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Wealth Matters: Life Insurance Offering More Incentive to Live Longer4h Updated Wealth Matters: Life Insurance Offering More Incentive to Live Longer
Applying behavioral economics, John Hancock is offering a discount on life insurance and other incentives to customers with healthy lifestyles.
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Millions of Carolina Homes Are at Risk of Flooding. Only 335,000 Have Flood Insurance. 19 Sep 6:07pm Updated Millions of Carolina Homes Are at Risk of Flooding. Only 335,000 Have Flood Insurance.
Here’s why the federal flood insurance program won’t pick up the slack.
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 £5bn insurance deal to trigger £100m payday for bosses at broker Jardine Lloyds Thompson 18 Sep 7:19pm £5bn insurance deal to trigger £100m payday for bosses at broker Jardine Lloyds Thompson
The Lloyd's of London stalwart accepted a takeover offer from Marsh & McLennan (MMC) worth 1915p a share, or £4.9bn. JLT shares soared almost 31 per cent, or 440p, to 1872p.
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 Private healthcare group Spire blames NHS cutbacks as profits slump 20% 18 Sep 7:15pm Private healthcare group Spire blames NHS cutbacks as profits slump 20%
The group, which owns 38 hospitals and treats NHS patients as well as those paying privately or through medical insurance, said profits fell 20.6 per cent to £6.1m in the first six months.
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Expansion at the heart of £4.9bn UK takeover 18 Sep 9:22am Expansion at the heart of £4.9bn UK takeover
America's insurance brokers obviously like the UK.
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Nestlé to Sell Gerber Life Insurance to Western & Southern Financial 17 Sep 6:22pm Nestlé to Sell Gerber Life Insurance to Western & Southern Financial
Nestlé announced Monday it has agreed to sell its Gerber Life Insurance Co. unit to Western & Southern Financial Group for $1.55 billion in cash.
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2017 Set a Record for Losses From Natural Disasters. It Could Get Worse. 4 Jan 6:33pm 2017 Set a Record for Losses From Natural Disasters. It Could Get Worse.
Hurricanes, fires and floods drove insurance payouts to $135 billion last year.
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 Disasters hit the insurance industry for a record £100bn 4 Jan 4:51pm Disasters hit the insurance industry for a record £100bn
Three Atlantic hurricanes, an earthquake in Mexico and floods in Asia were the main culprits behind soaring bills, says reinsurer Munich Re.
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Proposal Exempts Small Businesses From ACA Health-Insurance Rules 4 Jan 1:00pm Updated Proposal Exempts Small Businesses From ACA Health-Insurance Rules
The Trump administration is proposing changes that would let millions of small businesses and the self-employed buy health-insurance plans that don’t comply with all Affordable Care Act requirements, part of an aggressive move to undo the health law through regulatory action.
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Proposal Exempts Self-Employed From ACA Health-Insurance Rules 4 Jan 10:08am Proposal Exempts Self-Employed From ACA Health-Insurance Rules
The Trump administration is proposing changes that would let millions of small businesses and the self-employed buy health-insurance plans that don’t comply with all Affordable Care Act requirements, part of an aggressive move to undo the health law through regulatory action.
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 Nigel the Northern Powerhouse - with £900 BILLION 31 Dec 2017, 7:32am Nigel the Northern Powerhouse - with £900 BILLION
Insurance – normally a byword for boring – seems an unlikely home for a dynamo like Nigel Wilson. Nonetheless, he took the chief executive’s job three years later and the share price is up 80 per cent.
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 DAN HYDE: Are you a switching hero? 27 Dec 2017, 4:49am Updated DAN HYDE: Are you a switching hero?
Think of everything from your home insurance to broadband and even your mortgage. Less than £100, a few hundred pounds or even £1,000 or more?
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 Get AirBnB home insurance for £1.50 a day 22 Dec 2017, 5:23am Updated Get AirBnB home insurance for £1.50 a day
Typical contents insurance policies won't pay out if you make a claim on damage caused while you were letting your home out short-term but now you can get cover for as little as £1.50 a day.
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Bank of England to allow EU banks to keep UK operations unchanged after Brexit 20 Dec 2017, 12:45pm Bank of England to allow EU banks to keep UK operations unchanged after Brexit
Plan seen as direct challenge to EU to adopt a similar policy for UK-based banks The Bank of England plans to allow European banks to maintain their UK operations under current rules following Brexit, in a direct challenge to European Union regulators to adopt the same policy towards UK-based banks. The Bank said it wanted to press ahead with assessing the risks posed by the 177 banks and insurance companies based in the European Economic Area that have branches in London, following the agreement between Theresa May and EU officials to move to the second stage of Brexit talks.
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Creditors desert Poundland owner amid South Africa accounting scandal 19 Dec 2017, 2:02pm Creditors desert Poundland owner amid South Africa accounting scandal
Parent group Steinhoff says credit insurance being cancelled and credit facilities suspended as shares plunge Poundland’s parent group Steinhoff International has started to lose credit lines from lenders, putting more pressure on the South African retailer’s shares as it grapples with an accounting scandal. In a presentation prepared for lenders at a meeting in London on Tuesday, Steinhoff said the position of its operating companies, including
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Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals 18 Dec 2017, 5:11pm Hospital Giants Vie for Patients in Effort to Fend Off New Rivals
The flurry of mergers among big hospital groups is aimed at retaining patients while new competitors, including insurance giants and technology outfits, try to steal them away
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Humana and PE Firms in Talks to Buy Kindred Healthcare 17 Dec 2017, 2:30pm Humana and PE Firms in Talks to Buy Kindred Healthcare
Humana is in advanced talks to join with two private-equity firms in a deal to acquire home-care provider Kindred Healthcare, a move that would add to a cascade of transactions aiming to bring together insurance operations with other health-care businesses.
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 Annual cost of owning a dog is £1,700 17 Dec 2017, 6:41am Updated Annual cost of owning a dog is £1,700
The cost of having a canine companion should not be underestimated. Kate Shaw (pictured) bought the best pet insurance she could afford for her dachshund.
