Home Insurance Items
One in six British households will be vacant for more than a day over the Christmas period, raising concerns over security and safety.
Adverse weather has caused damage to over a third of properties in the last two years - amounting to £4 billion repair costs each year - according to figures released by Sainsbury's home insurance.
Parents making the most of free space after their children fly the nest are opting for gyms, games rooms and second bathrooms, a survey reveals.
Homes have received a warning from Santander to stay safe this Bonfire Night, as research shows millions of people across the country will hold parties in their homes.
Homeowners would save their laptops before their photo albums, according to a Gocompare.com survey. The survey found that gadgets were a top choice to be saved in a house fire.
The amount of green-fingered thieves after a five fingered discount on bonsai trees, prized plants and hanging baskets is growing, according to figures from More Th>n home insurance. The statistics show that one in five of us have fallen foul of green-thieves in the last year.
The Co-operative has announced it is offering a 25 per cent discount when contents and buildings insurance are bought together. Homeowners looking to stretch their cash further could take advantage of the reduced prices.
One in six Brits will use the Easter Bank Holiday weekend to carry out home improvements, but most of them will do so without any expert help, new research commissioned by Santander Insurance suggests.
With Bank Holidays galore over the next few months, garden enthusiasts will be looking forward to spending more time outdoors. MoneySupermarket.com is offering some top tips to keep your garden and valuables safe.
The number of home insurance claims for accidental damage in the first half of 2012 is expected to peak in March for the third year running as people get busy with DIY in the warmer weather, research suggests.
Whether you're looking for a new home insurance policy or cover for your car, choosing the right provider is crucial. Take a look at our guide to find out how to go about selecting the best one for your needs, whatever they may be.
Homeowners are being advised to secure their sheds and garages as British Summertime brings a spike in theft from the great outdoors. Analysis of ten years of claims data from Aviva reveals that thefts from gardens and outbuildings shoot up by over a quarter when the clocks go forward.
The cost of burglary claims in the UK has risen dramatically over the past two years, driven by thieves stealing smaller, higher value items, according to latest research by The Co-operative Insurance.
Confused.com is giving away £1,000 to four winners who get a home insurance quote through the comparison site. The prize draw follows research by the website, which found that one in three homeowners has never switched home insurers.
Opting for a higher excess level on home insurance premiums could be false economy, this is the message from a leading UK comparison site. By reducing your excess you could save money in the long run should you need to make a claim against your home in the future.
The average Brit spends 29 minutes with their alarms on snooze during winter, but that little alarm clock button leads to arguments among more than a quarter of couples in the UK, according to a survey by Sheilas’ Wheels home insurance.
Shopping around for the best deal and making lifestyle changes like quitting smoking or car pooling with colleagues could cut hundreds of pounds from your annual insurance costs next year, according to MoneySupermarket.com.
Winter conditions can wreck havoc on your home AND your car. Now is the time to check your insurance policy small print ahead of winter conditions, says MoneySupermarket.com, to make sure you have adequate protection in place.
Brits in their 40s are significantly undervaluing how much they are worth, despite apparently reaching their financial peak at the age of 48. According to new research by MORE TH>N, the cumulative value of a 48-year-old’s belongings is £52,587 – a lifetime high.
Times may be tight but budgeting Brits are becoming increasingly savvy at bagging a bargain, while more businesses are recognising our hunger for a good deal. With this in mind, Confused.com is offering a 2-for-1 dining out card to anyone who buys home or car insurance via its website throughout November.
Loyalty often does not pay when it comes to home insurance, according to MoneySupermarket.com. The price comparison site says staying with the same provider is effectively money down the drain when there are significant savings to be made by shopping around.
Consumers are at risk of being underinsured on their home contents policies due to the rising British love affair with all things ‘vintage’. According to Hiscox insurers, 57 per cent of people admit they don’t know the value of their antiques and vintage items despite thinking they may have increased in price.
More than a third of Brits now see gold as a better investment than putting cash into savings, new research has revealed. Insurer esure found homes are slowly becoming an Aladdin’s Cave for jewellery, with 14 per cent saying they have bought an item of gold as an investment in the last year.
A satellite the size of a double decker bus is due to enter the Earth's atmosphere but, luckily, once it has broken up, only small fragments will actually reach us. But what if a fragment damages your house? AA Insurance say check your insurance.
Companies are charging an average of 11 per cent on top of the original home insurance premium for the privilege of paying monthly, new research claims. According to moneysupermarket.com, spreading the cost over a year now comes at a price for many policy holders.