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Which home insurance extras can you do without?

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When it comes to buying home and contents cover, there are now a wide range of ‘add-on’ products to choose from but not all of them offer value for money. We look at the extras you can afford to ditch.

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Lucky seven tips for life insurance

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If you have a life insurance policy that you pay for without a second thought, or if you’re shopping around for a policy, now is the time to make sure you’re not paying more than you should.

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Van excess cover: The future of cheaper premiums?

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Insuring your van can be an expensive affair, and weighing up whether having a higher excess is worth the discount in premium can be hard. But an emerging product designed to insure your excess could make that decision a lot easier.

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Budget tyres or premium brands: Does it matter?

Wheels and tyres

Is opting for cheap tyres false economy? Or are budget tyres as good as premium ones? We interviewed a top engineer to uncover the science behind your wheels.

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Your back-to-basics car insurance guide

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For drivers, car insurance is a must. But do you know what factors affect the premium you pay? We break it down for you.

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Is anti-theft software a safe way to protect your possessions?

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Imagine being able to track your stolen goods and even take a picture of the thief to help bring them to justice. But is it safe?

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Declare your motorbike off the road or keep it insured?

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As bad weather sets in, most people will be locking their bikes away until next spring. However, since continual insurance enforcement (CIE) rules changed earlier this year, you now need to have valid insurance.

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Could you be undervaluing your contents by £15,000?

Undervaluing your home contents video

Contents insurance is a must have for any homeowner or renter but for plenty of people the value of their possessions is a guess. Should you cover your clothes? Furniture? Carpets? Or what about kitchenware?

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Car insurance ancillaries: Weighing up the worth

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In the wake of a reported £215m having been paid out by banks for mis-sold Payment Protection Insurance (PPI), it’s clear that we don’t like paying for things we don’t need, and car insurance is no exception.

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Life insurance claims rise for under 50s

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Many of us assume that life insurance and critical illness cover are things to think about much later in life, but a staggering 48 percent of life insurance claims made were for people under the age of 50.*

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