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£27 million: the cost of insuring Santa

Updated: 08th December 2016 - First Published: 08th December 2016 As Father Christmas prepares for his big night, Towergate has estimated the cost to insure him as he journeys around the country spreading joy, delivering gifts, and eating mince pies. The figure: an impressive £27,143,554.20! Read More...

Insurance premiums set to rise even more

Updated: 24th November 2016 - First Published: 24th November 2016 One of the most unwelcome aspects of yesterday’s Autumn Statement was the rise in Insurance Premium Tax – it’ll be the third time it’s risen in little more than 18 months – and unfortunately, it means insurance premiums are set to rise even further. Read More...

Don’t be left in the dark by daylight savings

Updated: 28th October 2016 - First Published: 28th October 2016 The clocks go back this weekend and the nights will start to draw in, which means winter is well and truly on its way. Unfortunately, it also means that homes could be left vulnerable, with opportunistic thieves taking advantage. Read More...

£2,833: the cost of a burglary

Updated: 14th October 2016 - First Published: 14th October 2016 A while ago, a local newspaper featured a story of a burglary that saw thieves come in through the attic – an unusual sight. What most stories on burglary don’t feature, however, is the cost to the victims: a £2,833 bill. Read More...

Another insurance tax rise hits our wallets

Updated: 04th October 2016 - First Published: 04th October 2016 At the beginning of this month a new rate of insurance premium tax came into effect, meaning it now stands at 10%, up from 9.5%. The ABI has called this a “raid on the responsible”, but what does it mean for you? Read More...

Students leaving home with £2K in belongings

Updated: 21st September 2016 - First Published: 21st September 2016 Students nowadays leave for university with a lot more high-tech gadgets than they used to, resulting in an average £1,896 worth of property which could be dangerously under-protected. Read More...

Fraudulent insurance claims on the rise

Updated: 14th September 2016 - First Published: 14th September 2016 Fraudulent insurance claims don’t do anyone any favours. Not only can they be disastrous for the cheats in question, but they can lead to higher insurance premiums for everyone else – and unfortunately, such fraud is on the rise. Read More...

£24,000: the average wedding price tag

Updated: 17th August 2016 - First Published: 17th August 2016 Your wedding is the most special day of your life, but it can also be the most expensive – and costs are rising. In fact, a survey has found that the average cost of a wedding has risen by some 15% in the last six years, to a whopping £24,000. Read More...

Are you festival-ready?

Updated: 21st June 2016 - First Published: 21st June 2016 The festival season is upon us, but have you considered insurance? Failing to do so could be a big mistake, with research warning that UK festival goers are risking hundreds of pounds worth of valuables by failing to be covered when outside the home. Read More...

Get your insurance sorted for the Easter holidays

Updated: 29th March 2016 - First Published: 29th March 2016 The Easter holidays are in full swing, but after all the over-indulgence of the past weekend, it’s time to start thinking about what you’ll do with the rest of your break – and it could be even more important to check that your insurance is in order. Read More...


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