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Car premiums start rising again

Car insurance premiums have started to rise again with a small increase in the average quoted premium for an annual comprehensive car insurance policy over the second quarter, according to the AA’s latest benchmark British Insurance Premium Index.

1 in 5 UK holidaymakers have needed medical treatment abroad

Over 1 in 5 (22%) UK holidaymakers have needed to seek medical treatment whilst abroad, new research from Gocompare.com travel insurance has found.

1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next year

Over 1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next twelve months, according to analysis from Direct Line for Business. Interestingly, the type of businesses we’d like to start shows more people are choosing to follow their hearts and launch bakeries, cafés and craft shops.

Are Britain's uninsured mums putting household finances at risk?

A third (33%) of women with dependent children admit they could only pay three months of household bills if they or their partner lost their income due to unforeseen circumstances, and 10% think they wouldn’t be able to pay them at all.

Don't run the risk of underinsuring your crown jewels

The latest research from Churchill home insurance has found that nearly one in five (17 per cent) believe they own jewellery that could be considered vintage or antique.

1.8 million travelling Brits put insurance at risk by not declaring medical conditions

One in 10 (12 per cent) Brits with a pre-existing medical condition are running the risk of invalidating their travel insurance policy by not declaring it, according to new insight from MoneySuperMarket.

East London tops UK's uninsured driving hotspots

New analysis from Churchill Car Insurance reveals the East of London comes top in the list of the UK’s uninsured vehicle hotspots.

New generation of travellers demand digital insurance services

International travel insurance provider, Allianz Global Assistance UK, is changing traditional insurance practices to ensure a simple ‘right first time’ claim submission and speedy payment.

Motorists feeling the heat as insurance costs set to rise this summer

Motorists will be feeling the heat as competition amongst motor insurance providers looks set to buck the seasonal trend by decreasing premium prices rather than rising this summer, according to the latest findings from comparethemarket.com’s motor insurance index, Premium Drivers.

Half of homeowners lack basic security common sense

Research from The Co-op Insurance has revealed that more than 13 million households in the UK – nearly half (48%) - are committing the most basic security faux pas, which could put their property and belongings at risk.

Failure to take cover at festival could leave you £268 out of pocket

UK festival goers are risking hundreds of pounds worth of valuables, as many admit they don’t have cover for gadgets and personal belongings taken outside the home.

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.