Category Archives: Insurance

MPS to name rogue insurance claims investigators

Insurance companies that have broken privacy laws by hiring dodgy private detectives are about to be named and shamed by MPs. The Parliamentary Home Affairs Select Committee has demanded that the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA) hand over the names … Continue reading

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A Sony Insurance Shop on Your Local High Street?

Forget the PlayStation, cameras, TVs and phones – besides movies and music, Sony’s most profitable business is selling insurance. The electronics giant has shaped the world by leading technological advances for decades – from video recorders, the Walkman to the … Continue reading

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Insurers banned from unfairly rejecting claims

Unfair tactics by home and car insurers who rejected claims because customers had unwittingly failed to declare relevant information about their policies are banned from April 6, 2013. The new Consumer Insurance Act stops insurance companies from avoiding a pay … Continue reading

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Car insurance is a government approved rip-off

The good news for drivers is the cost of car insurance is likely to go down later in the year. While motorists are unlikely to shed any tears, few car insurance firms are likely to turn a profit, according to … Continue reading

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Lawyers’ claim for higher personal injury fees rejected

The High Court has thrown out a legal for personal injury lawyers against lower fixed fees involving road accident claims. The move will hit personal injury firms who will lose around £200 million in fees every year. The legal action … Continue reading

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Mortgage protection insurance explained

Many of us have a very primal fear of losing our home. Our home is what provides us with security and comfort and the thought of that being put at risk is an unpleasant one. Yet that is exactly what … Continue reading

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Car, Home & Business Insurance… in Numbers

It’s easy to wonder about the point of buying insurance as car and home insurers seem to spend more time  trying to weasel their way out of paying up for claims than they actually give out.

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Home Insurers Won’t Pay Out £30,000 Party Damage Claim

It may be the season to be jolly, but if your home was invaded by 800 revellers after your teenage daughter puts out an open invitation on Facebook, don’t expect your insurer to pay for the damage.

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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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What’s more important to insure – you or your belongings?

Different people have widely opposing views of priorities for insurance. Setting aside legal requirements – like insuring a car or motorcycle – what people consider valuable in terms of insurance throws up some insights in to how important we consider … Continue reading

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