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Pupils are prey as burglars pilfer student digs

Students across the UK are left vulnerable to theft as burglars target student accommodation for their loot, according to research from Direct Line Home Insurance.

Protecting what's important: How to get the protection you need, without breaking the bank!

Home insurance is a necessity, and if you get the right deal you can keep your monthly payments low while still having excellent cover on all your possessions.

Failure to take cover at festivals could leave you out of pocket

With this year’s festival season now upon us, Halifax Insurance is offering some tips to festival goers who may be risking hundreds of pounds worth of gadgets and valuables if they don’t have the right cover.

Mortgage holders taking out home cover through their bank overpay by nearly £90 million

Homebuyers are paying over the odds on their home insurance according to new research from comparethemarket.com.

Burglaries increase by 8% in November

Bonfire night is a great excuse to get out of the house for some family fun, but darker evenings and empty homes present an opportunity for burglars to take advantage of homeowners who let their guard down.

Brits willing to pay for the return of ‘priceless’ childhood toys

Toys have been named the most memorable aspect of childhood by one in 10 Brits, while two thirds (64%) admit they'd be willing to cough up the cash if it meant their safe return.

University Challenge - students need insurance cover

Your starter for ten – what is the average value of possessions that students take with them to university? Answer - £3,500.

Burglars seek window of opportunity as temperatures rise

As the great British summer finally arrives, Lloyds Bank Insurance is warning homeowners to be aware of opportunistic burglary through open windows and unlocked doors.

Don't run the risk of underinsuring your crown jewels

The latest research from Churchill home insurance has found that nearly one in five (17 per cent) believe they own jewellery that could be considered vintage or antique.

Half of homeowners lack basic security common sense

Research from The Co-op Insurance has revealed that more than 13 million households in the UK – nearly half (48%) - are committing the most basic security faux pas, which could put their property and belongings at risk.

Failure to take cover at festival could leave you £268 out of pocket

UK festival goers are risking hundreds of pounds worth of valuables, as many admit they don’t have cover for gadgets and personal belongings taken outside the home.

90% of insurance claims now fully or partly settled after December’s storms

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have reported further progress with the clean-up in the wake of the winter storms. Of the 15,000 property claims received after Storms Desmond, Eva and Frank, 90% are now either fully or partly settled.

Thousands of homeowners could be caught in mortgage insurance trap

1.6m homeowners have bought home insurance from their lender and many mistakenly believe they cannot switch for a better deal.

Phoning for home insurance? That’ll take 12 minutes

Home insurance customers need to expect to be on the phone for an average 12 minutes if they phone to check a quote, analysis from insurance market experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

Floor Re brings prospect of cheaper home insurance to beleaguered households

Homeowners living on flood plains typically pay 24 per cent more for their home insurance, according to fresh insight from MoneySuperMarket.