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Families urged to review life insurance

An urgent review of life insurance policies is being called for after the figures from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) revealed bereaved families are being hit with unnecessary Inheritance Tax (IHT) bills totalling up to £216 million.

LV= travel insurance will cover Brits held up by Bardarbunga volcano

As the Icelandlic Metereological Office has raised the warning level of the Bardarbunga volcano erupting to ‘orange’ – the second highest level – meaning there is a strong probability that passenger flights may be affected by volcanic ash in the next few days.

Hot dogs: summer threats to our beloved pets

Dogs and cats love basking in the sunshine, but Direct Line Pet Insurance warns that summer can also be hazardous for our furry friends.

Out with the old, in with the new for cheaper car insurance

Out with the old, in with the new for cheaper car insurance

Youngsters looking to insure their first car may think an older car is the cheapest option but latest figures reveal that a 20 year old car could cost £1,000 more a year to insure than a brand new supermini.

The cheapest and most costly places to insure a car

The latest AA British Insurance Premium Index showed that the average quoted premium for an annual comprehensive car insurance policy has fallen by a record amount yet again which is reflected in figures issued by the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA).

Legal & General car insurance cover for your summer holiday

Over the last few years more UK families shunned holidays abroad in favour of staying in the UK.

Cost of green-fingered theft rises to £2.6m

Cost of green-fingered theft rises to £2.6m

Garden tools and equipment are some of the top items targeted by thieves, according to the UK’s leading rural insurer.

Average medical claim while abroad is over £1,000

More than a quarter (27%) of holidaymakers who have enjoyed a trip overseas in the past two years had a serious or long term medical condition such as diabetes or a heart condition at the time, according to research from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

Delays and missed departure cover - check the small print

Every year, some unlucky travellers are reduced to camping out in airport lounges waiting for delayed flights due to strikes, industrial action or adverse weather conditions while others miss their departure following a major accident blocking the motorway.

Almost two thirds of Brits do not protect their loved ones

Only a tenth (11%) of people think having life protection is a top priority when buying a new home, according to research from TSB.

Protect your garden from thieves and vandals this summer

Nearly a quarter (23%) of those with garden sheds admit to leaving it unlocked, with more than one in ten saying they never secure it, despite the contents of a typical shed being valued at £597, according to research by M&S Bank.

Aviva Drive app drives down the cost of car insurance for safer drivers

The Aviva Drive app, which assesses driving over 200 miles and gives a discount of up to 20%, has seen safer drivers save an average of £101 on their comprehensive car insurance policies bought direct from Aviva.

4.1 million travel to Europe without insurance cover

With the holiday season in full swing, new research from the AA reveals that almost one in ten holidaymakers (9%) travel to Europe without travel insurance. That’s the equivalent of 4.1 million travellers this year without cover.

British men twice as likely to ignore serious health symptoms as women

British men twice as likely to ignore serious health symptoms as women

British men are almost twice as likely as women to avoid seeking medical help when experiencing a serious health symptom.

Travel insurance helps over 4,300 holiday makers every week

In 2013 over 4,300 holiday makers every week depend on the safety net travel insurance provides in paying for emergency medical treatment at a cost on average of £930 per claim, according to data from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).