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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

How to avoid an inheritance tax charge on life insurance payouts

Almost 8,000 pay-outs from life insurance policies fell into the inheritance tax...

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

People heading off on holiday should hide their valuables in cereal boxes, packe...

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

The insurance products you should consider if you're setting up your own busines...

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...

Understanding

Insta snaps and home renovations: how Brits risk voiding their insurance

Research shows the common mistakes people make that could invalidate their home ...

Will your insurer pay out if you put the wrong fuel in your car?

Misfuelling can ruin your engine completely and cost thousands of pounds to fix.

What you need to know about driving in lockdown

As the population of England has entered lockdown, there are only a few exceptio...

Lockdown and holiday travel: Your rights

The government announced a second national lockdown in England from this Thursda...

Can you switch car insurer if you’ve taken a payment holiday?

September is the peak month for car insurance renewals but with payment holidays...

Flights resumed but FCO travel restrictions remain: Your rights

Holidaymakers may be relieved that flights to popular destinations are resuming ...

News

Cost of home insurance falls

Home insurance premiums have fallen in the last year as a result of the Covid pa...

Families pay millions in unnecessary inheritance tax

Thousands of families are shelling out millions of pounds in unnecessary inherit...

Dudley has the noisiest neighbours in the UK

The pandemic saw complaints about noisy neighbours hit 1,000 a day across the UK...

Shell to install 50,000 EV charging points across the UK

The energy giant aims to help local authorities get their electric vehicle (EV) ...

Misfuelling warning for Bank Holiday drivers

Every year, about 150,000 motorists accidentally put the wrong fuel in their veh...

Burglaries on the up as life returns to normal

The number of burglaries is on the rise as people start leaving their homes more...

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