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£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.

Safe as houses’ - keep homes secure this winter

Sainsbury’s Bank is encouraging people to ensure their homes remain secure this winter, as new research reveals that one in 10 Britons have left their front door unlocked at night or whilst the property was unoccupied in the past 12 months.

The big chill bill: 43% ignore essential winter jobs around the home

With reports of the coldest winter in decades just around the corner, The Co-operative Home Insurance is urging homeowners to ‘winter-proof’ their house to help avoid a claim-filled Christmas.

Britain’s homes endure ‘most burgled’ month

UK homeowners are urged to lock up their valuables and beware of burglars in the ‘most burgled’ month of the year, according to analysis from over 50s insurance provider RIAS.

DIY home move could put a dent in your finances

As the housing market shows signs of recovery, warns home buyers thinking of moving themselves to check their home insurance.

Find a better deal on home insurance

In these economically difficult times, we’ve all got to do what we can to reduce our regular outgoings.

Post Office pops extra home contents cover in customers’ stockings this Christmas

Post Office Home Insurance customers can expect one extra present this festive season as their home insurance cover is increased by 10 per cent from one month before and one month after the holiday season (25 November 2013 – 25 January 2014).

Protect your tech from burglars

An increase in the number of high-value portable gadgets has contributed to a rise of more than 40% in the average cost of thefts from homes over the last three years, according to home insurer Zurich – that’s despite a drop in the number of burglary claims.

Home insurance burglary claims static year-round

With the dark autumn nights setting in, the threat of burglary will become a real concern for many. enhances insurance comparisons with Defaqto has teamed up with financial research company Defaqto, in an exclusive partnership, to allow its customers to easily compare up to 30 additional policy features when searching for their car, home or pet insurance cover - and review the Defaqto star rating for each policy.

Cover of darkness provides rich pickings for burglars

When the clocks go back, dark evenings provide ideal cover for opportunist burglars. According to Halifax Home Insurance claims data, the average cost of a claim for winter burglary was £1,746.00 per incident in 2012, up 14% compared to the average cost of a summer burglary claim.

Insurance premium excesses put Brits off claiming

Over the last three years, 7.4 million Brits voluntarily increased the excess on a car or home insurance policy when purchasing the cover, in order to lower their premium, according to research from Sainsbury's Bank.