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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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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.

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