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Insurance may not be the most interesting topic in the world, but if the worst happens you’ll be glad you took the time to protect yourself. Learn how to get the best policy for you - whether you're looking for 'how tos', the latest industry news or insights on how to pick policies - here.

How to

Ex-burglars reveal the best places in your home to hide your valuables  

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Setting up a new business? How to protect yourself and your company

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Garden theft on the rise: how to outsmart the burglars

High tech alarms and fancy video doorbells may stop burglars breaking into your ...

Skiers buy insurance early to beat Brexit: top tips to get the best cover

Nearly one in three British skiers hitting the slopes this season bought insuran...

Half a million young drivers are uninsured: how to get cheaper cover

As many as half a million young people are breaking the law by driving without i...

How to avoid a Christmas insurance claim

It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but with all the excitement leadi...

Understanding

Travel insurance: are common ailments pre-existing medical conditions?

If you suffer from a mild illness, have a repeat prescription or experienced a o...

Three money mistakes renters make

More people than ever are renting. Young people fresh out of university are join...

Why income protection is important in your 20s and 30s

It’s easy to dismiss income protection as something you’ll need later in lif...

‘I didn’t buy insurance for my staycation and lost £270’

Millions of Brits will choose to holiday in the UK this year, but many will have...

Private health insurance: a beginner’s guide

Our expert answers some of the most common questions about private health cover.

‘I can’t be charged during the cooling off period’: the insurance myths confusing Brits

When you buy a new insurance policy, knowing you have 14 days to change your min...

News

FOS upholds four in 10 complaints about claims management companies

The Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) has published data about claims management...

Millions of Brits leave their homes unprotected

More than 9 million people would struggle to keep up with their rent or mortgage...

Travel insurance medical claim bill hits eight-year high of £209m

A UK traveller needs emergency medical treatment abroad every three minutes, acc...

Drivers unaware of cheaper car hire excess insurance options

Seven in 10 Brits who hire cars abroad are say rental companies’ excess insura...

How to keep on the right side of the law driving in Europe

Holidaymakers escaping the British weather should read up on the rules of the ro...

£3bn holiday tech bonanza for thieves

Almost a third of Brits take tech products worth £750 with them on holiday but ...

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