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Increase in fraudulent claims sees home insurance premiums soar

| November 23, 2017

23 Nov 2017  Home insurance premiums are soaring as rising inflation increases the cost of claims while fraud escalates, new analysis from insurance market experts Consumer Intelligence shows. Average home insurance costs rose 8.5% – nearly three times the 3% rate of inflation for the economy as a whole – in the year to October to £131. Inflation […]

Motor claims increase by a fifth as Black Friday sales start

| November 20, 2017

20 Nov 2017  Co-op Insurance is urging motorists to be alert on the roads this Black Friday as its claims data reveals that motor incidents increased by almost a fifth (18%) on this day last year, in comparison to 2015 data. Whilst ‘Black Friday’, due to fall on 24th November this year offers bargains galore to consumers, […]

Millennials likely to have 12 jobs in their working lives, twice the national average

| November 20, 2017

20 Nov 2017  The average Brit has six jobs in their lifetime, according to new research by Investec Click & Invest released today.  However, those aged between 18 and 34 plan to only stay in their current job for an average of three years and four months, which equates to an average of 12.5 jobs […]

One in ten say they moved home after a burglary

| November 15, 2017

15 Nov 2017  More than one in 10 Brits had to move home after being burgled, according to new research by home insurer Policy Expert. The survey of 4,525 adults, which reveals the true cost of burglary, also found that a third had difficulty sleeping after the incident and almost 8% admit they couldn’t be left […]

Savings accounts boost pensioners’ incomes by a fifth

| November 15, 2017

15 Nov 2017   New research from Charter Savings Bank shows how important savings are to retirement planning, as pensioners rely on their cash savings for up to a fifth of their annual income. Its nationwide study found 77% of retired people use cash saving accounts to generate part of their income in retirement highlighting the importance […]

Brits risk home security at Christmas

| November 14, 2017

14 Nov 2017   38% of UK adults leave presents under the Christmas tree, making them visible and easy targets for opportunistic thieves, according to a new study released today by Co-op Insurance. In fact, Co-op Insurance can reveal that home break-ins are 43% more likely to occur throughout November and December as the nights get […]

Cost of utilities has risen at triple the rate of inflation over last 20 years

| November 10, 2017

10 Nov 2017 The cost of utilities has risen at almost triple the general rate of inflation for the typical UK household in the last 20 years, according to Tilney’s Household Inflation Index. The findings come as SSE and Npower announce their merger, following the government’s proposed crackdown on the soaring cost of energy bills. […]

New lettings app enables students to build a positive credit score

| November 8, 2017

08 Nov 2017  SPCE has launched today to address critical issues faced by university students and landlords in the rental market. The student lettings app,  makes it quick and easy for university-goers to find a room or entire property to rent, while also improving transparency and communication between a student renter and their landlord. The London-based startup […]

UK households gearing up to spend £3bn in Black Friday frenzy

| November 7, 2017

07 Nov 2017 New research, commissioned by GoCompare Credit Cards, estimates that UK consumers will spend billions of pounds on the Black Friday weekend, which starts on Friday 24 November and ends on Monday 27 November (Cyber Monday). Clicks beat bricks for shoppers Just under a third (31%) of UK households say they plan to check […]

Is the soaring cost of running a car creating a ‘car borrowing’ generation?

| November 7, 2017

06 Nov 2017  The soaring cost of running a car appears to be leading more drivers to become car borrowers and sharers, rather than car owners, according to pay-as-you-go insurer Cuvva. In the last year, the average UK insurance premium has risen by 14.6% – five times faster than inflation – while car prices rose […]