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Motoring myths: what ‘black boxes’ reveal about our driving habits 16 Dec 2017, 2:00am Motoring myths: what ‘black boxes’ reveal about our driving habits
Are 17-year-olds really the worst drivers? ‘Telematics’ boxes installed to cut insurance costs can show us how we driveBillions of miles have been driven on Britain’s roads this decade in cars fitted with “telematics” boxes recording every detail of a driver’s behaviour – whether they are speeding on a 30mph urban road, how they are cornering on a country road, and how they are braking or accelerating on a motorway. Installed in about 1m cars by insurance companies, they offer drivers – usually 17 to 25-year-olds – less costly insurance if they drive more carefully. But the telematics black boxes also reveal a wealth of data about how Britain drives - debunking a lot of modern myths, but confirming many others.
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Poundland suppliers hit by insurance downgrade 15 Dec 2017, 2:06pm Poundland suppliers hit by insurance downgrade
Credit insurers reduce cover for stock sold to discount retailer after £5bn accounting scandal at parent company Steinhoff Poundland faces potential difficulties with suppliers after an insurance company reduced its cover on credit for those selling goods to the cut price chain. The credit insurer Atradius reduced its cover relating to stock sold to
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Prudential-owned M&G eyes £5.5bn B&B swoop 14 Dec 2017, 8:37am Prudential-owned M&G eyes £5.5bn B&B swoop
The fund management arm of Prudential, the FTSE-100 insurance giant, is plotting a £5.5bn swoop on a portfolio of mortgages issued by one of the lenders bailed out during the financial crisis.
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How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs 9 Dec 2017, 12:01pm How to Save Money on Your Prescription Drugs
Online prescription sites may help you find cheaper prices for some drugs, sometimes without using your insurance.
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Wheels: List of Safety Picks Dings Some Cars for a Failure to Illuminate 7 Dec 2017, 5:33pm Updated Wheels: List of Safety Picks Dings Some Cars for a Failure to Illuminate
New crash and headlight requirements established by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety cut in half the number of vehicles to earn a coveted safety designation.
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 Christmas comes early for Legal & General investors 7 Dec 2017, 6:55am Christmas comes early for Legal & General investors
Christmas has come early for investors in Legal & General after the insurance giant stated it is on course for a record year of profits.
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Prudential eyes £13bn sale of UK annuities 6 Dec 2017, 3:00pm Prudential eyes £13bn sale of UK annuities
Prudential, the FTSE-100 insurance giant, is courting buyers for a bigger-than-expected chunk of its UK annuities business worth up to £13bn in a move that will intensify signals that it plans to retreat from its home market.
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 How to beat the mind tricks that make you poorer 6 Dec 2017, 11:52am Updated How to beat the mind tricks that make you poorer
Should you find yourself putting off renewing your home insurance until tomorrow, or feeling confused by compound interest, you can blame evolution. We explain why and what you can do.
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Saga shares slump by more than 25% after profit warning 6 Dec 2017, 8:57am Saga shares slump by more than 25% after profit warning
Company’s tour operations are hit by demise of Monarch Airlines as insurance division also faces ‘challenging trading’ Shares in Saga, the over-50s travel and insurance company, have slumped after it warned profits would be hit by factors including the collapse of Monarch Airlines. When
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Saga shares dive by 25% on profits warning 6 Dec 2017, 7:05am Saga shares dive by 25% on profits warning
The firm says profits will be hit by the demise of Monarch Airlines and challenges in insurance broking.
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Saga shares dive by 19% on profits warning 6 Dec 2017, 3:12am Saga shares dive by 19% on profits warning
The company says profits will be hit by the airline's demise and challenging conditions in insurance broking.
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Support Wavers for Senate Bill to Shore Up Health-Insurance Markets 5 Dec 2017, 4:40pm Updated Support Wavers for Senate Bill to Shore Up Health-Insurance Markets
Republicans appear to be on the brink of striking down the Affordable Care Act’s health-insurance requirement. But the fate of a bipartisan bill that centrist Republicans hoped would offset some of the fallout is in doubt.
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Support Waves for Senate Bill to Shore Up Health-Insurance Markets 5 Dec 2017, 12:26pm Updated Support Waves for Senate Bill to Shore Up Health-Insurance Markets
Republicans appear to be on the brink of striking down the Affordable Care Act’s health-insurance requirement. But the fate of a bipartisan bill that centrist Republicans hoped would offset some of the fallout is in doubt.
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 December is the most expensive month to insure a car 5 Dec 2017, 4:57am Updated December is the most expensive month to insure a car
With dealerships desperate to increase their sales figures before the end of the year, you can usually get a good discount on a new car in December. But expect to be stung by insurance.
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When Every Year Means an ‘Agonizing’ Search for New Insurance 4 Dec 2017, 8:32pm Updated When Every Year Means an ‘Agonizing’ Search for New Insurance
Under the Affordable Care Act, many Americans are forced to shop around, again and again, when insurance plans quit the market or modify their terms.
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 Record taxes paid by FTSE 100 firms 4 Dec 2017, 4:50pm Record taxes paid by FTSE 100 firms
The payments include corporation tax, the bank levy, business rates, employers’ national insurance and taxes companies collected on behalf of the Government such as income tax.
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 Only 20% of buildings policies cover heating breakdown 4 Dec 2017, 6:23am Only 20% of buildings policies cover heating breakdown
With the mercury plummeting, it would be very bad timing for your boiler to pack-up. Especially when only a fifth of buildings insurance policies cover heating breakdown as standard.
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CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion in a Deal That May Reshape the Health Industry 3 Dec 2017, 10:24pm Updated CVS to Buy Aetna for $69 Billion in a Deal That May Reshape the Health Industry
The deal would combine CVS’s pharmacy and clinic business with a giant insurance company. The combination could lead to lower prices — or fewer choices — for consumers.
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CVS to buy insurance giant Aetna in $69bn deal 3 Dec 2017, 3:30pm CVS to buy insurance giant Aetna in $69bn deal
Deal pairs a company that runs more than 9,700 drugstores and 1,100 walk-in clinics with an insurer covering about 22 million people CVS will buy insurance giant Aetna in a roughly $69bn deal that will help the drugstore chain provide more healthcare and keep a key client, according to a person with knowledge of the matter. The person said on Sunday that CVS Health will pay about $207 in cash and stock for each share of Aetna. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced publicly.
