Drivers pay £10 extra on premiums due to 'dysfunctional' motor insurance market

British drivers are paying an extra £10 each year in premiums due to a “dysfunctional” motor insurance market, according to the trading watchdog.

Car insurance industry faces investigation

The motor insurance industry is to face a full-blown investigation after competition watchdogs said the market was not working well for consumers and found premiums were being pushed up by £225 million a year.

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Insurers are on the watch for fraud from foreign parts

Companies providing overseas travel cover have to deal with their fair share of dodgy claims, reports Neasa MacErlean.

End of cheap life cover looms for women

Women have just a small window of opportunity to make the most of cheap life insurance premiums before EU rules on gender kick in, significantly pushing up prices.

Prudential may axe move threat

The threat of a departure of Prudential from these shores receded yesterday as chief executive Tidjane Thiam welcomed moves to improve Britain's regulatory environment for insurers.

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From James Dean’s fatal spin in the 1950s to Mel Gibson’s 87mph drunk driving in the noughties and Lindsay Lohan’s pranging of a Porsche on California’s Pacific highway this summer, the combination of Hollywood stars and cars has often been inglorious - and sometimes tragic.

Poor bike cover can put a spoke in your wheel

Cycling has never been so high profile, but with Bradley Wiggins's Tour de France win and the Olympics road race comes a dark side – cycle theft.

Homeowners 'denied flood insurance'

Homeowners are being denied flood insurance because of delays by the Government and insurers coming to a new deal on affordable cover, it was claimed today.

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