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Burglaries increase by 8% in November

Bonfire night is a great excuse to get out of the house for some family fun, but darker evenings and empty homes present an opportunity for burglars to take advantage of homeowners who let their guard down.

Drivers burn £1.5 billion a year paying monthly for car insurance

Drivers who pay for their car insurance monthly could save £73 a year, or £1.5bn collectively, by switching to a one-off annual payment, new insight by MoneySuperMarket reveals.

Brits willing to pay for the return of ‘priceless’ childhood toys

Toys have been named the most memorable aspect of childhood by one in 10 Brits, while two thirds (64%) admit they'd be willing to cough up the cash if it meant their safe return.

How to beat rising car insurance premiums

According to the latest data from the Association of British Insurers, the average comprehensive car insurance premium currently stands at £434 – a 10% increase on the same period last year.

The rise of the female breadwinner

There are currently 14.53 million women in work in the UK, the joint highest level since records began in 1971.

Keeping it on a tight leash

The number of protection orders in place across England and Wales, specifically related to dogs, increased by nine per cent in the two years from 2013-2015, according to new research from Direct Line Pet Insurance.

Slash the cost of your car insurance with these seven secret industry tricks

With new car registrations soon rolling off forecourts and renewal season in full swing, Gocompare.com Car Insurance is pulling back the curtain to unveil the seven easy ways customers can cut the cost of their cover.

Claws versus clause: things to consider when protecting your pet

A poorly pet can be a pricey pet and without insurance owners could end up with a hefty vet’s bill.

University Challenge - students need insurance cover

Your starter for ten – what is the average value of possessions that students take with them to university? Answer - £3,500.

Motorists see car insurance costs driven through the roof

Car insurance premiums rose by an average of 14 per cent during the second quarter of 2016, compared to the same period a year ago, according to new analysis from MoneySuperMarket.

Burglars seek window of opportunity as temperatures rise

As the great British summer finally arrives, Lloyds Bank Insurance is warning homeowners to be aware of opportunistic burglary through open windows and unlocked doors.

Car insurance myths put motorists at risk

Millions of motorists could be putting themselves at risk of being under insured and unable to claim following an accident or theft, according to new research by high street insurance broker Swinton.

Car premiums start rising again

Car insurance premiums have started to rise again with a small increase in the average quoted premium for an annual comprehensive car insurance policy over the second quarter, according to the AA’s latest benchmark British Insurance Premium Index.

1 in 5 UK holidaymakers have needed medical treatment abroad

Over 1 in 5 (22%) UK holidaymakers have needed to seek medical treatment whilst abroad, new research from Gocompare.com travel insurance has found.

1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next year

Over 1.3 million Brits dream of starting their own business in the next twelve months, according to analysis from Direct Line for Business. Interestingly, the type of businesses we’d like to start shows more people are choosing to follow their hearts and launch bakeries, cafés and craft shops.