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Homes: Why you can't claim if you don't maintain

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An insurer can refuse to pay out if it feels you haven’t maintained your home to a sufficient standard, so a little home maintenance can go a long way if you need to make a weather-related claim this winter.

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Double blow for life insurance prices

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The insurance industry is facing the biggest upheaval in years and life cover is one of the areas that will be seriously affected, with premiums likely to rise by 21 per cent or more.

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EU Gender Ruling: How to beat the price hikes

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The EU gender ruling will see car insurance price rises, especially for young women, from 21 December. We've compiled a list of ways to reduce insurance costs whatever your gender.

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What relaxed planning rules mean for homeowners

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The government has announced proposals to relax planning rules and allow homeowners to build large extensions and conservatories without planning permission. We look at how will this affect households.

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Competition Commission to investigate car insurance prices

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The Competition Commission is to investigate the car insurance market over fears that motor premiums are being unnecessarily inflated.

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How to insure a temporary driver on your car

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What’s the best way of insuring someone else to drive your car - adding them to your car insurance policy on a short-term basis or getting them to take out their own temporary car insurance? We weigh up both options.

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When fully comp doesn't let you drive any motor

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Jumping into your partner’s car to nip to the shops or borrowing a mate’s motor for the day could end up costing you big in the future. We explain why your car insurance might not cover you.  Read More…

Worried about oversleeping? New missed-flight cover could be for you

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An insurer called No Exclusions has developed a new type of policy called missed-flight cover. This insurance will get you on the next available flight, or give you a refund for your missed flight – your choice – if you arrive late at the airport.

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Women can halve cost of car insurance for men

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A female driver could almost halve the cost of car insurance for their male partner. But there are only a few months left to make such savings before the EU changes insurance rules.

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How we can learn from the army's mistakes

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The Ministry of Defence has been buying up more than it uses. But like a soldier routinely inspecting his or her weapons, we could do with regularly checking over our finances to ensure there's no waste or stockpiling.  Read More…