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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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Fall in families with three or more children

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One in seven families in the UK have three or more dependent children. We take a closer look at modern families - and their finances.

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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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Avoid these costly travel insurance traps

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Are you confident your travel insurance will pay out if the worst happens? Even the most savvy of us can fail to check all the small print, as’s head of travel Mhairi Edwards can testify.

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Insurance fears for homes in flood-risk area

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Homeowners in flood-risk areas could find they are unable to get insurance for their properties unless a new agreement is reached in the next few weeks.

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Who has won the car insurance battle of the sexes?

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Women's car insurance costs rose in the first three months of 2013 but men saw prices fall, according to the latest quarterly car insurance price index.

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Insurers publish new guide to pay-how-you-drive motor cover

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Britain’s insurers have this week published a guide to help motorists who are considering signing up for a pay-how-you-drive car insurance policy.

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Brits swap horticulture for hot tubs

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Homeowners are spending thousands of pounds transforming their outdoor spaces into luxury havens, but spend little time actually gardening, according to new research.

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