Home insurance

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Pay in cash – and haggle hard: 15 ways to save money this winter
There are no easy answers to the cost of living crisis. But if you haven’t checked your benefits or changed your lightbulbs, it might still be possible to make life a little more tolerable

Patrick Collinson

09, Jan, 2023 @3:34 PM

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Cost of living crisis: could taking in a lodger help you pay your bills?
Renting out a room may bring in extra cash and offer someone an affordable home but here’s what you need to know

Laura Whateley

19, Nov, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Australians facing prohibitive insurance premiums after climate-related disasters
Costs are rising nationwide but especially in flood-hit parts of the nation, and low-income residents are worst affected

Peter Hannam

11, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Amazon to launch UK insurance comparison site
Firm extends financial services push, taking on big four sites including Moneysupermarket and Go Compare

Mark Sweney

19, Oct, 2022 @10:20 AM

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FCA urges insurers to treat customers fairly amid cost of living squeeze
Financial Conduct Authority asks chief executives to avoid selling unnecessary products and add-ons

Alex Lawson

29, Sep, 2022 @11:35 AM

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British lockdown trend for shed conversions leads to spike in fires
Blazes in outbuildings rose by 16% last year as workers raced to add offices, bars and gyms to their homes

Sarah Marsh

18, Aug, 2021 @11:37 AM

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Nightmare insurance claim as family forced to move six times
After a water leak damaged their home, Direct Line arranged successive temporary housing … over eight traumatic months

Anna Tims

18, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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How to avoid insurance premium increases as lockdown ends
Loyal customers face price rises of up to 50% when they try to renew their cover, and yet more pain looks likely in future

Shane Hickey

11, Jul, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Garden insurance: why your home policy may not cover you
If you have expensive plants, furniture or tools, you may need to pay more to protect them

Rupert Jones

17, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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'Hey Google, dim the lights': how smart home devices can save money
From energy-saving bulbs to leak detectors, smart tech offers many benefits at the touch of a button

Emma Lunn

02, May, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Insurers must be fair during coronavirus crisis, says regulator
FCA tells firms it expects them to consider payments on claims they might usually reject

Hilary Osborne and Kalyeena Makortoff

19, Mar, 2020 @2:35 PM

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Britons paying 40% more for energy than in 2015, analysis reveals
Price rises have far outstripped inflation with dual fuel bills said to cost on average £1,813 a year

Clea Skopeliti

30, Dec, 2019 @12:19 AM

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