Insurance: Failing to think the unthinkable

Many Britons are seriously under-insured, says Kate Hughes, but it's also vital not to overpay for policies

Prudential shareholders in pay protest

Prudential was hit by a minor revolt at its annual meeting as investors criticised the company's decision to hand out £30m in pay to directors last year.

Simon Read: Don't wait for car cover to fall - get a cheaper policy now

The boss of Direct Line, Paul Geddes, had good news for motorists when the firm announced its results last week. He said that the cost of cover will come down.

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Black box saves young drivers' lives and wallets

A dashboard device can help motorists under 25 improve their safety and cut their premiums. Alister Foye reports

Bupa is 'taking the Mickey' angry patients tell inquiry

Insurer comes under attack for its premium costs and lack of care during probe into private health
Care plan: The effect on family budgets of a long-term condition can be catastrophic without proper cover in place

Be specific and cut the cost of ill-health cover

Protect your family's finances with a simple, single-condition policy

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Travel light by all means, but don't forget insurance

With some countries refusing to honour EU health agreements, cover is now more important than ever, say Chiara Cavaglieri and Julian Knight

If you live where flooding is possible, it is important your insurer will pay for alternative accommodation

Savvy Money: Checking the small print on insurance is a good policy

When it comes to renewing your home cover, ensure it actually offers what you may need

Confused.com posts a profit rise and assures Admiral’s investors

Confused.com today posted its first rise in profits for four years, boosting shares at its parent group Admiral.

PPI mis-selling firms pocket £22m

Claims management firms last year pocketed £7.4m of the compensation awarded to victims of the PPI mis-selling scandal who turned to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) because the firm they dealt with has gone bust.

Insurers' cash used to fund climate change

The UK's insurance industry is today accused of funding enviromentally threating research. The claim comes from the respected Ethical Consumer magazine. Its research shows that big insurers such as Aviva, Legal & General and LV= are funding major oil and gas exploration in the Arctic by investing in the firms whose activities risk widespread environmental disaster.

Insurance shake-up 'costs £3bn'

Talks on changing EU rules have lasted for years and the bill keeps on growing

Hard-up families seek PPI payouts

Millions more may be due payouts for mis-selling, reports Neasa MacErlean.

Consumer rights: 'Going nowhere with travel insurance until we started to talk'

Annual cover was too expensive because of an accident but moving from the internet and phoning around instead saved a lot of money

Ombudsman takes on 1,000 extra to handle PPI complaints

The Financial Ombudsman Service has had to recruit 1,000 extra workers to deal with the "unprecedented" number of complaints about mis-sold payment protection insurance.

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