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 Health policies have changed, check your critical cover 3 Dec 2017, 6:53am Updated Health policies have changed, check your critical cover
Stick, twist, top up – or discard? These are the options facing thousands of holders of longstanding protection insurance policies. Angela Alston (pictured) was glad of her cover.
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Retiring: A Radical Move: Giving Up Income to Get Health Insurance 1 Dec 2017, 11:11am Retiring: A Radical Move: Giving Up Income to Get Health Insurance
Anne Cornwell had bad news: Health insurance costs for her and her husband this year would be hugely unaffordable. But she found that taking a big pay cut would qualify them for subsidies.
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 Aviva returns cash to investors, upgrades profit forecast 30 Nov 2017, 8:16am Aviva returns cash to investors, upgrades profit forecast
The insurance giant said it was targeting earnings growth of more than 5 per cent annually from 2019 onwards.
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Aviva digital drive aims to make insurance sexy 30 Nov 2017, 7:30am Aviva digital drive aims to make insurance sexy
Insurance. Not a subject many of us like to think about.
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M&S says ‘no’ to adding my daughter to car insurance 28 Nov 2017, 2:00am M&S says ‘no’ to adding my daughter to car insurance
She’s visiting from Israel. I had no problems with this when I was with Direct Line
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Consumers struggle to cancel unwanted services 27 Nov 2017, 3:58am Consumers struggle to cancel unwanted services
Consumers are struggling to ditch unwanted subscription services such as gym memberships, television, insurance, and online streaming services, according to a new report.
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 RUTH SUNDERLAND: No money to invest? It’s a myth 26 Nov 2017, 7:09am Updated RUTH SUNDERLAND: No money to invest? It’s a myth
Pension funds, insurance funds and sovereign wealth funds have at least £3 trillion in their coffers, according to Legal & General. Much of that could be put to better and more profitable use.
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Aviva offers equal paid parental leave to male and female staff 24 Nov 2017, 11:54am Aviva offers equal paid parental leave to male and female staff
Insurance company will allow up to a year off for parents, six months of which will be on full basic pay, regardless of gender The insurance company Aviva is offering equal parental leave for men and women, with six months’ pay across the board, in a move that is meant to eradicate career impediments for female staff.
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 Can residents in a block of flats stop an insurance claim? 24 Nov 2017, 8:43am Updated Can residents in a block of flats stop an insurance claim?
A leak caused damage to my flat with water seeping into the walls. But my fellow freeholders were not happy that I claimed on our building insurance.
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 Can residents in a block of flats stop an insurance claim 24 Nov 2017, 3:51am Updated Can residents in a block of flats stop an insurance claim
A leak caused damage to my flat with water seeping into the walls. But my fellow freeholders were not happy that I claimed on our building insurance.
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Budget 2017: Tax move will penalise savers, says insurer 24 Nov 2017, 2:22am Budget 2017: Tax move will penalise savers, says insurer
Royal London Insurance says millions of savers could lose out due to the chancellor's tax change.
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DealBook Briefing: The New Fault Lines in the Tax Overhaul 20 Nov 2017, 10:20am Updated DealBook Briefing: The New Fault Lines in the Tax Overhaul
Senator Susan Collins of Maine said the legislation “needs work,” and cited the proposed repeal of the individual insurance mandate as a problem.
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In the driving seat 17 Nov 2017, 5:01pm In the driving seat
Which is the best insurance technology for young drivers: Black box or dash cam?
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Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs 16 Nov 2017, 6:45pm Middle-Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs
In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work.
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Middle Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs 16 Nov 2017, 2:18pm Middle Class Families Confront Soaring Health Insurance Costs
In Virginia, premiums on policies sold under the Affordable Care Act are pushing health coverage out of reach, and customers see political forces at work.
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I.R.S. Starts to Enforce Health Law’s Rule That Employers Offer Insurance 16 Nov 2017, 2:13pm Updated I.R.S. Starts to Enforce Health Law’s Rule That Employers Offer Insurance
Thousands of businesses, many of them small or midsize, will soon get a letter saying they owe penalties because they failed to offer qualifying insurance.
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 Endowment scandal: 70,000 face selling their homes 16 Nov 2017, 8:30am Updated Endowment scandal: 70,000 face selling their homes
Britain's biggest insurance companies are using an EU ruling to brush a major investment scandal under the carpet. Payouts on endowment policies have crashed by up to 78 per cent over 25 years.
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Senate GOP Adds Health-Care Twist to Tax Overhaul Plan 16 Nov 2017, 8:25am Updated Senate GOP Adds Health-Care Twist to Tax Overhaul Plan
Senate Republicans attached a provision to their tax overhaul that would repeal the requirement that all Americans have health insurance, a new twist in the GOP lawmakers’ efforts to rewrite much of the U.S. tax code.
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Insurance gap penalises poor households 15 Nov 2017, 10:00am Updated Insurance gap penalises poor households
Sixteen million people in the UK have no contents insurance and have little in savings to replace items.
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 Ask Tony: Axa turned down my claim because of backache 15 Nov 2017, 4:11am Updated Ask Tony: Axa turned down my claim because of backache
After returning from a strenuous two-week holiday touring India and Nepal in March we booked a short holiday in Germany with Titan for the end of August. We bought insurance with Axa.
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Sessions Avoids AT&T Talk, G.O.P. Merges Taxes and Health Insurance: DealBook Briefing 15 Nov 2017, 4:00am Updated Sessions Avoids AT&T Talk, G.O.P. Merges Taxes and Health Insurance: DealBook Briefing
The attorney general refrained from offering his view on the proposed deal, as the Justice Department weighs whether to sue to block the transaction.
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 Now the endowment scandal gets even worse 15 Nov 2017, 3:36am Updated Now the endowment scandal gets even worse
Britain's biggest insurance companies are using an EU ruling to brush a major investment scandal under the carpet. Payouts on endowment policies have crashed by up to 78 per cent over 25 years.
