Time to check policies as ghost brokers jailed

The police launched a dramatic crackdown on the practice of ghost broking this week by arresting 27 people in dawn swoops on Wednesday.

Insurers still 'bribing' advisers, says watchdog

The City watchdog yesterday warned that major life insurers are still effectively "bribing" advisers to recommend their products despite the practice being outlawed by new rules that came in at the end of last year.

Mind the financial gap – and make sure you stay insured

Hard-up families risk disaster if they drop cover on homes, cars and holidays, says Chiara Cavaglieri

Money alert: Credit card insurance

High street banks are being forced to pay compensation of £1.3bn after they were found guilty of flogging useless and unnecessary credit card fraud and identity theft insurance.

Row grows over fresh annuity confusion

New insurance industry tables will simply help to confuse people

Solution to flood insurance problem 'doesn't hold water'

The Government's solution to the problem of insuring homes with a high risk of flooding may not be sustainable because it fails to take account of the likely costs associated with climate change, a new policy paper warned today.

Car insurers in a bit of a jam

Britain's motor insurance market is at its strongest since 2007 but still remains loss-making because of falling premiums, experts have claimed.

New Aviva chief slashes dividend as he continues drive to overhaul insurer

Aviva boss Mark Wilson will this week update investors on the progress he is making overhauling the insurance giant.

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Insurance: Summertime and the thieving is far too easy

Make sure you're fully insured: winter is not the only dangerous season, says Chiara Cavaglieri

Car and home cover is getting cheaper

The cost of a year's car insurance has plummeted by a record 3 per cent over the past three months to £594.86. That's the lowest annual premium since January 2011.

Simon Read: The latest Equitable Life failure is unbelievable

More than 200,000 people who lost money in the collapse of Equitable Life may miss out on compensation because of serious failings by the Government.

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Mis-sold payment protection insurance is chief villain as complaints to Financial Ombudsman soar

'There is an atmosphere of universal suspicion and distrust'

Money alert: Flood insurance

In a landmark agreement, the Government this week agreed to spend £344m next year on flood defences and prevention schemes to help protect some 200,000 homeowners who were at risk of becoming uninsured.

Low cover is no cover in brokers' rogue trick

Unscrupulous online car insurance brokers are offering people a new way to cut the cost of cover – but in the process they're leaving them uninsured and at risk of criminal charges.

Charity insurance deal could boost good causes

A new charity claims to offer competitive home insurance cover while benefiting good causes.

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