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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

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...

Travel insurance: are common ailments pre-existing medical conditions?

If you suffer from a mild illness, have a repeat prescription or experienced a o...

News

Travel quarantine rules to be relaxed

Summer holidays could be back on with the Government planning to announce change...

Is it worth buying travel insurance for a ‘staycation’?

With many nervous about taking an overseas trip, Brits are booking up holidays c...

‘Test and trace’ advice means holidaymakers risk losing money

Holidaymakers could lose thousands of pounds if told they can’t travel as part...

‘Will my EHIC cover me abroad if I develop coronavirus?’

As popular tourist destinations re-open in time for summer, many Brits will be r...

Warning to post-lockdown drivers about unsafe cars

The number of unsafe vehicles on the roads may surge due to safety checks and MO...

Spain reopens with quarantine-free borders

Foreign tourists, including those from the UK, can now holiday in Spain without ...

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