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How getting married could leave you under-insured

Newlyweds are risking financial disaster by not having the correct levels of home insurance in place when they get married, latest research by insurance broker Policy Expert shows.

Protect your home and belongings before you go on holiday

Thousands of Brits will be heading off on holiday this summer without making sure their homes are as safe from burglary. Here’s what thieves lookout for.

Don’t risk driving abroad this summer without the right cover

Thousands of Brits take their cars on the big annual summer getaway to continental Europe each year. But a good many go without having the right car insurance.

Why ‘valuables’ are so important for your home insurance

Many people own something of such value that if they lost it, or had it stolen, they would struggle to be able to afford to replace it.

Home insurance gets cheaper for homeowners

Good news for those looking to save money, the cost of your home insurance just got cheaper.

Fire in the hold! But is your home cover invalid?

Think you’ll be able to claim on insurance if there’s a fire in your home? Think again.

Barbecuing risks to your property and home insurance

The reasons for barbecues being at the root of many home cover claims are many and varied. See what the main problems are and how to barbecue safely.

Home insurance tips for first-time buyers

In the emotional excitement of buying a new home, it’s easy to overlook one of the most crucial elements in the process; home insurance.

Rents to rocket to up to £72,000 a year by 2033!

Renting continues to become more and more expensive in many parts of the UK as the demand for housing continues to grow and the number of houses being built doesn’t keep up.

Claiming on home cover: Getting it right

Claiming on home cover is a vital part of actually taking out insurance that protects your property and possessions in the first place.

How a tech obsession could invalidate your home cover

The owners of everyday hi-tech items such as laptops, watches and hi-tech TVs face being unable to claim on their home cover as values often exceed claim limits.

Why under-insuring your home and possessions could be financially fatal

Under-insuring your property and the things you keep in it can be a fatal financial error. Here’s why.

World’s safest cities

Would you like to live somewhere that’s really safe? Which also has a highly-functioning infrastructure, a secure digital network and great health facilities?

How to get a good travel cover deal if you’re over 50

If you’re an older traveller, it’s still possible to get a good travel insurance policy at a reasonable price if you know where to look

How driverless technology will slash car insurance costs

The thought of driverless cars might scare you silly, but what if you were told owning one could save you thousands of pounds in car insurance? Might that change your mind?

How understanding car insurance myths could save you thousands

Car cover is the most widely held form of insurance there is, and often the most misunderstood too. Every year many motorists discover they might not be covered…

Top tips for choosing the right estate agent

If you’re looking to put your home on the market, how should you go about choosing an estate agent?

What’s included under home insurance for business needs

If you work from home you have to be very careful that your home insurance policy will cover you while you’re running your business.

Driving convictions and your car insurance

Motorists caught doing something wrong not only face the possibility of points on their licences, they may also have to pay much greater premiums for car cover.

The 10 things most likely to affect the value of your home

There are a number of factors which can reduce the value of a home, some of which can be avoided by taking practical measures, others which you can’t do much about.

Don’t let Valentine’s Day break your wallet as well as heart

Valentine’s Day might be full of romance and excitement, but, if you’re not careful, it also has the potential to leave you both emotionally and financially broken.

Ombudsman fights back on behalf of sensible holiday drinkers who are insured

Even if you’ve never been drunk in your life, having only a couple of drinks on holiday could mean any claim you make on your travel insurance for something going wrong at the time is rejected.

One in five ‘economical’ with truth when applying for home insurance

Many people aren’t completely truthful when applying for home insurance if it means they might save a few quid, new research shows.

The UK’s most desirable postcodes

Postcodes have become more and more important to providing information to government and financial organisations about you and your home over the last couple of decades.

Nasty neighbours force home cover claims… and what to do about it

Nightmare neighbours are the reason that 10% of British householders claim on home insurance at some point, recent research shows.

Pets cause costly damage, but help choose where owners live!

Pets are causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage to UK homes every year, but their owners still prioritise a pet’s needs when it comes to choosing where to live, latest research shows.

Are you prepared for when monster storms like Gonzalez hit Britain?

Whether your home is somewhere that’s prone to flooding or not, it pays to prepare your home and its contents as best you can, and as early as you can, before the weather catches you out.

Regions join London in surpassing house price peak

The most recent figures from the Office for National Statistics show that three more regions have joined London, the East of England and the South East in surpassing their previous house price peaks.

Can you be certain you have phone insurance?

Many mobile phone users are unaware that their phone insurance might not cover them as comprehensively as they assume, leading to problems if they try and claim on their cover.

Dogs make people feel safer, but they can slash a home’s value!

Keeping a dog certainly helps householders feel they’re safer and less likely to be broken into, but it can cause major problems when it comes to selling a home.

Those are the findings of a recent survey by insurance broker Policy Expert which asked its customer base a number of questions about dog ownership and keeping pets in the home.

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