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Claiming for lost baggage on your home insurance could get you FOUR times as much as claiming on travel insurance

Many holidaymakers don’t know that not only could they claim on their home contents policy, but it is also likely to pay out more than a travel insurance policy. If you are the victim of theft while on holiday you could get as much as four times more ...
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Strike it Unlucky: Home Insurer Tells of How Lightning Caused £45k of Damage to Property

Few people would be shocked to learn that a direct hit from a bolt of lightning could trigger a significant amount of damage. In terms of the human cost, this could of course be painful at best, fatal at worst, yet have you ever stopped and thought just ...
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On Yer Bike! Cycle Theft Notches Up Top Spot in Household Insurance Policy Claims Poll

Ahead of handbags, mobile phones, watches and jewellery, a recent survey has revealed that bicycles account for THE most readily stolen item when it comes to policyholders claiming on their household cover. With the public profile of cycling having been raised significantly in recent years – due to ...
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Building Cover Premiums Shoot Up During First Quarter of 2016, Yet Car Premiums Show Promising Signs of Declining

Buildings policy premiums appear to have taken a sharp turn in an upwards trajectory during the first quarter of this year, at least that’s what the AA’s benchmark British Insurance Premium Index is depicting. Based on the index’s ‘Shoparound’ premium (derived from a cross-section of the 5 cheapest ...
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One Leading Home Insurer Cites Clumsiness as Single-most Contributing Factor to Recent Spate of Policy Claims

Some people are seemingly born clumsy, like some are apparently born lucky, we guess it must simply be down to fate/alignment of the stars that particular day. We all know someone whose got two left feet or makes a habit of tripping over their own shadow, or perhaps ...
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Motor and Home Insurance Premiums Set to Potentially Rise Again as News of New EU Ruling Breaks

More bad news for hard-hit Brits (and more grease to the elbow of those championing a Brexit come June this year), as it emerges that millions of us will be slapped with an additional £25 on insurance bills thanks to a controversial EU VAT ruling. According to recent ...
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UK Renters Failing to Safeguard Their Belongings by Overlooking Crucial Home Contents Policies

Tenants in the UK are said to be waving goodbye to over £330 million of their personal belongings each and every year, with only having themselves to blame for not being able to recoup their losses, according to home insurance experts. Due to thousands of renters failing to ...
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Significant Percentage of UK Homeowners Unaware of Perils of Flooding, Despite Newly Launched Flood Re Scheme

This week sees the official launch of the Flood Re scheme, which is envisaged will reduce the misery suffered by thousands of homeowners across the country threatened by the prospect of their properties being a specific risk of flooding. This Government-supported initiative which seeks to collaborate with many ...
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US Home Insurance Provider Ups Anti-social Coverage Ante by Launching Cyber Bullying Feature for Concerned Policyholders

Global home insurance provider, Chubb has just announced that it’s added a dedicated ‘cyber bullying’ feature to its existing coverage for American household policyholders, less than 4 months after launching the same option for British-based policyholders. Targeting help at those Chubb describe as ‘victims of cyber bullying’ it’s ...
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Insurance Industry Regulators Give Flood Re Scheme Green Light for Launch

The much-anticipated Flood Re scheme has been officially rubber stamped by both the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority and ordained to go live as such as from its slated 4th of April launch date. From the outset of the roll-out it’s predicted that some 350,000 ...
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