a bundle … Continue reading

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Insurance for People Working from Home…Check the Small print

Standard insurance cover is just not up to the job if you are one of the increasing number of people working from home. The problem has come to light because of the number of stay-at-home office workers avoiding the Olympic … Continue reading

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Beware of cheap home insurance offers

A home insurance price war has broken out as insurers offer massive discounts and other incentives to homeowners to switch. Saving up to 50% on home insurance is a good reason to move between home insurance companies – but these … Continue reading

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