Most police forces reported a hike in pickpocketing and bag thefts with almost 2 million people falling victim to thieves while they were out and about last year.
The figures show that in the three minutes or so it takes to read this article, someone, somewhere, will be mugged. Continue reading
Spring doesn’t mean just an idyllic ideal as the countryside comes back to life – the new season also means a surge in thefts from farms and riding stables.
Living a life in the country may come with less stress, but rural thefts cost rural dwellers around £42.3 million during 2012 and an influx in tourists also means more thieves. Continue reading
Consumer champions want insurance companies to clearly print the cost of last year’s premiums on renewal quotes so customers can compare prices. The idea comes from Which? The organisation believes printing the prices alongside each other would encourage customers to shop around for better quotes. Continue reading
Consumer champions are step-ping into the £1 billion insurance ‘add on’ market to stop insurers selling overpriced cover consumers do not need. Continue reading
Insurance companies are refusing to pay to clear fallen trees if the property owner cannot show they were properly managed before toppling over. Continue reading
Car insurance firms reckon more than 300,000 cash-for-crash staged accidents have taken place on Britain’s roads over the past five years. Continue reading
The washed-up owner of a window cleaning firm was fined for failing to provide employer liability insurance for his business. Continue reading
Specialist insurers are being flooded with bad weather claims from riders who can’t find anywhere to shelter their horses. NFU Mutual insures 70% of farmers and thousands of homes in the country and is dealing with more than 11,000 flooding claims. Continue reading
Millions of pounds are spent every day on media and online advertising encouraging customers to compare their insurance quotes before buying.
However, the message seems to be falling on deaf ears as only a fifth of home and business insurance buyers shop around or ask a broker for a quote. Continue reading
The over 50s are big collectors but are likely to underestimate insuring their valuables, according to new home insurance research.
Watching TV shows like Flog It! And The Antiques Road Show are good indicators that many over 50s have no idea what some of their valuables are worth as presenters surprise them with big ticket prices time and again. Continue reading