Product launches of the week

Deals abound with just a week to go until Christmas.

Investments | 19 Dec 2014

Mind those fairy lights - Axa finds accidental damage claims spike at Christmas

Contrary to popular belief, the Christmas period is one of the quietest periods for thefts, but homeowners need to be more way over accidental damage.

Insurance | 18 Dec 2014

FCA media blunder: Staff warned regulator not to brief journalist

A strategy by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) to leak details of some of its upcoming projects to national newspapers - which in one case sparked huge falls in the share prices of several major life companies - was "high risk" and inadequate, according to an independent report by a law firm.

Insurance | 11 Dec 2014

Product Analysis: Health insurance from Exeter Family Friendly

This week, we look at the new 'Healthcare Essentials for Me' offering from Exeter Family Friendly.

Medical Insurance | 09 Dec 2014

Aviva agrees £5.6bn Friends Life takeover

Aviva has agreed to buy Friends Life for £5.6bn in a deal that will create the UK's largest insurance, savings and asset management firm.

Investments | 02 Dec 2014

INFOGRAPHIC: How have your household bills changed?

CompareTheMarket takes a look at how household bills have changed since the 2010 general election in this infographic.

Utilities | 27 Nov 2014
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The holiday host’s financial checklist

The cost of hosting family for the holidays can go well beyond a perfectly trimmed tree. It pays to get your financial house in order before guests arrive.

Savings | 26 Nov 2014

Product launches of the week

How low can mortgage rates go? See which banks and building societies slashed rates this week.

Mortgages | 21 Nov 2014
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AllClear launches new cruise insurance website

Specialist medical travel insurance provider AllClear has launched the first website to enable travellers with pre-existing medical conditions who are planning a cruise to compare insurance providers, find a quote, and purchase cover online in a single visit.

Insurance | 20 Nov 2014

Lloyds exits stand-alone protection advice

Lloyds Banking Group has announced it will no longer offer stand-alone protection advice across its Halifax, Lloyds Bank and Bank of Scotland branches after observing "significantly reduced" customer demand.

Insurance | 14 Nov 2014

BLOG: Cuts are not the way to reduce welfare spending

Realistic reductions in the cost of welfare will not come from further cuts but from lessening the reliance on the state, argues Helen White of the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Insurance | 10 Nov 2014

Tips for dealing with long-term care costs

Long-term care is a depressing subject and one that few want to contemplate. This extent of the unwillingness to address the problem was revealed this week in a survey by specialist insurer Partnership.

Utilities | 08 Oct 2014

How to prepare your home for winter

Winter is on its way. Here’s how to protect your home through the coldest, darkest part of the year.

Home Insurance | 06 Oct 2014

'Annoying' insurance industry heading for changes - Le Beau

The way in which the insurance industry works is likely to see huge changes in the near future, predicted a panel at the Cover Forum.

Insurance | 03 Oct 2014

Five money chats you must have with your partner

As research from Prudential shows that Brits are a duplicitous lot about money, we ask what you should know about your partner's spending habits.

Life Insurance | 01 Oct 2014

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