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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

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 ...

Government extends guidance against all but essential travel: your refund rights

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) has extended its warning against all b...

Cancelling an existing insurance policy: what you need to consider

As consumers look to stem their outflows, health and life insurers say they’ve...

News

Lack of insurance puts new bikes at risk

Hundreds of thousands of cyclists could be putting their bikes at risk because t...

Couples left out of pocket due to cancelled weddings

Wedding venues have been accused of not treating customers fairly after several ...

Brits spend £4.2bn a year on car maintenance

UK drivers collectively spend £4.2bn a year on car maintenance such as servicin...

UK suffered 768 burglaries each day last year – despite lockdown

Despite people being stuck in their homes for most of the year, 2020 saw more th...

Drivers to save £35 as new whiplash rules take effect

Motorists across England and Wales will save up to £35 a year on their insuranc...

Clampdown on insurers hiking prices for loyal customers

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is banning insurance companies from chargi...

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