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 Bean helps you switch energy or insurance automatically 14 Nov 2017, 8:43am Updated Bean helps you switch energy or insurance automatically
If you get to the end of the month, look at your bank balance and think ‘Where has all my money gone?’ it is likely that you need Bean to help get control of what is going on.
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In the frame … the real cost of making an insurance claim 13 Nov 2017, 2:00am In the frame … the real cost of making an insurance claim
I claimed £123 from LV= for broken spectacles but my premium has gone up by £71
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 Could I lose my NI contributions as a result of Brexit? 10 Nov 2017, 4:40am Updated Could I lose my NI contributions as a result of Brexit?
I am an EU citizen and Hungarian national who worked in the UK from June 2007 until November 2015. There are gaps in my UK National Insurance record. Could I lose my contributions after Brexit?
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 Professional footballers most likely speeding convictions 7 Nov 2017, 4:01am Professional footballers most likely speeding convictions
Men across every age group are more likely to have speeding convictions than women, with twice as many having a fine, Admiral Insurance has announced.
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A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program 6 Nov 2017, 3:25pm Updated A Broke, and Broken, Flood Insurance Program
Now, an unusual coalition of insurers, environmentalists and fiscal conservatives is seeking major changes in the federal plan as a deadline approaches.
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Anthem Confirms Swedish to Step Down as CEO 6 Nov 2017, 3:15pm Updated Anthem Confirms Swedish to Step Down as CEO
Anthem Inc. Chief Executive Joseph R. Swedish will step down, and veteran managed-care executive Gail K. Boudreaux will take over as the insurance giant’s next leader Nov. 20.
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Government urged to plug insurance black hole over self-driving cars 6 Nov 2017, 1:01am Government urged to plug insurance black hole over self-driving cars
Law needs updating to clarify who is blame for accidents, say insurers, as autonomous cars set to be allowed on British roads by 2021 Insurance laws will be overhauled to ensure all parties are covered in any accident involving autonomous vehicles, the government has said, in a move that paves the way for self-driving cars to be on UK roads by 2021.
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Government delay to NICs changes for self-employed welcomed 2 Nov 2017, 3:55pm Government delay to NICs changes for self-employed welcomed
Abolition of class 2 contributions would leave lowest-paid to chose between five-fold NI increase or forfeiting state pension Campaigners have welcomed a government decision to delay a national insurance change that will leave some low-earning self-employed people facing a 400% increase in their costs if they want to retain their right to a state pension. The Treasury has also suggested that it may consider measures to help those affected, who include part-time tutors and hairdressers. Several hundred thousand self-employed people who earn less than £6,000 a year could be hit.
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 Dan Hyde: HMRC is robbing dilligent savers 1 Nov 2017, 5:47am Dan Hyde: HMRC is robbing dilligent savers
Confusion around the Government's last-minute National Insurance top-up scheme has led many over-50s to pay for extra state pension income that they cannot actually get.
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 Dan Hyde: The taxman is robbing dilligent savers 1 Nov 2017, 4:38am Updated Dan Hyde: The taxman is robbing dilligent savers
Confusion around the Government's last-minute National Insurance top-up scheme has led many over-50s to pay for extra state pension income that they cannot actually get.
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 Car insurance is most expensive it has ever been, says ABI 27 Oct 2017, 5:04pm Updated Car insurance is most expensive it has ever been, says ABI
The average motor premium has reached £485, an increase of £45 in the last 12 months and the highest it's been since the ABI has been tracking prices.
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Atlantic Hurricanes Wipe Out Reinsurers’ Profits in Europe 26 Oct 2017, 7:30pm Updated Atlantic Hurricanes Wipe Out Reinsurers’ Profits in Europe
Munich Re, one of the largest insurers of insurance companies, said Harvey, Irma and Maria would push it to a third-quarter loss. Higher premiums may follow.
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Hurricanes dent profits at insurance giant Munich Re 26 Oct 2017, 5:25am Hurricanes dent profits at insurance giant Munich Re
Munich Re, which insures other insurance firms, says there is "considerable uncertainty" over estimates.
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26 Oct 2017, 4:44am Munich Re says hurricanes will cost insurer 2.7bn euros
Munich Re, which insures other insurance firms, says there is "considerable uncertainty" over estimates.
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Lloyds profits up as PPI costs recede 25 Oct 2017, 4:38am Updated Lloyds profits up as PPI costs recede
Profits for the third quarter hit £1.95bn as costs of mis-sold payment protection insurance steady.
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 A surge in fresh PPI claims before deadline 22 Oct 2017, 5:50pm A surge in fresh PPI claims before deadline
Banks are braced for a surge in payment protection insurance mis-selling payouts after a new advert featuring Arnold Schwarzenegger triggered a flood of fresh claims.
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I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure 21 Oct 2017, 8:53am Updated I.R.S. Says It Will Reject Tax Returns that Lack Health Insurance Disclosure
The agency says it won’t accept individual tax returns that don’t meet requirements under the Affordable Care Act.
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21 Oct 2017, 12:07am Updated Your Money Adviser: Advice for Homeowners After a Wildfire: Keep a Diary
“Document, document, document,” an insurance consultant said. Detailed notes can help the claim process go smoothly and, maybe, speed it up.
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Regulator Blasts Wells Fargo for Deceptive Auto Insurance Program 20 Oct 2017, 6:17pm Updated Regulator Blasts Wells Fargo for Deceptive Auto Insurance Program
A federal regulator’s report added to pressure on Wells Fargo and suggested that the bank will have to set aside more money to pay back customers it harmed.
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Hurricanes and earthquakes will cost insurance industry £72bn 20 Oct 2017, 2:47pm Updated Hurricanes and earthquakes will cost insurance industry £72bn
2017 will be one of the worst years for insurance claims for natural disasters, says Hiscox, as reinsurance firm Swiss Re says its bill will be around £2.7bn Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, along with two recent earthquakes in Mexico, will cost the insurance industry $95bn (£72bn), according to estimates released on Friday. Swiss Re, one of the world’s biggest reinsurance companies, made the estimate as it admitted its own bill for the natural disasters would be around $3.6bn.
