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Backpacker and extended trip insurance under the spotlight

Backpackers are being urged to make sure they pick a travel insurance policy that covers all their needs - from countries they want to visit to the activities (sporting or work) they plan to undertake, and that won’t expire before the end of their travels.

Make smoking hot savings by kicking the habit

The seventh anniversary of the smoking ban is fast approaching on 1 July and the latest research from MoneySuperMarket reveals ditching the cigarettes could save Brits over £6,000 on life cover – so there’s no better time for smokers to kick the habit and benefit from healthier bodies and bank balances.

Ageas enhances its Household product range

In direct response to feedback from its brokers and customers, Ageas has undertaken a full review of its Household policies and introduced significant enhancements and extensions across the entire range – from outbuildings theft through to data downloads.

What happens in Kavos... could be a huge financial hangover

Hundreds of 18 to 24 year old holidaymakers travelling abroad could be leaving themselves thousands of pounds out of pocket as a result of large medical bills, lost baggage or cancelled flights, according to new research.

Don’t give bike thieves an easy ride

Bike loving Brits gearing up for the Tour De France risk being left in a spin by failing to protect their pedals.

Tour De France brings insurance considerations

As Yorkshire prepares to welcome hundreds of thousands of spectators to one of the world’s biggest annual sporting events, NFU Mutual is warning entrepreneurs to check their insurance policies before embarking on ‘pop up’ business ventures, or potentially face being seriously out of pocket.

Deliberate ‘crash for cash’ road traffic accidents up 51%

Fraudulent ‘slam-ons’ – road traffic accidents deliberately caused in order to claim for whiplash compensation – increased by 51% in 2013, according to claims fraud data from Aviva.

Young Brits putting family finances at risk overseas

FCO and ABTA issue warning to young British travellers about the importance of travel insurance.

Car insurance initiative could give over-50s drivers a lift

An insurance industry initiative, aimed at stopping car insurance fraud in its tracks, could also mean lower premiums for experienced motorists, a Saga Car Insurance poll has found.

LV= travel insurance will cover Brits waiting for their passports

As the Passport Office is facing an unprecedented backlog of passport applications, thousands of Brits are unable to travel as they are waiting for their new passport to arrive.

CMA sets out changes for private motor insurance

The Competition and Markets Authority has set out the changes it proposes to make in the private motor insurance (PMI) market to increase competition and reduce the cost of premiums for motorists.

Over half of car insurance policies exclude valet parking is warning drivers to check their insurance before handing over their car keys to a valet parking service – or risk picking up the cost of repairs if their vehicle is damaged.

Consumers agree insurance policies should be easier to understand

The news that some insurers are looking at reducing insurance policy terms and conditions to just two pages will strike a chord with a third (33%) of consumers according to a recent report by independent market researchers Consumer Intelligence.

M&S Bank car insurance is guaranteed to beat

M&S Bank has launched an exclusive card holder offer for new M&S Car Insurance customers.

One in five over 50s travel without insurance

Whether it’s topping up your tan, getting your hair done or launching into a foreign language crash course – planning a trip abroad can mean a to-do list as long as your arm.