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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.

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.

Phoning for home insurance? That’ll take 12 minutes

Home insurance customers need to expect to be on the phone for an average 12 minutes if they phone to check a quote, analysis from insurance market experts Consumer Intelligence shows.

Floor Re brings prospect of cheaper home insurance to beleaguered households

Homeowners living on flood plains typically pay 24 per cent more for their home insurance, according to fresh insight from MoneySuperMarket.

Cash in the attic: Brits own hidden treasures but some fail to protect them

Millions of Brits are leaving their prized possessions exposed by failing to recognise the value of their of their home’s contents, according to new research from Direct Line Home Insurance.

Five ways to ensure a successful home insurance claim

With turbulent weather sweeping the UK and figures from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) showing that one in five household insurance claims are rejected, Home Insurance shares five tips for a successful claim.

Have home insurance premiums hit the bottom?

The latest benchmark AA British Insurance Premium Index, for the fourth quarter of 2015, suggests that three years of falling premiums has come to an end.

London postcodes dominate UK burglary claim hotspots

London is the UK’s burglary claims capital, home to 16 of the top 20 hotspots, according to MoneySuperMarket’s annual Burglary Claims Tracker.

Generation rent have 'I'll risk it' attitude with contents insurance

More than four million rented households around the country have been left woefully exposed to theft and damage by not taking out a contents insurance policy, according to research by

Burglars turning to next generation technology

Mobile phones and tablets are the most in-demand items for burglars according to new claims analysis carried out by Direct Line Home Insurance and Direct Validation Services.

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.

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%.

Insurance on the go: Are you covered?

People are carrying as much as £1,567 with them while they are out and about, potentially leaving them unprotected in the process, warns Saga Home Insurance.

It’s not always about the money

Britons are at risk of losing or damaging their most cherished possessions according to new research released.

Don't overlook legal expenses cover on home insurance - it could help with your unfair dismissal claim

Homeowners are being encouraged not to overlook optional legal expenses cover on their buildings or contents insurance, as valuable cover may be available.