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Students urged to study their options for possessions cover

Students heading off to university have been warned to do their homework and make sure their possessions are properly covered before they go.

20 million Brits have been parted with a valuable possession in last five years

It seems that the loss or theft of personal property is not uncommon, with 20 million (40 per cent) Brits admitting to being parted with a valuable possession in the last five years, according to research by Direct Line home insurance.

Students covered for contents

With students preparing for university, many will be thinking about the prized possessions they’ll be taking with them.

Clumsy neighbours cost the nation £5 billion

More than a quarter (26 per cent) of Brits have had their homes damaged by neighbours, running up a collective repair bill of over £5 billion, reveals new research from Direct Line Home Insurance.

Safe as Houses: not with a crime committed every seven seconds

There are over 11,620 household crime offences reported every day in England and Wales, with an offence happening every seven seconds, according to analysis of ONS data by Churchill Home Insurance.

Big bill for boys being boys

Parents of boys are nearly two thirds more likely to make a claim on their home insurance for accidental damage than parents of girls.

Cost of green-fingered theft rises to £2.6m

Cost of green-fingered theft rises to £2.6m

Garden tools and equipment are some of the top items targeted by thieves, according to the UK’s leading rural insurer.

Protect your garden from thieves and vandals this summer

Nearly a quarter (23%) of those with garden sheds admit to leaving it unlocked, with more than one in ten saying they never secure it, despite the contents of a typical shed being valued at £597, according to research by M&S Bank.

Holidaymakers return to home emergencies

As the summer holidays begin, many will be jetting off and leaving their home empty for a week or two.

A DIY home removal could put a dent in your finances

A DIY home removal could put a dent in your finances

Home buyers thinking of moving themselves are being warned to check their home contents insurance to make sure they don’t end up with a dent in their finances. Most policies only cover the loss of, or damage to, your possessions during a home move if they are packed and transported by professionals.

Nationwide offers £50 Amazon voucher to current account customers purchasing buildings and contents cover

Nationwide is offering main current account customers purchasing combined buildings and contents cover a £50 Amazon voucher.

Ageas enhances its Household product range

In direct response to feedback from its brokers and customers, Ageas has undertaken a full review of its Household policies and introduced significant enhancements and extensions across the entire range – from outbuildings theft through to data downloads.

Don’t give bike thieves an easy ride

Bike loving Brits gearing up for the Tour De France risk being left in a spin by failing to protect their pedals.

Consumers agree insurance policies should be easier to understand

The news that some insurers are looking at reducing insurance policy terms and conditions to just two pages will strike a chord with a third (33%) of consumers according to a recent report by independent market researchers Consumer Intelligence.

Valuables too valuable?

Although three-quarters of homeowners have valuables, only 14% keep theirs somewhere secure such as a safe or safety deposit box, according to research by Populus for AA Home Insurance.