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Introduction

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Insurance is a necessary evil. Some mortgage-related insurance cover is mandatory, such as buildings insurance. Some is optional, but recommended, such as contents insurance.

Some life insurance and income replacement cover is simple, and other types of insurance more complex.

When thinking about your own insurance, it is essential that you are not over- or underinsured, or paying too much for your policy.

Always compare the market and shop around on a regular basis for the best deals.

How To

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How to get the right home insurance

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How to protect you and yours

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How to insure your mortgage payments

Mortgage Payment Protection Insurance (MPPI) covers your mortgage payments in th...

Guides

Guide to life insurance

When you take out a mortgage, it makes sense to take out life insurance that wou...

Guide to renovation insurance

What is renovation insurance, who needs it and where do you get it?

Guide to Rent Guarantee Insurance

Rent Guarantee Insurance (RGI) can protect buy-to-let landlords against the risk...

Guide to buildings insurance

No lender will agree to give you a mortgage without buildings insurance.

Guide to using an adviser for insurance

Some insurance policies are easy to buy online or via the phone. But for more co...

Guide to contents insurance

Contents insurance is often sold alongside buildings insurance.

News

Home insurance costs fall

But average quotes are still higher than the same time last year

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Top tips for buying income protection

Insurance that pays out a proportion of your income if you become unable to work...

Millennials ahead of the game on life insurance

Over half of under-35s are still without life cover, and it's usually cheaper th...

Protect your property from the ‘Beast from the East’

Six ways to look after your home during these Siberian shivers

Britain uncovered: The 7.5m households without contents insurance

Over a quarter of Brits are leaving their valuable possessions unprotected and a...

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Guide to life insurance

When you take out a mortgage, it makes sense to take out life insurance that would pay off your home loan in the event of your death.

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