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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

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...

The practical questions electric car buyers should ask

As the government seeks to meet its net zero emissions target and encourages dri...

Brexit day: how travel, shopping and rights may change in the future

The UK officially leaves the EU today. Whether you’re celebrating or commisera...

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...

News

Holidaymakers affected by coronavirus cancellations may get redress

Holidaymakers left out of pocket due to hotels and businesses refusing to refund...

Car insurers urged to refund drivers unable to use vehicles

Car insurers are being urged to pass savings they’re making as a result of loc...

Auto-renewal ‘trap’ still catching out millions of drivers

Millions of drivers are still being caught out by rip-off car insurance auto-ren...

Paymentshield customers receive £500,000 refund over PPI breaches

Hundreds of Paymentshield customers will receive refunds after the insurance com...

Government advises against ‘all but essential’ travel outside the UK

British Nationals have been advised against ‘all but essential’ travel world...

More travel insurance giants stop selling cover

The list is growing of travel insurers which have pulled out selling cover to ne...

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