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Singles are financially exposed

With financial news dominating the front pages and access to financial information much more freely available, arguably financial awareness in the UK should be at a record high.

moneysupermarket.com: Latest unemployment statistics

Commenting on new unemployment statistics released today Emma Walker, head of protection at moneysupermarket.com, said: "The economic downturn still rides high and job cuts are being revealed on a daily basis; the rise in unemployment has hit almost two million, or six per cent, and is very worrying indeed.

Job loss would spell financial disaster for one in three

Nearly a third of adults would face financial disaster within two months if they lost their jobs, according to research for MoneyExpert.com.

Singles are financially exposed

With financial news dominating the front pages and access to financial information much more freely available, arguably financial awareness in the UK should be at a record high.

Brits not prepared financially for loss of income this Christmas

With the news that stressed out Britons are being forced to work extra hours and take on a second job in order to fund their households and families this Christmas, research from Combined Insurance has found that more than a third of Britons (34%) would face financial ruin after just twelve days should they suffer a sudden loss of income.

Mortgage holiday scheme welcome but doesn't replace insurance

The Government's mortgage holiday scheme to rescue struggling homeowners is a great helping hand but should not be seen as a replacement for insurance, warns James Harrrison, chief executive of insurancewide.com.

Critical illness cover and payment protection could prove crucial

With household debts and unemployment at a high, moneysupermarket.com urges consumers to safeguard their finances and improve awareness of life insurance policies such as income protection and Critical Illness Cover (CIC).

Be practical and protect your income now

Now may not seem to be the best time to go out and invest in yet another insurance policy. But in times of economic turbulence it's unwise to chance not being protected against potential risks which are directly linked to your financial security.

5 top consumer tips on Unemployment Cover

Unemployment Cover has become increasingly popular in these uncertain economic times for people who want to protect themselves against redundancy.

UK safety net reality check

Low awareness of benefit entitlements coupled with a lack of planning is leaving people in the UK open to financial crisis if they lost their job, according to research from the Post Office.

LV= and Standard Life announce protection partnership

Leading protection provider LV= has announced a major new partnership with Standard Life, effective from 1st December 2008.

Consumer confusion about new Welfare Reform Act

A new report by protection specialist LV= has revealed that 17.5 million UK adults in full time employment are unaware of the changes that the Welfare Reform Act has brought about, just one week after new legislation replaced Incapacity Benefit with Employment and Support Allowance (ESA).

UK workers pay the price for wrong protection

At a time when every penny counts, millions of people are paying over the odds for protection which may not reflect their needs, according to the latest protection study from the Post Office.

Surge in unemployment underlines case for PPI safety net

Predictions of around two million unemployed by Christmas in the wake of a deteriorating economy have further underpinned the case for protecting loan and mortgage payments, warns standalone provider Paymentcare.co.uk.

Consumers’ finances squeezed further with fuel price hikes

At a time when the Government are taking measures to help people with soaring gas and electricity bills, research from Combined Insurance outlines that Britons are still on the financial edge, struggling to make their pounds stretch further.