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One in three winter sports holidaymakers won’t take out appropriate insurance cover

One in three people (33%) planning to take a winter sports holiday this winter do not intend to take out winter sports insurance, according to new findings1 from Sainsbury’s Travel Insurance.

Thieves using keys found ‘under the mat’ to burgle homes

Thousands of homeowners are being burgled with their own house keys, as opportunistic thieves use keys hidden under the mat and in other easily accessible places to gain entry.

Co-op updates young driver insurance to accelerate safer driving skills

In a first for the Insurance industry, The Co-operative Insurance has partnered with e-merge safer drivers to pilot a series of educational modules for customers holding a Young Driver Insurance policy.

Crash course on car parking

Car parking can be a source of frustration at the best of times but car park crunches will have tainted Christmas for many drivers.

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.