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Get your home prepared for winter

It’s important to ensure that your home is prepared for everything that the winter months might throw at it. Our handy check-list will help ensure that you don’t miss anything out.  Things to check for winter: Check your boiler and heating system – If you haven’t done so already this year, get your boiler checked and/or serviced by…

Children in Need 2015

On Friday 13th November, Policy Expert is showing our support for Children in Need. Every penny raised for Children in Need goes to help disadvantaged children and young people here in the UK.

Four essential elements for home security this winter

The winter is a more tempting time for burglars to scope out properties than at other times of the year as they think they’ll have less chance of getting caught.

El Niño’s coming this winter: Are you prepared… and insured?

Recent predictions from the Met Office suggest this year the El Niño weather front could be at its strongest since 1950, which saw one of the snowiest winters on record.

Government’s Insurance Premium Tax to rise, increasing insurance costs

From the 1st of November the Government is set to increase the amount of tax paid by consumers on most types of insurance premiums from 6% to 9.5%.

Money-saving tips from Moneymagpie

Policy Expert have teamed up with Moneymagpie to offer our customers a free eBook full of money-saving tips and tricks.

Dashboard distractions risk motorist’s insurance cover

Plenty of accidents occur due to drivers checking their mobile phones while at the wheel, but many others are now caused by the increasing amount of ‘dashboard distractions’ newer cars have.

Are you covered for holiday season delays and cancellations?

If the journey to your holiday destination is affected by something unforeseen, and you experience cancellations and delays, what are your compensation options and will you be able to claim on travel insurance?

How posting updates on social media could ruin your home cover

Thousands of holidaymakers are risking financial ruin by tagging themselves in pictures, updating statuses and telling people they’re away on social media.

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.

Your wedding will cost me how much?!

We all know weddings can be expensive for the bride and groom, and quite often their parents, but latest figures show guests spend a small fortune too.

Are you sure your home insurance covers the garden too?

Many homeowners are risking losing thousands because their home insurance isn’t sufficient for the type of outside space they have and what they keep in it. See why.

Scots make the most generous wedding guests and those in the Home Counties the least

Where in the country do the wedding guests live that spend the most and least? And how much in total do weddings cost those that go?

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.

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.

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.

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