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Changing face of an international workforce

In the last five years, a fifth (22%) of business owners say that the average age of their international workforce has increased, according to new research conducted by specialist international healthcare provider Expacare for the “Anatomy of an international business 2014-15” report.

Skiers may find their piste closure cover useful as snow is scarce in the Alps

Skiers and snowboarders heading to the Alps and Pyrenees in the next few weeks may find that their travel insurance policy offers some solace for the distinct lack of snow.

Beware the ‘theftive’ season

In the run up to Christmas, the ABI is advising people to be careful of thieves looking for easy festive pickings.

No upper age limit for new AA single trip policy

AA Insurance has re-launched its travel insurance policy with a range of improvements in cover.

Car insurance premiums rise to a two year high

Average car insurance premium prices have been rising at a startling rate over the past three months, beating the record increases seen in 2011 when average premiums hit a record high of £554, according to analysis by MoneySuperMarket.

Escape of water biggest cause of winter insurance claims

With the cold temperatures set to continue through December, there is a real risk that homeowners could experience water in one or more pipes freezing over the next few weeks – especially if they are planning to leave homes empty for a break during the festive period.

‘Insure’ your presents are wrapped up safe this Christmas

December and January provide rich pickings for burglars. In the weeks either side of Christmas, many homes are full of expensive Christmas gifts, presenting thieves with a golden opportunity.

LV= agrees new car insurance contract with Nationwide

LV= has been appointed by Nationwide Building Society to underwrite its car insurance product for a further three years.

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.