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Aviva creates guide to help business understand cost of underinsurance

Aviva has launched a guide to help businesses understand the cost implications of not having the right amount of insurance and explain some of the times in the life of a business when the insurance needs might have changed and need reviewing.

Direct Line launches Guaranteed Hire Car cover as standard

Direct Line Car Insurance has launched its Guaranteed Hire Car cover as standard within its comprehensive car insurance policy, meaning all existing and new customers are entitled to a new standard hatchback sized vehicle from a hire car company.

Police seize 27,688 cars because they aren’t insured

New analysis by Churchill Car Insurance reveals at least 27,688 cars have been seized by UK police forces in 2015 because the vehicle was uninsured.

Auto-renewal trap could cost 5.8m motorists up to £1.2bn a year

As peak insurance renewal season approaches – research reveals that 18% of drivers allow their car insurance to auto-renew without checking other quotes.

British travellers left exposed by lack of awareness of the cost of belongings

British travellers are underestimating the value of their holiday belongings, leaving a significant number of insurance policies invalid.

Autumn is peak season for home insurance burglary claims

Analysis by MoneySuperMarket reveals the highest rate of insurance claims for burglaries happen between September and November, with the number of claims 10 per cent higher than in spring, when they are at their lowest.

Drivers need to be uber careful before charging for lifts

Drivers offering lift-shares are only permitted to ask passengers for a contribution towards fuel and other running costs.

Home insurance premiums fall by 6.6%

New research from insurance market research experts Consumer Intelligence reveals that between June 2014 and June 2015, the cheapest home insurance premiums fell by 6.6%.

Half of British holidaymakers expect too much of the EHIC

According to research from Gocompare.com travel insurance, half (50%) of UK adults who’ve travelled abroad wrongly believe that an EHIC entitles them to free emergency medical care anywhere in Europe and a further 5% believe that entitlement extends to the anywhere in the World.

Confusion reigns over European Health Insurance Card

UK tourists jetting off on summer holidays abroad risk laying themselves open to hefty medical bills because of confusion over the benefits offered by a European Health Insurance Card (EHIC).

Top 10 tips for cutting the cost of car insurance

There are many factors that affect your car insurance that you can’t easily control, such as your age, years of driving experience, job, and where you live.

Travel insurance ‘not necessary’ for almost half of holidaymakers who travel uninsured

As the summer holiday season looms, new research reveals that 44 per cent of holidaymakers who travel abroad without insurance think it is ‘not necessary’.

Less than a third of British workers have a financial back up plan

According to new research from Aegon, just 29% of British workers currently have a financial safety net in place if they were unable to work.

Public overestimate price of life insurance by almost 400%

While we typically overestimate the price of a loaf of bread by 43%, when it comes to life cover, we are – on average – a massive 394% out, according to research by leading insurance provider SunLife.

Car insurance premiums up eight per cent year-on-year

Car insurance premiums rose by eight per cent in May, compared to May 2014, according to analysis of 1.9 million quotes by MoneySuperMarket.