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Safe as houses’ - keep homes secure this winter

Sainsbury’s Bank is encouraging people to ensure their homes remain secure this winter, as new research reveals that one in 10 Britons have left their front door unlocked at night or whilst the property was unoccupied in the past 12 months.

One in six drivers ‘bump parks’ their car

British motorists are facing a £1bn repair bill every year as a result of parking incidents and ‘bump parking’. Almost one in six (16 per cent) drivers admit to regularly ‘bump parking,’ allowing their car to knock into other parked vehicles or the curb when getting into or out of parking spaces.

Have piste of mind on the slopes this winter

Skiers and snowboarders set to hit the slopes this winter should ensure they have a sufficient level of travel insurance cover in place for themselves and families, and this must include winter sports cover, says MoneySuperMarket.com.

The big chill bill: 43% ignore essential winter jobs around the home

With reports of the coldest winter in decades just around the corner, The Co-operative Home Insurance is urging homeowners to ‘winter-proof’ their house to help avoid a claim-filled Christmas.

Millions of pet owners risk big vet bills due to confusion over cover

Millions of cat and dog owners are baffled by pet insurance; with nearly one in four (24%) policyholders admitting that they don’t even know what type of policy they have, according to research from Gocompare.com.

Britain’s homes endure ‘most burgled’ month

UK homeowners are urged to lock up their valuables and beware of burglars in the ‘most burgled’ month of the year, according to analysis from over 50s insurance provider RIAS.

DIY home move could put a dent in your finances

As the housing market shows signs of recovery, Gocompare.com warns home buyers thinking of moving themselves to check their home insurance.

Find a better deal on home insurance

In these economically difficult times, we’ve all got to do what we can to reduce our regular outgoings.

New drivers spend almost 5% of their annual income on car insurance

New drivers buying their first car are spending a higher proportion of their annual income on car insurance than more experienced drivers, according to recent analysis from MoneySuperMarket.

Care is key to saving money behind the wheel

More than a quarter of drivers who fail to take care of their car keys could end up in a costly jam, research suggests.

Post Office pops extra home contents cover in customers’ stockings this Christmas

Post Office Home Insurance customers can expect one extra present this festive season as their home insurance cover is increased by 10 per cent from one month before and one month after the holiday season (25 November 2013 – 25 January 2014).

Protect your tech from burglars

An increase in the number of high-value portable gadgets has contributed to a rise of more than 40% in the average cost of thefts from homes over the last three years, according to home insurer Zurich – that’s despite a drop in the number of burglary claims.

Home insurance burglary claims static year-round

With the dark autumn nights setting in, the threat of burglary will become a real concern for many.

Gocompare.com enhances insurance comparisons with Defaqto

Gocompare.com has teamed up with financial research company Defaqto, in an exclusive partnership, to allow its customers to easily compare up to 30 additional policy features when searching for their car, home or pet insurance cover - and review the Defaqto star rating for each policy.

Breathe easy and declare your child’s asthma

As the October half term fast-approaches, when many families will head overseas, MedicalTravelCompared.com is encouraging the parents of children with respiratory conditions to make certain they are adequately covered by their travel insurance policy.