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Zurich to sell student insurer Endsleigh 19 Oct 2017, 11:46am Zurich to sell student insurer Endsleigh
The Swiss insurance giant Zurich is to seek a buyer for Endsleigh, the UK subsidiary which features prominently on university campuses around the country.
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Insurers Brace for Drop in Enrollment Amid ACA Turmoil 18 Oct 2017, 4:59pm Updated Insurers Brace for Drop in Enrollment Amid ACA Turmoil
With enrollment for Affordable Care Act health-insurance plans starting in just two weeks, insurers are bracing for a drop-off among consumers put off by higher rates, confusion about the law’s standing and a shorter window to choose coverage.
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With ACA in Limbo, Insurers Brace for Drop in Enrollment 18 Oct 2017, 8:30am Updated With ACA in Limbo, Insurers Brace for Drop in Enrollment
With enrollment for Affordable Care Act health-insurance plans starting in just two weeks, insurers are bracing for a drop-off among consumers put off by higher rates, confusion about the law’s standing and a shorter window to choose coverage.
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Health Insurers Step Up Open Enrollment Push 18 Oct 2017, 6:03am Updated Health Insurers Step Up Open Enrollment Push
With enrollment for Affordable Care Act health-insurance plans starting in just two weeks, insurers are bracing for a drop-off among consumers put off by higher rates, confusion about the law’s standing and a shorter window to choose coverage.
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 Greedy home insurers use tax rises to hike cover by 50% 18 Oct 2017, 5:23am Updated Greedy home insurers use tax rises to hike cover by 50%
Customers are routinely being sent insurance renewal letters that fail to give any reason for the hikes, except for the increasing cost of Government policies.
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UnitedHealth Revenue Grows Despite ACA Exit 17 Oct 2017, 4:47pm Updated UnitedHealth Revenue Grows Despite ACA Exit
UnitedHealth’s shares gained after it said core insurance and health-services businesses grew in its latest quarter, despite a dent in revenue caused by the company’s decision to pull out of most Affordable Care Act markets.
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 TONY HETHERINGTON: Our new car broke down in one day 15 Oct 2017, 5:24am TONY HETHERINGTON: Our new car broke down in one day
One reader's headache, after purchasing a car that broke down the following day with no reliable insurance.
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Trump Tweets Approval After Health Care Stocks ‘Plunged’ 14 Oct 2017, 4:15pm Trump Tweets Approval After Health Care Stocks ‘Plunged’
President Trump cut off subsidies to cover insurance costs for low-income people, and some health care stocks fell. He cheered.
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13 Oct 2017, 11:56pm Updated Your Money Adviser: The Benefits (and the Catch) of Health Savings Accounts
H.S.A.s offer a triple tax benefit, and if you change jobs, the H.S.A. moves with you. But they’re available only with high-deductible health insurance plans.
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13 Oct 2017, 3:18pm Tech Stocks Lead US Indexes Higher; Hospitals, Insurers Sink
A strong forecast from PC and printer maker HP is helping technology companies Friday as U.S. stock indexes approach record highs again. Retailers are also up after the Commerce Department said Americans shopped more in September. Health insurers and hospital operators are skidding after President Donald Trump said he will stop government payments to insurance companies under the Affordable Care Act.
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 The New Old Age: Wringing Cash From Life Insurance 13 Oct 2017, 12:32pm Updated The New Old Age: Wringing Cash From Life Insurance
Life-settlement providers purchase policies from older people who want the money now. Sometimes that’s a good idea — and sometimes not.
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 Most at-risk residents revealed in UK crime hotspots 13 Oct 2017, 7:42am Updated Most at-risk residents revealed in UK crime hotspots
Insurer Admiral identified the locations that have had the most victims of burglaries and car theft in the last two years after reviewing claims made against 4million home and motor insurance policies.
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Health Care Order May Open Options for Employers 12 Oct 2017, 6:44pm Updated Health Care Order May Open Options for Employers
President Trump’s executive order may give more companies the option of funding tax-favored accounts that workers can use to buy insurance, known as Health Reimbursement Arrangements.
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 Car insurance is £100 more expensive than a year ago 11 Oct 2017, 5:28am Car insurance is £100 more expensive than a year ago
Drivers paid an average of £838 for their car insurance between July and September - £100 more than they stumped up in the same period of 2016.
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 Arron Banks set to net millions from insurance float 8 Oct 2017, 9:52am Arron Banks set to net millions from insurance float
UKIP donor Arron Banks is in line to make millions of pounds from the listing of an insurance firm that he says has been boosted by controversial technology used to help win the Brexit vote.
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 ‘Brexit bad boy’ to net millions from insurance float 8 Oct 2017, 8:37am Updated ‘Brexit bad boy’ to net millions from insurance float
UKIP donor Arron Banks is in line to make millions of pounds from the listing of an insurance firm that he says has been boosted by controversial technology used to help win the Brexit vote.
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Does your travel insurance cover an airline going bust? 7 Oct 2017, 2:00am Does your travel insurance cover an airline going bust?
The Monarch Airlines collapse highlights the need to check the fine print in your travel policyIf you have an annual travel insurance policy you may want to dig out the paperwork and find out whether you have “scheduled airline failure” cover, because given the state of the industry at the moment, you will almost certainly want a policy that includes it. In the wake of
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 Does travel insurance cover Monarch Airline collapse? 5 Oct 2017, 10:18am Updated Does travel insurance cover Monarch Airline collapse?
We take a look at the big consumer questions being asked around the Monarch Airlines failure and consumer protection in general.
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U.S. Rescinds Federal Oversight of AIG 30 Sep 2017, 11:38pm Updated U.S. Rescinds Federal Oversight of AIG
U.S. officials voted to remove federal oversight of AIG, an insurance company now about half the size it was when it was on the brink of collapse and became a poster child of the global financial crisis.
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 Bad weather in Blackpool? Never, says leisure firm... 30 Sep 2017, 5:01pm Bad weather in Blackpool? Never, says leisure firm...
