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When can the British Embassy help you out?

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Nearly 50,000 Brits sought help from the Foreign Office last year when they ran into serious problems abroad.

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Does auto-renewal benefit consumers or insurers?

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Car insurance auto-renewal ensures drivers don't accidently end up without cover. But with rising renewal costs, does this benefit consumers - or insurers?

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Travellers with health conditions warned

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Travellers with pre-existing health issues are being urged to keep their insurer informed about their medical status, or risk voiding their cover.

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Put the brakes on bike thieves

Chris Froome

If the summer sun and Tour de France have inspired you to get on your bike make sure you have security and insurance in place to protect against theft.

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90% say smartphone favourite holiday companion

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Nine out of ten Brits say their smartphone is their favourite holiday companion, finds new research. But are your gadgets covered if they go walkabout?

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How home insurance can protect your phone against theft

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Thinking of taking out mobile phone insurance? We look at how to find the right cover - and why home insurance could offer the best deal.

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Thousands to benefit from new flood insurance deal

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Homeowners living in flood-affected areas will be able to buy cover for their homes in future after the government struck a new agreement with insurers.

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How the same travel cover can cost £60 more

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Thousands of holidaymakers every year are persuaded to buy insurance by travel agents, holiday firms and airlines. But many end up paying over the odds. We take a closer look.

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Why life insurers think British & Irish Lions unhealthy

Sam Warburton

Life insurers use height to weight measurement to judge your health. A high figure and you'll pay for cover. But this would deem top sportsmen such as rugby's British and Irish Lions unhealthy. We take a closer look.
 

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Home insurance: Save money with our insider's top tips

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We spoke to an anonymous claims handler to bring you the inside scoop on how insurers operate and the common mistakes home insurance policy holders make.

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