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Garden thieves strike every 43 seconds

Updated: 11th August 2017 - First Published: 11th August 2017 Summer is the time to get outside and enjoy your garden, which is why many people spend a lot of money making their garden summer-ready. However, few are prepared for the losses that could ensue should a garden thief strike. Read More...

The cost of (grand)babysitting

Updated: 28th June 2017 - First Published: 26th June 2017 It’s not easy being a grandparent. Either your children are too busy to visit, or – as is the case for 28% of grandparents – you are drafted in to babysit, having to chase them around your home and make sure nothing breaks (including you!). Read More...

Tax hikes lead to higher home insurance costs

Updated: 25th May 2017 - First Published: 26th May 2017 It may have felt like winter lasted forever this year, but despite it being with us for months on end, it was surprisingly mild – which makes the finding that home insurance costs edged up rather unexpected. Read More...

£1,787 left vulnerable in sheds

Updated: 18th May 2017 - First Published: 16th May 2017 How secure is your shed? New research has revealed that the average household stashes £1,787 worth of valuables in their shed, and not everyone is diligent enough to make sure these goods are properly secured. Read More...

Protect your garden from green-fingered thieves

Updated: 10th April 2017 - First Published: 10th April 2017 As spring arrives, so do thoughts of becoming green-fingered - but unfortunately, the same applies to thieves. Many will be keeping a close eye on gardens as sheds fill up with pricey kit, so make sure your home insurance policy is ready for it. Read More...

Prepare for Easter holiday mishaps

Updated: 30th March 2017 - First Published: 30th March 2017 The 2017 Easter holidays are almost here, and parents will be wondering how to keep the kids entertained. Unfortunately, indoor activities may not even be that cost-effective, given that kids can cause hundreds of pounds’ worth of damage in the home. Read More...

House-sitting – the new form of home security

Updated: 14th March 2017 - First Published: 14th March 2017 Everyone looks forward to going on holiday, but leaving your home unoccupied isn’t always so appealing. That’s why a growing number of homeowners are looking to alternative security measures, with 45% relying on house-sitters when jetting off. Read More...

Millions could be underinsured

Updated: 27th February 2017 - First Published: 27th February 2017 Having the right level of home insurance cover is vital to ensure you’re completely protected should the worst happen, yet research warns that many people could be underinsured – risking financial loss should they need to make a claim. Read More...

Home insurance costs on the rise

Updated: 21st February 2017 - First Published: 21st February 2017 New research has revealed that the average home insurance premium rose by 1.8% over the year to January. This makes the average cost of a policy now £124, and, due to insurance premium tax rises and the weak pound, likely to keep rising. Read More...

Protect your home against costly storm damage

Updated: 10th February 2017 - First Published: 09th February 2017 Much of the UK has been battered by Storm Doris over the last few days, and this could cost you a lot more than higher heating bills: Policy Expert is urging homeowners to brace themselves for the risk of thousands of pounds’ worth of damage. Read More...


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