Blackpool Pleasure Beach revealed that last year it had cancelled its ongoing insurance cover against inclement conditions.
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Economic View: Why Public Health Insurance Could Help, Even if You Don’t Want It 29 Sep 2017, 11:24am Economic View: Why Public Health Insurance Could Help, Even if You Don’t Want It
A public option could put competitive pressure on private health insurers. Markets in India and Mexico show how that might work in the United States.
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Lloyd’s of London starts paying out $4.5bn of Harvey and Irma claims 28 Sep 2017, 9:25am Updated Lloyd’s of London starts paying out $4.5bn of Harvey and Irma claims
Insurance market says it is still working out its liability for Hurricane Maria, earthquake in Mexico and Asian typhoons Lloyd’s of London, the world’s biggest insurance market, has started paying out the first of $4.5bn (£3.6bn) of claims related to tropical storm Harvey and Hurricane Irma, which wreaked havoc in the southern US and Caribbean. Inga Beale, the Lloyd’s of London chief executive, said: “The market is assessing claims and starting to make payments that will help local communities and businesses get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”
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 Crisis-hit AA puts its business up for sale 26 Sep 2017, 6:34pm Crisis-hit AA puts its business up for sale
The AA has hung the ‘for sale’ sign over its driving schools, road signs and maps divisions in a bid to reverse a chronic fall in fortunes. The firm wants to focus on breakdowns and insurance.
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Boeing Recruits Insurers to Fill Financing Gap 26 Sep 2017, 11:24am Updated Boeing Recruits Insurers to Fill Financing Gap
Boeing Co. has found a new source of financing for jetliner orders that are expected to approach $200 billion a year by the end of the decade: insurance companies.
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 comparethemarket.com probed over higher home insurance 26 Sep 2017, 7:02am Updated comparethemarket.com probed over higher home insurance
The Competition Market Authority said it suspected that consumers using the website, of which it did not reveal the name, were not getting the best deal on home insurance.
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Is mortgage protection insurance necessary when buying a house? 25 Sep 2017, 10:12am Is mortgage protection insurance necessary when buying a house?
I have a high BMI and think I’d be turned down for cover
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Redundancy payout nightmare after bank transfer error sends stranger money 25 Sep 2017, 2:00am Redundancy payout nightmare after bank transfer error sends stranger money
Moving funds about is getting ever easier thanks to technology, but so are the chances of sending them to the wrong placeLife as Sam Woods knew it changed in July when his employer went into administration. The 31-year-old was one of 50 workers who lost their jobs when their company called in the receivers. But while his colleagues soon received statutory redundancy pay, Woods, who had worked for the firm for 10 years, waited in vain. Five weeks later he discovered his bank account number had been mistyped on his online claim form and the £3,470 he was due from the Insolvency Service had been paid into a stranger’s account. Woods and his colleagues had not been paid for their last two weeks of employment and it was a month before he began receiving jobseeker’s allowance. Without the redundancy money he was unable to pay off his rental arrears and was obliged to move out of his shared flat. When his insurance payments bounced he had to give up his car.
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Direct Line, why has my home insurance gone up by 442% in one year? 23 Sep 2017, 1:59am Direct Line, why has my home insurance gone up by 442% in one year?
The firm’s new tool for assessing flood risk could see home premiums soar, as one reader with a £1,000 policy discoveredWhen Paul Barlow from south London opened his latest home insurance renewal quote from Direct Line, he was staggered by the increase in the premium. The year before the insurer had charged just £189 for his property: a ground-floor, two-bed flat he rents out in Bermondsey, near Tower Bridge. But this year it wanted £1,025 – an increase of 442%. When he rang, thinking it must be some sort of mistake, the representative said he was lucky because if he had been a new customer the insurer would have turned him down entirely. Barlow’s home is not in some hell-hole location where burglary is rife; he has not been making large claims for subsidence or other matters that usually make insurers hike premiums. What Barlow has fallen victim to is a new flood-mapping tool used by Direct Line called geospatial analysis, which attempts to assess flood risk with pinpoint accuracy and could see huge premium increases for thousands of other homes, not just in the capital but all over the UK.
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 Stylish new Volvo XC40 unveiled 22 Sep 2017, 5:51am Updated Stylish new Volvo XC40 unveiled
Instead of buying a new car outright and owning it, drivers of the new XC40 will have the option of paying a flat-rate monthly subscription of £629, which includes road tax, insurance, and servicing.
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 Cost pressures hit over-50s travel and insurance firm 22 Sep 2017, 4:46am Cost pressures hit over-50s travel and insurance firm
Over-50s travel and insurance firm Saga suffered a 6.3% drop in pre-tax profits in the first half of 2017 as cost pressures took their toll
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Over-50s group Saga sees growing travel demand 22 Sep 2017, 3:48am Over-50s group Saga sees growing travel demand
The growing popularity of cruises and long-haul trips helped over-50s travel and insurance group Saga remain on track for another year of profit growth.
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 City jobs have gone UP since the Brexit vote 21 Sep 2017, 4:51pm City jobs have gone UP since the Brexit vote
There are a total of 11,000 new jobs at financial and insurance companies in the second quarter of 2017 than in the previous three months, official statistics show.
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Co-op profits fall as it offloads final stake in bank 21 Sep 2017, 9:47am Updated Co-op profits fall as it offloads final stake in bank
Mutual group says decline is result of handing discounts to members and losses in its insurance business The Co-operative Group has reported a fall in pre-tax profits after handing discounts to members, and said it is selling its final 1% stake in the Co-op Bank. The mutual, which runs grocery shops, funeral homes and an insurance business, said it made underlying pre-tax profits of £14m in the six months to 1 July, down 48% on the same period a year before. The decline was the result of a £29m payout in discounts to member shoppers and nearly £6m to local communities under its revived membership rewards scheme. Excluding the member payouts, underlying profits rose.
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 Car insurance costs soar 14.6% in a year 21 Sep 2017, 8:29am Updated Car insurance costs soar 14.6% in a year
Car insurance premiums have risen by an average of 14.6 per cent in the past 12 months to reach £755, new research from Consumer Intelligence shows.
