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Get the right cover for winter holidays warn ABTA and the FCO

Almost a third of people (29%) taking a ski or snowboarding holiday this year will do so without the right travel insurance putting themselves at risk of high medical bills if they have an accident or get injured on the slopes.

LV= and esure smash ‘cash for crash’ fraud ring

A fraud ring based in West Yorkshire has been smashed as the perpetrators were given prison sentences after staging car accidents in order to claim compensation from their insurers.

A third of renters have no home insurance

With both the cost of renting and the number of renters increasing, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals a third (33%) of those in rented accommodation don’t have any form of home insurance to protect their contents.

Home is where the business is

More than eight out of 10 (84%) of the UK’s smallest businesses now use their home as a place of work, according to new research from Lloyds Bank Insurance.

Warning to check your car insurance before lift-sharing

The warning comes following a review of over 230 comprehensive car insurance policies, which revealed that just under one in ten policies specifically exclude cover for lift-sharing.

Guardian Angel technology protects drivers in risky hotspots

An alarming 6,393 more car accidents happen on UK roads in winter than in summer , and with National Road Safety Week (17th – 23rd November) upon us, these stats rev up an urgent need to improve road safety.

Keep your shopping under wraps from car thieves this Christmas

M&S Bank is urging motorists to check their car insurance policy before they hit the shops this festive period.

Over-sharing information can affect insurance claims

Only 29% of insurance customers think it is fair for insurance companies to use social media posts to check the validity of claims, research from industry experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

Organised gangs drive increase in crash for cash

Crash for cash - road traffic accidents deliberately caused in order to claim whiplash compensation - is now at the highest level ever detected by Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer.

AXA urges the nation’s small businesses to avoid insurance scares

AXA Business Insurance warns that many small businesses could be sleep-walking into prosecution and financial difficulties simply because of oversights when arranging their insurance.

The price of motor insurance continues to fall

The price paid for the average private comprehensive motor insurance policy fell slightly in the third quarter of this year, according to figures by the ABI.

Lost or stolen car keys could cost you dear

Modern car keys are no longer just pieces of stamped metal which unlock doors and start the ignition. They now contain programmed chips which remotely unlock the doors and operate the alarm, immobiliser and ignition.

Up to 16% of people are considering driving their cars abroad over the next 12 months

Up to 16% of people are considering driving their own car abroad in the next 12 months, according to Sainsbury’s Bank car insurance.

SMES leave themselves open to potential business losses

Around two thirds (62%) of UK SMEs – equating to around 2,900,000 businesses - may be leaving themselves financially vulnerable without business interruption cover.

Car insurance falls come to an end

The downward plunge in the average quoted car insurance premium ‘bounced off the bottom’ during the third quarter of 2014, according to the latest benchmark AA British Insurance Premium Index.