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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.

Millions are missing out on valuable cover by arranging their travel policies at the last minute

As summer holiday season approaches, experts from Gocompare.com travel insurance are warning holidaymakers not to leave arranging their travel insurance to the last minute or risk losing their holiday costs if they have to cancel their trip.

Enterprising nation: One in 30 Britons a microbusiness owner?

New analysis from Direct Line for Business reveals there are 2.17 million microbusinesses with fewer than nine employees across the UK.

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.

Keeping it real keeps insurance quotes lower

Keeping it real when shopping around will produce more competitive car insurance quotes with premiums up to £126 on average lower, analysis from insurance market experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

UK households in danger of financial struggle due to lack of preparation for the unexpected

Despite one in five (21%) people admitting their household would not be financially secure for any length of time if it lost its main income through unexpected circumstances, many Brits continue to bury their head in the sand when it comes to having a financial backup plan.

Drivers fear driverless cars will drive up insurance

More than seven out of 10 motorists fear the launch of driverless cars will force up the cost of motor insurance – with more than one in three worried premiums will rise substantially, new research from insurance market research experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

Five ways to ensure a successful travel insurance claim

Ahead of the summer get-away, Gocompare.com Travel Insurance is advising travellers to make sure they have the right cover for their holiday, or risk being left out of pocket if they need to make a claim.

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.

Friday is the most dangerous day to be a young driver

Young drivers are most likely to have to claim on their motor insurance in March, furthermore Friday is the day when there are the most claims from 17-25 year olds according to new data from the Co-operative Insurance.

15% spike in malicious damage to cars

Motor insurance claims for malicious damage rose 15% last year according to recent data from the Co-operative Insurance.

Cash in the attic: Brits own hidden treasures but some fail to protect them

Millions of Brits are leaving their prized possessions exposed by failing to recognise the value of their of their home’s contents, according to new research from Direct Line Home Insurance.

What options do you have when you are involved in a serious accident

It’s no laughing matter if you’ve been involved in a serious accident. Whether it was a road traffic accident, a slip or fall or cycling accident, online solicitors can come to your aid.

Five ways to ensure a successful home insurance claim

With turbulent weather sweeping the UK and figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) showing that one in five household insurance claims are rejected, Gocompare.com Home Insurance shares five tips for a successful claim.