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What price loyalty to an insurer? Policyholders could consider looking again

What price loyalty to an insurer? Policyholders could consider looking again

It came out of nowhere. Without the need of clear explanation, a retired academic saw the insurance plan premium on his retirement home leap by 56%

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Direct debit option increases insurance payments, FCA finds

Direct debit option increases insurance payments, FCA finds

Consumers who pay for car or insurance in monthly instalments are charged interest all the way to 75%, good Financial Conduct Authority from a highly critical list of the

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Insurance agent Swinton is piling to the admin fees

Insurance agent Swinton is piling to the admin fees

I recently moved home and notified Swinton, my insurance carrier, of my change of address. I’m told I had to pay a 25 administration fee to do that. Moreover, because I -mentioned which had changed…

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Insurance hike for subsidence 175 miles away, gave us that sinking feeling

Insurance hike for subsidence 175 miles away, gave us that sinking feeling

We feel we have been being unfairly treated by our insurer LV=. Our family in Sheffield is insured using them, additionally, the policy arrives for renewal. We’ve got an LV= insurance plan for real estate…

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Flood Re insurance scheme ‘needlessly expensive’

Flood Re insurance scheme ‘needlessly expensive’

A 180m tax on home owners insurance to subsidise the premiums of flood-prone households is poor good value and badly designed, according to the government’s official costs rising advisers. The Flood Re scheme, created by…

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Will it be worth buying a house that’s proof subsidence?

Will it be worth buying a house that’s proof subsidence?

Q I am considering a property that has been underpinned at the bottom of your driveway, because of the drains collapsing. The estate agents say they have many of the documentation for this underpinning work,…

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How Tesco home owners insurance left a flood victim high and dry

How Tesco home owners insurance left a flood victim high and dry

As if Tesco did not have enough problems to handle, there is now found itself in some hot water when using the financial ombudsman after leaving a flood victim high and dry for upwards of…

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Home Protect’s 400 price hike for yet another person’s claim

Home Protect’s 400 price hike for yet another person’s claim

My elderly parents bought a property and acquired buildings insurance through Home Protect in July 2013. On a claim process in December that year, Home Protect stated that the previous owners had created claim for…

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When a listed building isn’t, no less than in accordance with LV

When a listed building isn’t, no less than in accordance with LV

I recently renewed my buildings and contents insurance for any third year with LV (I should say also have car and travel cover by it). But once I checked the documents I observed that a…

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More homeowners open their doors to lodgers

More homeowners open their doors to lodgers

Not everyone likes the idea of a lengthier queue to your bathroom every day. Yet more and more homeowners are going for a tax-free income boost through inside of a lodger.   Householders can receive…

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