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Co-op Group profit drops as insurance income falls 21 Sep 2017, 2:42am Co-op Group profit drops as insurance income falls
Interim profits almost halve as the group's insurance business falls into a loss.
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 Pensions to British expats could stop without Brexit deal 20 Sep 2017, 4:17am Updated Pensions to British expats could stop without Brexit deal
Pension and insurance deals could enter legal limbo, leaving British expats and other EU residents facing financial hardship if their payouts are cut off after March 2019.
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Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Rises Toward $19,000 a Year 19 Sep 2017, 6:18pm Cost of Employer-Provided Health Insurance Rises Toward $19,000 a Year
The average cost of health coverage offered by employers pushed toward $19,000 for a family plan this year, while the share of firms providing insurance to workers continued to edge lower, according to a major survey.
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While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable 19 Sep 2017, 12:30pm While Premiums Soar Under Obamacare, Costs of Employer-Based Plans Are Stable
A new survey of employers shows moderate price hikes in health benefits in spite of turmoil in the individual insurance market
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Lloyd’s of London firm moves European base to Dublin over Brexit 19 Sep 2017, 11:48am Lloyd’s of London firm moves European base to Dublin over Brexit
Insurance syndicate XL Group is one of several companies choosing Irish capital to guarantee access to the EU single market One of Lloyd’s of London largest insurance syndicates is to move its European headquarters to Dublin because of Brexit, Ireland’s prime minister has announced. XL Group, which operates the XL Catlin brand, has chosen the Irish capital as its “preferred location for its principal European Union insurance company” subject to regulatory approval, said the Irish Industrial Development Authority.
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 MARKET REPORT: Esure share sale rumour gives rivals lift 18 Sep 2017, 5:01pm MARKET REPORT: Esure share sale rumour gives rivals lift
Weekend reports claimed Wood – who is said to be worth around £693m – has discussed the sale of his controlling 30.8 per cent stake in Esure, worth around £358.2m, with rival insurance chiefs.
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 Scots are most likely to have a driving conviction 18 Sep 2017, 10:20am Updated Scots are most likely to have a driving conviction
Insurance comparison site MoneySupermarket found that 2.75% of licence holders in Scotland currently has a conviction, after reviewing 75 million quotes ran on its site in the last three years.
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 Read what your insurer says about its customers 18 Sep 2017, 9:11am Updated Read what your insurer says about its customers
We believe passionately that loyal customers do not get a fair enough deal from insurance companies when they renew home or car cover. We asked firms to explain their policies.
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Alibaba-Backed Insurer Plans IPO That Could Set Its Value at $10 Billion 18 Sep 2017, 2:14am Updated Alibaba-Backed Insurer Plans IPO That Could Set Its Value at $10 Billion
ZhongAn Online Property & Casualty Insurance said it plans to raise up to $1.5 billion in an initial public offering that could value China’s first online-only insurer at around $10 billion.
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 Insurers charge 20% EXTRA just for paying in instalments 17 Sep 2017, 4:41am Updated Insurers charge 20% EXTRA just for paying in instalments
Most insurance companies have increased their cost of credit in recent years despite benign interest rates since March 2009. The Jerrams (pictured) always get the best deal.
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 Insurer Hastings abandons plans to merge with AA 12 Sep 2017, 6:03pm Insurer Hastings abandons plans to merge with AA
On Monday it emerged that the plans sparked a row among the AA board that ended in executive chairman Bob Mackenzie being sacked after a run-in with the head of the insurance Mike Lloyd.
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11 Sep 2017, 10:27am Stocks Jump as Relieved Investors Buy Bank, Insurance, Tech
US stocks are jumping Monday, following global markets higher, after Hurricane Irma weakened without causing as much damage as many had feared. Travel companies and insurers are also rising.
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 Readers tell insurers why they deserve to be rewarded 11 Sep 2017, 5:10am Updated Readers tell insurers why they deserve to be rewarded
Readers have en masse backed the Mail on Sunday's investigation into the murky world of insurance and the failure of companies, large and small, to reward loyal customers.
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 JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Loyalty will always get my thanks   10 Sep 2017, 8:13am JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Loyalty will always get my thanks  
Jeff Prestridge says he cannot thank enough those readers who have lent their support to the Mail on Sunday's investigation into the malfunctioning insurance market.
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We got a sinking feeling as Bradford & Bingley cancelled our home insurance 10 Sep 2017, 1:59am We got a sinking feeling as Bradford & Bingley cancelled our home insurance
Mid contract, it told us we were now ‘unacceptable’
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UK insurance payouts to shrink after U-turn on lump sum formula 7 Sep 2017, 1:13pm UK insurance payouts to shrink after U-turn on lump sum formula
Hefty rises in car insurance premiums will level off as industry backlash forces government to revise Ogden rate changes Increases in payouts to victims of car crashes and botched operations are to be scaled back after a furious backlash by the insurance industry against Ministry of Justice plans. In a significant U-turn by ministers, changes to the so-called “Ogden rate” used to calculate compensation payouts are to be revised, after insurers said they would inflate car insurance premiums by hundreds of pounds.
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 Ogden rate rise may see car insurance costs fall 7 Sep 2017, 11:49am Ogden rate rise may see car insurance costs fall
The plans follow a change earlier this year on returns victims of serious accidents are expected to get from payouts. This cut was blamed for sending car insurance costs soaring.
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 The sneaky tactics life insurers use to catch out smokers 6 Sep 2017, 5:20am Updated The sneaky tactics life insurers use to catch out smokers
Smokers are more likely to die young, and so the risk of a life insurance claim is higher. This means they are typically charged double what a non-smoker would pay.
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Deadline Looms for Insurers to File Rate Proposals 4 Sep 2017, 4:46pm Deadline Looms for Insurers to File Rate Proposals
A deadline for insurers to file 2018 prices for health insurance sold through Affordable Care Act exchanges arrives Tuesday, but state regulators are still struggling to make decisions about pricing and coverage amid uncertainty in federal-health policy.
