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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

How to avoid a flooding disaster

The threat of flooding is a now a serious concern with one in six homes at risk ...

Insure4you: Help finding the right insurance for homebuyers

Buying your own home can be an exhausting and expensive process, but luckily we ...

How to protect your income

You can protect against losing your income through disability, no matter how it ...

How to get the right home insurance

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

How to insure your mortgage payments

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

How to keep your home safe

Make sure you’re ticking all the boxes As winter sets in, check your policy wo...

Guides

Guide to Rent Guarantee Insurance

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

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 renovation insurance

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

Jargon Buster

A ability to pay A way of working out how creditworthy a borrower is, by esti...

Guide to mortgage insurance

Many people end up paying too much for insurance or getting the wrong type of co...

Guide to income protection

You can protect against losing your income through disability, no matter how it ...

News

Warning: Underinsurance could cost your dearly

Policyholders are being urged to review their home cover to avoid inadvertently ...

Price of home cover falls to six-year low

Average home insurance premiums have fallen by 12% in a year

Emergency plumber cover launched by Direct Line

Getting a plumber to a leak in your home within three hours is a commitment that...

Unused gadgets could bust your insurance cover

With an average £1,400 of unused tech equipment in our homes, it's important to...

New flood insurance scheme - Flood Re - launched

The new scheme has been designed to help people who live in flood risk areas get...

Is your home safe for your kids?

Last year 750,000 under-5s attended Accident and Emergency as a result of accide...

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Critical Illness Insurance

Critical Illness Insurance (CII) pays out on the diagnosis of certain specified critical illnesses. Most policies will pay out following heart disease, a stroke, renal failure, cancer, paralysis, or a major organ transplant and coronary artery bypass surgery.

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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