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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.

£6.7 million a day in insurance claims from customers hit by the recent flooding

The wettest winter on record is likely to result in £446 million being paid in insurance claims to customers whose homes, businesses, and vehicles were flooded – the equivalent of £6.7 million a day - according to updated figures released by the ABI, covering the period 23 December 2013 to 28 February this year.

Phone, wallet, keys…keys?

Many people know that feeling: it’s cold, it’s been a long day and you just want to get home. But you’ve emptied your bag, dug around in your pockets and your keys are nowhere to be found.

Nearly one in five Brits don't have home contents insurance

Nearly one in five (19%) Brits does not have home contents insurance despite the wild weather over the last few months and the recent boom in retail spending over the Christmas period, according to research commissioned by esure Home Insurance.

Over 50s could be underinsuring belongings

Although more than half of over 50s have some sort of a collection, 68% could be underestimating the value of it and could therefore be underinsuring their belongings, according to research by Saga Home Insurance.