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Beware the over-50 burglar

05th July 2018 Breaking into people’s houses may seem like a young man’s game, but new research shows that, on average, two over-50-year-olds are arrested for burglary every single day. People should therefore beware of suspicious characters no matter their age. Read More...

Brits dodge insurance claims on Friday 13th

13th April 2018 Whether you are minding every black cat or it’s just another last day of the working week, today is Friday 13th. However you feel about it, you may be surprised to find that Brits, on average, treat this date with caution when it comes to claims. Read More...

Opportunistic thieves rejoice as clocks change

20th March 2018 We will all be losing an hour of sleep this weekend as the clocks go forward once again. While for most people this is merely an annoyance or fact of life, for thieves it seems to be an opportunity. Read More...

Home Emergency Cover Star Ratings launched

04th December 2017 There's nothing worse than having a home emergency and not knowing where to turn, or even worse, not knowing how you're going to pay for it. Read More...

Moneyfacts Home Insurance Star Ratings announced

27th November 2017 If you’re looking for a new home insurance policy, you want it to be one you can trust, with the features you need and a level of service you can rely on. Sometimes knowing where to start can be easier said than done, so we’re here to help. Read More...

Home insurance costs soar by 8.5%

24th November 2017 We all know the importance of insuring our home and contents against unexpected damage, but unfortunately, doing so is costing us more, as home insurance premiums have soared by a further 8.5% in the last year to hit an average of £131. Read More...

Home insurance claims rise as the clocks go back

23rd October 2017 The clocks are set to go back this weekend (29 October), but it isn’t just an extra hour of darkness that homeowners need to worry about – there’s also the rise in home insurance claims that occurs as a result of that darkness to consider. Read More...

Get your home ready for winter

29th September 2017 Winter is coming, and that means you need to get your home in tip top condition to cope with the weather to come – particularly as much of the UK is on course to be hammered by storms over the next few days. Are you prepared? Read More...

Tax hike sends home insurance costs soaring

24th August 2017 The rate of Insurance Premium Tax has doubled in little more than 18 months, and it's having a direct impact on the prices we pay, with new figures showing that home insurance premiums are rising at the fastest rate for three years. Read More...

Garden thieves strike every 43 seconds

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

28th 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

25th 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

18th 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

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

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

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

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 - 21/02/2017

27th November 2018 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

26th March 2018 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...

Home insurance premiums fall – but it may not last

22nd March 2018 New figures show that the cost of home insurance has fallen in the last year, providing welcome respite for households battling with rising inflation and higher bills. However, it could be a game of two halves, as prices could rise in the year ahead. Read More...

Brits spend £36K on decorating their home

01st November 2016 Are you one of the many homeowners that spent their half term holiday redecorating? You are not alone, as a new study has found that Brits will redecorate their home 36 times throughout their lifetime, spending a whopping £36,205 in the process. Read More...

Home insurance costs on the rise - 17/02/16

27th November 2018 If you’re about to renew your home insurance policy, you could be in for a shock, as new figures show that home insurance costs have climbed sharply in the past three months – and it’s all thanks to the hike in insurance premium tax. Read More...

Brits "vulnerable" as insurance is cut back

27th November 2012 Cutting out insurance policies in order to save money could leave consumers at risk, it has been warned. Read More...


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