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The Insurance Blogger wishes you a HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

At The Insurance Blogger we regularly hear insurance-related horror stories. Some customers are scared witless by rising prices while others turn to jelly at the thought of launching a consumer crusade. Whatever your personal insurance nightmare don’t be afraid to … Continue reading

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Flats fire cost under insured landlord £400,000

A £400,000 fire raged through a block of flats destroying much of the building – only for the landlord to find the property was underinsured by more than £100,000. The insurer settled the lower claim – but realised the landlord … Continue reading

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50% of Homeowners don’t let on about Building Works

Homeowners have ditched moving in favour of improving because house prices have dipped and lenders have tightened up on lending on mortgages. Instead, many are extending where they can, adding extensions, loft rooms and other improvements. Once decluttering and maximising … Continue reading

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Forking out for garden thefts is a blooming nuisance

Thieves are becoming a blooming nuisance for gardeners as they make off with valuable ornaments, furniture and pots growing in pots and hanging baskets. In the  past 12 months, around one in five gardeners have fallen victim to thieves, says … Continue reading

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Jonathan Hitchin | Allen & Overy | UK Bribery Act 2010

Every now and again you come across an article that’s worth reposting, we found this on the Allen & Overy website: The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. The Act repeals and replaces England’s old, much-criticised, … Continue reading

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Burglars Cash-in as Gold Prices Soar

Burglars are targetting jewellery in home raids as the cost of precious metals and gems soar, according to insurers. Jewellery thefts are up by more than a fifth (22%) over the past two years and make up around a third … Continue reading

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Uninsured Drivers Can Dent Your Wallet as well as Your Car

Police are clamping down on the 2 million uninsured drivers by crushing cars and handing out big fines, but that’s not much of a consolation if one crashes in to your car. Not only can crashing with a driver without … Continue reading

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Watch for monkey business if you breakdown in a safari park

The last place you want monkey business when you break down is in a safari park. The trouble is slow moving traffic and some older cars that need some TLC tend to boil over or stop running in the wide … Continue reading

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Comparing Car Insurance Requires Genius Status!

How much does car insurance cost – the answer depends on who you ask. The answer insurance companies would have you believe is based on a personal quote that takes account of your gender, age, driving experience, car and where … Continue reading

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Spare keys lock homeowners out of insurance claims

Sometimes the Insurance Blogger wonders how anyone can ever make a successful insurance claim when so many exclusions in the small print work against consumers. Handing out a spare key to a friend or neighbour is the latest to add … Continue reading

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