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Dead cat insurance claim was the purrr…fect crime

A trainee teacher thought they had committed the perfect crime when making a fraudulent claim over her dead cat. The student, 20, asked for a £375 pay out just days after setting up pet insurance. The claim set off a … Continue reading

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Home insurance cheats made false claims of £121 million

One of the UK’s leading home insurers is accusing customers of cheating on home insurance claims. Axa says around 200,000 home insurance claims were ‘exaggerated’ by an average £607 last year – adding a massive £121.4 million to settlement costs.

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New French drink drive laws for holiday motorists

Holidaying motorists driving through France must carry a breath test kit to comply with new drinking driving laws. The new rules start from July 1 and require all drivers to carry a single-use breath test kit in their vehicles. After … Continue reading

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Mystery as British cars are five times more likely to fail MOTs

Road safety research has revealed an unexplained gulf between British and European MOT standards as nearly five times more vehicles fail their first time test. In Britain, 27% of three-year-old cars fail the MOT test – but in France where … Continue reading

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Home insurers weather the storm over wind damage

If your home is damaged by bad weather, you have to make sure the perfect storm is to blame or you may lose out on a home insurance claim. More homeowners are complaining to the Financial Ombudsman about insurers rejecting … Continue reading

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Car insurers want curfew to keep young drivers off roads

Car insurers want a night driving curfew and a zero-alcohol limit on young drivers. Insurers reckon keeping young drivers at home between 11pm and 4am will cut deaths and injuries in serious road accidents. Road safety minister Mike Penning won’t … Continue reading

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CH3R1SH plates go under the hammer

Love or hate them, the big problem for cherish plate owners is how their vehicles are valued by car insurers. As the DVLA gears up for the final personalised number plate auction of the year, some sought-after registrations have reserve … Continue reading

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Homeowners ignore crime to avoid a bad reputation

Millions of home owners are failing to report crimes because they fear their neighbourhood will gain a bad reputation from scoring high on police crime maps.

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How to check your car insurance is legal online

Drivers can check their car will steer clear of trouble when new insurance laws launch in June with a new online database. The site – www.askmid.com  holds millions of car insurance records from most of the UK’s leading insurers, including … Continue reading

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Wedding insurance stops mishaps marring the happy day

Weddings are meant to be the happiest day ever for brides – but they often end in tears when disaster strikes to spoil the event. Only four out of 10 couples insure their big day – even though the average … Continue reading

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