Five easy ways to improve your credit score

1.    Ensure you’re on the electoral register. Lenders use it to help fight identity fraud by confirming a person is who they say they are – and resides at that address 2.    Pay bills on time every month – a good credit score is built up over time and this shows lenders that you are […]

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20% off National Railcards from Monday 4 July to Monday 18 July

Today National Railcards* has announced a 20 per cent discount on its 16-25, Family & Friends, Senior and Two Together one year Railcards. The sale, which will run from Monday 4 July to Monday 18 July, means Railcards will cost just £24 for a year’s unlimited usage – a saving of £6 on the usual price […]

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7 in 10 holidays in the UK are uninsured – £1000s of valuables at risk

7 in 10 people taking trips in the UK this summer could be doing so uninsured, leaving thousands of pounds worth of valuables at risk of theft, loss and damage, according to new research from home insurance provider Policy Expert. Of the 2,500 people surveyed, 63% admitted they didn’t have away from home cover included […]

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Men twice as likely to have mobiles stolen at music festivals

Almost 5 million 18-35 year olds are planning to book tickets to music festivals this summer, carting with them £1.8 billion worth of gadgets[1], according to gadget insurer Protect Your Bubble. And it seems that few of them take throwaway phones. The average festival-goer carries £368 of gadgets, with almost a third (30%) packing tech […]

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Consumers fail to understand benefits of annuities

Retirement Advantage is warning that despite the renewed popularity of annuities following the introduction of pension freedoms, out-of-date myths about the product continue to abound.  The company is urging people to get professional financial advice before making any decisions about their pensions. Andrew Tully, pensions technical director at Retirement Advantage, commented: ‘The pension changes have […]

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New generation of travellers demand digital insurance services

International travel insurance provider, Allianz Global Assistance UK, is changing traditional insurance practices to ensure a simple ‘right first time’ claim submission and speedy payment.  The company has enhanced its digital system to improve how travel insurance claims are made, after it found that 1 in 3 claims did not include the right documentation when […]

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Poor password security leaves people open to cyber crime

A third (30%) of UK adults have admitted to using something personal, such as their date of birth, maiden name or home address to create their password, much of which is easily accessible online. Almost half (44%) said they rarely or never change their online password – further increasing the risk. The findings also show […]

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Holidaymakers missing out on valuable cover by arranging travel policies at last minute

As summer holiday season approaches, experts from Gocompare.com travel insurance are warning holidaymakers not to leave arranging their travel insurance to the last minute or risk losing their holiday costs if they have to cancel their trip. According to research based on their own customer data, more than half (56%) of the holiday makers who […]

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British travellers set to spend over £100 million on excess baggage charges this summer

research by Tesco Travel Insurance has found that British travellers are set to pay out £112m to airlines in excess baggage charges this summer. The research found that over packing is rife, with just over 3 million passengers expected to go over their baggage allowance and many checking in more than one bag for their […]

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Holiday makers urged to check travel insurance details before jetting off

Failing to read the small print on travel insurance policies could leave holidaymakers out of pocket and at risk. A study of over 700 travel insurance products by Comparethemarket found that restrictions and exclusions on many policies can leave customers unprotected if something goes wrong. Nearly half (45%) of products only offer cover for cancellation of […]

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