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Buying a home? Why you'll need life cover too

House made out of twenty pound notes

Just 11% of people think having life insurance is a top priority when buying a new home. But who's going to cover the mortgage should the worst happen?

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Mums fail to protect their children’s finances

mother with baby

Seven out of 10 mothers say the financial security of their offspring is a top priority, yet many have no backup plan if the worst were to happen.

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Insurance pay-out rates on the up

  •  27 May, 2014
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Just 3% of life, critical illness and income protection insurance claims were declined last year with some £3.1 billion paid out to almost 100,000 customers, according to new figures.

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Video: Six favourite celebrity fitness trainers

Mr Motivator

Summer's almost here! So, to inspire you off the sofa and into the gym here's a video round-up of six of the nation's favourite celebrity fitness trainers.

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Costly childcare sees 23% of parents give up work

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Some 23% of families in which both parents worked before children were born have had to give up a salary due to childcare costs. Will new tax breaks help?

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Dip in nation's salt consumption

  •  15 Apr, 2014
Salt

People eating less salt in their diets has led to a fall in the number of heart disease deaths in England, a study suggests.

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Rising number of families lack rainy day savings

Saving for a rainy day

UK families are saving less and forgoing vital insurance, leaving millions without a financial safety net, according to new research by Scottish Widows.

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Many don't recognise they are obese

  •  08 Apr, 2014
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Millions of Britons are putting themselves at risk of early death by failing to recognise they are obese, a report suggests.

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FCA to probe 30m insurance policies

  •  28 Mar, 2014
Insurance man sitting at desk

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has announced a probe into millions of insurance policies - some up to 40 years old - over fears that customers with older contracts are "forgotten" by the industry.

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29% of Brits feel uneasy talking about death

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Almost a third of people aren’t comfortable discussing death, leading many to ignore important life insurance cover, new research shows.

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