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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.

Aviva reaches milestone in fight against ‘dishonest’ whiplash claims

Aviva has won a significant victory in the fight against dishonest whiplash claims, which saw a low speed whiplash claim not only rejected, but ruled by the court as “fundamentally dishonest”.

Should in-car cameras be compulsory to banish ‘crash for cash’?

One in four motorists (26%) think the UK should take the lead in the fight against so-called ‘crash for cash’ scams by making in-car cameras compulsory, and help to end the reckless criminal culture affecting thousands of motorists.

Households left financially vulnerable as growing numbers are forced to rent

Millions of families could be putting their financial futures at risk as the number living in rented accommodation grows.

Car insurance prices shift up a gear

The cost of comprehensive car insurance has risen for the first time in more than three years, according to the latest Confused.com Car Insurance Price Index in association with Towers Watson.

The drugs don’t work

More than three quarters (78 per cent) of vets treated pets that have ingested human medication in the last year, a new study from Direct Line Pet Insurance reveals.

Are UK small businesses building their futures on a financial house of cards?

AXA Business Insurance asks if unsound financial culture is the biggest threat to the millions of small businesses that are driving the economic recovery.

Nationwide extends £50 Amazon voucher offer until end of January 2015

Nationwide is extending its £50 Amazon voucher offering to main current account customers purchasing combined buildings and contents cover until the end of January.

A fifth of people withhold information on home insurance applications

Almost one in five (18%) UK householders has embellished the truth or withheld information when applying for home insurance, according to research by Gocompare.com home insurance.