Why you should treat whole-life insurance policies with extreme caution
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Personal finance

Why you should treat whole-life insurance policies with extreme caution

Whole-life insurance policies are often marketed to people in their 50s and over. But there are significant drawbacks and you could end up with nothin…
28 Jul 2021
Why you should expect higher insurance premiums
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Insurance

Why you should expect higher insurance premiums

Car and home insurance will be more expensive once the country fully re-opens.
20 Jul 2021
Travel insurance: are you covered for Covid-19?
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Insurance

Travel insurance: are you covered for Covid-19?

Most travel insurance offers limited protection for holidaymakers, so if you’re planning a holiday, make sure your policy covers everything you need..
21 May 2021
Not been driving much? Here's how to save money on costly car insurance
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Insurance

Not been driving much? Here's how to save money on costly car insurance

If you've not been driving your car much lately, it’s important to shop around for a better car insurance package, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby.
31 Mar 2021
Holidays in the UK – should you buy travel insurance?
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Insurance

Holidays in the UK – should you buy travel insurance?

Booking a holiday in the UK? Tread carefully with travel insurance, says Ruth Jackson-Kirby – make sure your policy covers everything you need.
9 Mar 2021
How to cut your car insurance premiums
Personal finance

How to cut your car insurance premiums

Customers end up paying more for the convenience of price comparison sites, but there are still ways to reduce your car insurance premiums.
3 Dec 2019
How to protect your home from burglars
Personal finance

How to protect your home from burglars

As the days get shorter, burglars get busier. But there are simple steps you can take to guard your property.
12 Nov 2019
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Healthcare reform: will America get its own NHS?
Economy

Healthcare reform: will America get its own NHS?

Not even socialist Bernie Sanders goes quite that far, but a radical shake-up of America’s healthcare system looks to be on the cards.
26 Oct 2019
Hold gold: it’s an insurance policy against global volatility
Gold

Hold gold: it’s an insurance policy against global volatility

Gold has proved a wonderful hedge against recent turbulence for British investors, reaching a record peak in sterling terms. Now bulls should be looki…
26 Sep 2019
Don’t miss the PPI claims deadline
Personal finance

Don’t miss the PPI claims deadline

Make sure you file your compensation claim for mis-sold payment protection insurance by 29 August. 
13 Aug 2019
How to make sure your travel insurance doesn't let you down
Personal finance

How to make sure your travel insurance doesn't let you down

Make sure your travel insurance covers enough to prevent a holiday mishap from becoming a disaster.
23 Jul 2019
When to top up your national insurance to boost your state pension
Pensions

When to top up your national insurance to boost your state pension

If your national insurance contributions fall short of getting you a full state pension, you can make voluntary top-up contributions.
14 Jul 2019
Beware the nasty surprises in travel-insurance small print
Personal finance

Beware the nasty surprises in travel-insurance small print

Look out for the devil in the detail of your travel insurance policy to make sure you're fully covered.
25 Jun 2019
Grandparents allowances: make sure you claim pension benefits for babysitting
Personal finance

Grandparents allowances: make sure you claim pension benefits for babysitting

Many people may be missing out on future state pension benefits because they’re unaware of grandparents allowances that reward them for caring for you…
5 Jun 2019
The home-cover rip-off
Personal finance

The home-cover rip-off

As is so often the case when it comes to insurance, says Ruth Jackson, it really doesn’t pay to be loyal to your provider.
22 Apr 2019
Stranded abroad? Don’t wing it
Personal finance

Stranded abroad? Don’t wing it

Holidays from hell needn’t cost you the earth, says Ruth Jackson. A package deal provides the best protection.
16 Apr 2019
Is Saga’s massive profit warning a buying opportunity?
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Is Saga’s massive profit warning a buying opportunity?

Saga, the company that offers products to the over-50s, has seen its shares hit a record low after a massive profit warning. So is it a bargain buy, a…
5 Apr 2019
The pros and cons of pet insurance
Insurance

The pros and cons of pet insurance

Read the small print on your pet insurance contract and make sure you don’t get caught out by policy exclusions.
18 Jan 2019
Landlords: claim what you can
Tax

Landlords: claim what you can

Landlords should ensure they are up-to-date on what they can deduct from property income.
11 Jan 2019
Pay-as-you-go insurance
Personal finance

Pay-as-you-go insurance

Car insurance is the latest service to get the on-demand treatment – but it only makes sense for some people, says Ruth Jackson.
23 Nov 2018
How to stay safe on holiday
Personal finance

How to stay safe on holiday

Travel insurance is one of the few forms of cover you absolutely must have, says Ruth Jackson. But check policies carefully before signing up.
21 Sep 2018
Cheap insurance – but for a price
Personal finance

Cheap insurance – but for a price

Technology can save you money on your car insurance, says Ruth Jackson, but you must hand over your data first.
20 Jul 2018