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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

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...

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...

News

Denmark, Slovakia, Iceland and Curaçao kicked off safe travel list

People arriving in the UK from these destinations from 4am Saturday 26 September...

Warning that Instagram pics and pet photos could void insurance

Millions of people are potentially voiding their car and home insurance policies...

Holiday firms refuse refund requests from customers in local lockdown

Holiday firms are using an ‘anomaly’ in the law to wriggle out of refund cla...

Insurers to be banned from renewal price hikes for loyal customers

Car and home insurance firms could be banned from gradually increasing renewal p...

Car insurance premiums rocket 40% for unemployed drivers

Drivers who face job losses could also be stung with higher car insurance costs ...

Returning holidaymakers from Hungary and Portugal to isolate for two weeks

Holidaymakers are set to scramble back to England from Hungary, Portugal, French...

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