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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Britain is a nation of improvers, not movers

New research released by Zopa shows Brits are renovating their properties to create their dream home for the long-term, with over two thirds (67 per cent) of people undertaking renovations saying they plan to stay in their property for five years or more. Far from viewing their homes as just a financial investment, Brits are […]

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Energy bill mistakes leave consumers £270m out of pocket

Nearly four million energy consumers were overcharged a total of £270 million or £72 each due to billing mistakes by suppliers in the last year, according to new research from uSwitch. Over a third (36%) of those whose supplier had made a mistake said the wrong tariff or product details had been applied. Other blunders […]

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People unlikely to use pension to pay £500 for advice

Almost two thirds (62%) of the over 50s say they would be unlikely to take advantage of the suggestion from a recent government proposal to allow people to use their pension savings to pay for advice, according to new research from Retirement Advantage1. The research also finds that people who are not planning to use […]

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Rising bills continue to put the pressure on household finances

Brits’ budgets continue to feel the squeeze, with regular household bills having increased by 20 per cent since 2007, according to the Bacs Bill Tracker. The Tracker, created by Bacs Payment Schemes Limited (Bacs), the people behind Direct Debit in the UK, shows that by the end of Q1 2016 the average amount paid out […]

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Half of motorists believe that motor insurance is too complex to understand

Half of the UK’s drivers believe that motor insurance is too confusing, with the overwhelming majority (86%)* believing that it needs to be easier to understand. Research from the Co-op Insurance has found that over half (51%) don’t understand how their premium is calculated, two fifths are unclear why their premium price may fluctuate year […]

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Top tips to save a packet on holiday car hire

 iCarhireinsurance.com, the leading provider of standalone excess insurance, this week launched its ‘Car Hire Hit List’, featuring ten top tips to save drivers up to £760* on a week’s hire. The hit list is based on the hire of a compact family car for a week.   Book early – iCarhireinsurance.com research found that in 2015 holidaymakers saved on average […]

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Consumers left in the dark over credit checks

Thousands of people in the UK are in the dark about when they’ll be credit checked for life events and financial products, according to a study from Amigo. The research revealed being credit checked for a job (80 per cent), monthly insurance instalments (63 per cent) and renting a flat are among the top things consumers […]

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