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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.

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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

Two-fifths of UK adults hide mental health concerns from insurer

Some 44 per cent of adults in the UK have not disclosed that they have mental he...

Vulnerable people conned into unnecessary home appliance insurance

Cold calling scammers are targeting vulnerable people, talking them into signing...

EV charging in all new homes from next year

Electric vehicle (EV) charging points will be legally required to be installed i...

Clampdown on using mobile phones while driving

Any use of handheld mobile phones while driving will become illegal from next ye...

Do you live in a pothole hotspot?

Cambridgeshire has the highest number of potholes (240,000), followed by Derbysh...

Cheaper electric vehicle charging on the way

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is opening up electric vehicle charg...

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