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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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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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New consumer rights set out in Queen's Speech

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Plans to give shoppers more protection when they buy faulty goods or have substandard work done on their homes, plus news of the state pension reform, have been outlined in the Queen's Speech.

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Sock drawer Brits' top hiding place

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The sock drawer is the top hiding place for valuables at home, according to new research by But is your safe place a safe bet for thieves?

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Seven travel booking traps to avoid

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The OFT has issued a warning about misleading practices holiday companies use to trick travellers into spending more cash. Money journalist Neil Faulkner highlights the traps to look out for.

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Top questions for gas & electricity bosses

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MPs have asked the public what questions they would like to put to gas and electricity bosses. Here are our top questions for energy bosses.

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Your chance to grill gas and electricity company bosses

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If you're fed up with rising gas and electricity bills and poor service from the big energy suppliers, here is your chance to get things off your chest.

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Energy firm SSE hit with record £10.5m fine for mis-selling

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Gas and electricity supplier SSE has been fined a record £10.5 million by energy regulator Ofgem for mis-selling.

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Blog: Should traffic wardens be more lenient?

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MP Eric Pickles has called for traffic wardens to be more lenient. But is this a genuine proposal or party propaganda, asks motor lawyer Jeanette Miller.

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Are you an 'honest' insurance fraudster?

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The typical insurance fraudster is aged 31 to 50, has never made a false claim before, and is likely to be claiming for £500 or less for damage to a computer, television or mobile phone, according to new research.

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