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The weirdest things people insure in their homes

Two Samurai swords

Samurai swords, a London Olympic torch and a map of Somerset were among some of the stranger things Brits insured in their homes last year.

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Video: 12.5% fall in car insurance costs

Gemma Stanbury head of car insurance at

Car insurance costs fell 12.5 per cent in the last three months of 2013, compared with the previous year. Gemma Stanbury, head of car insurance at, explains why in this video.

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Third of UK smokers turn to e-cigarettes

Woman smoking an e-cigarette

The number of people who have tried e-cigarettes has risen from nine per cent in 2010 to 35 per cent in 2013, as smokers look to kick the habit.

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Rise in home insurance claims following storms

A badly flooded UK street

Home insurance claims for damage to property during the recent storms have surged. We look at when insurers pay out – and when they won't.

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Does my contents policy cover me for Christmas gifts?

Presents under a Christmas tree

We've normally got more expensive stuff in our homes over Christmas. But are they covered by home insurance? Our home insurance expert explains all.

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Smokers shortchanging their families over finances

Person smoking a cigarette

Smokers who take out life insurance buy cover which is typically worth a quarter less than non-smokers, finds exclusive research by

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When to book to bag a cruise bargain

Cruise liner

When it comes to bagging a cruise bargain, it pays to book well in advance or as last-minute as possible. We explain why.

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How insurers decide liability in a multi-car accident

Sheppey Kent pile-up

A multi-car pile-up in Sheppey, Kent, earlier this month, has been blamed on drivers not adapting to the foggy conditions. We take a closer look at this - and at how insurers decide liability in such cases.

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Six things to consider when buying travel insurance

Travel insurance policy beside a globe

Travel insurance is a holiday essential provided you get the right sort of cover. Mhairi Edwards, head of travel at, explains all.

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Avoid these common insurance rip-offs

Model car in a mousetrap

There has been a sharp increase in complaints about the likes of home and car insurance over the past few years. Here's how to avoid falling foul of some of the more common traps.

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