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Damaged by Harvey? Get a Tax Break While You Can 1 Sep 2017, 5:05pm Updated Damaged by Harvey? Get a Tax Break While You Can
Because most insurance coverage for homeowners excludes flood damage, many victims of the storm will need to take “casualty-loss” write-offs to recoup what they can. Here’s what you need to know.
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Retiring: Helping Women Over 50 Face Their Financial Fears 1 Sep 2017, 3:00pm Retiring: Helping Women Over 50 Face Their Financial Fears
After hearing too many stories of women who had ignored their finances until they became widows, a publicist and an insurance executive decided to get them talking about it.
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 Startup Neos gives home insurance a smart makeover 31 Aug 2017, 11:51am Updated Startup Neos gives home insurance a smart makeover
Neos sets customers up with eight smart sensors and an HD video camera dotted around your home, all reporting to a smartphone app to help pick up problems as early as possible.
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 Five tips to avoid holiday car hire traps abroad 30 Aug 2017, 4:29am Updated Five tips to avoid holiday car hire traps abroad
Responding to Money Mail’s investigation into tactics used by overseas car rental firms to sell insurance, the ABI has issued five key tips to help holidaymakers avoid some of the traps.
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No, Sept. 1 Isn’t Deadline for Hurricane-Damage Claims Under New Texas Law 29 Aug 2017, 6:49pm No, Sept. 1 Isn’t Deadline for Hurricane-Damage Claims Under New Texas Law
As floodwaters rose in Houston, dire warnings spread on social media: File insurance claims by Friday or forfeit some of what you’ve got coming to you. That’s not true.
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‘Do It Now!’ U.K. Regulator Turns to Animatronic Arnold Schwarzenegger 29 Aug 2017, 1:24pm ‘Do It Now!’ U.K. Regulator Turns to Animatronic Arnold Schwarzenegger
In seeking to educate the public about a missold insurance product, the Financial Conduct Authority has drafted a robotic Arnie.
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 Banks face soaring PPI claim costs if millions claim 29 Aug 2017, 12:12pm Updated Banks face soaring PPI claim costs if millions claim
Banks have set aside £35billion so far to compensate people who are thought to have been mis-sold payment protection insurance.
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‘Do It Now!’ U.K. Regulator Turns to Animatronic Arnold Schwarzenegger. 29 Aug 2017, 12:06pm ‘Do It Now!’ U.K. Regulator Turns to Animatronic Arnold Schwarzenegger.
In seeking to educate the public about a missold insurance product, the Financial Conduct Authority has drafted a robotic Arnie.
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Total Harvey cost could be as high as $100bn, says insurance expert 29 Aug 2017, 12:04pm Total Harvey cost could be as high as $100bn, says insurance expert
Damage inflicted in Texas by tropical storm may be more than Hurricane Sandy – and many victims are likely to be uninsured
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Total Harvey cost could be as high as $100bn, say insurance experts 29 Aug 2017, 8:44am Updated Total Harvey cost could be as high as $100bn, say insurance experts
Damage inflicted in Texas by tropical storm may be more than Hurricane Sandy – and many victims are likely to be uninsured With the catastrophic Texas floods triggered by the former hurricane Harvey set to worsen, early estimates suggest the financial damage it has inflicted has already run into tens of billions of dollars, and one forecaster has predicted the final bill could be as high as $100bn (£77bn).
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PPI scandal: the winners and losers so far 29 Aug 2017, 7:24am PPI scandal: the winners and losers so far
With the constant blizzard of emails, text messages and cold calls from the claims management companies, not to mention the barrage of television and newspaper advertising they generate, it seems scarcely believable that there is a soul in the land who has not heard of the Payment Protection Insurance (PPI) mis-selling scandal.
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Arnie back as the face of PPI claims deadline 29 Aug 2017, 4:55am Arnie back as the face of PPI claims deadline
Arnold Schwarzenegger is fronting a campaign warning consumers they only have two years to claim compensation for mis-sold payment protection insurance (PPI).
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 Why loyalty to your insurer gets you nowhere 29 Aug 2017, 3:25am Updated Why loyalty to your insurer gets you nowhere
A major probe into the seedy world of insurance shows widespread disillusionment among many former longstanding customers of some of the biggest insurance brands in the country.
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How to File a Claim for Flood Damage 28 Aug 2017, 7:57pm How to File a Claim for Flood Damage
If your home was damaged because of flooding and is covered through the National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA offers these steps to file a claim.
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Homeowners (and Taxpayers) Face Billions in Losses From Harvey Flooding 28 Aug 2017, 6:56pm Homeowners (and Taxpayers) Face Billions in Losses From Harvey Flooding
Most insurance claims will fall on the federal government, where there is coverage at all. Even where required, it often goes unpurchased.
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US markets assess Harvey damage 28 Aug 2017, 4:42pm Updated US markets assess Harvey damage
Wall Street was mixed on Monday, with insurance companies' share prices falling.
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28 Aug 2017, 11:39am S&P, Dow Flat as Investors Weigh Impact of Harvey
The Dow and the S&P were unchanged in late-morning trading on Monday with losses in insurance and oil stocks offset by gains in shares of health and home improvement retail chains as investors assessed the impact of Tropical Storm Harvey.
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UK TV industry risks losing £1bn a year to Amazon, YouTube and Facebook 27 Aug 2017, 10:29am UK TV industry risks losing £1bn a year to Amazon, YouTube and Facebook
Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could follow other industries in losing out to digital ‘middlemen’, says report Traditional broadcasters such as the BBC, ITV and Sky could lose a combined £1bn per year if rival services from Amazon, Facebook and YouTube become dominant players in the TV industry over the next decade. A new report says that UK broadcasters could suffer the same fate as industries including music, news, insurance and property where powerful digital newcomers – including Apple, Google, YouTube, Moneysupermarket and Rightmove – muscled in as middlemen to take a significant share of revenues.
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 JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Shop around for your insurance 27 Aug 2017, 6:26am Updated JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Shop around for your insurance
As our special investigation highlights, longstanding customers are being taken for a ride by many insurers, in some instances paying up to ten times the market rate.
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Hurricane Harvey Threatens Largest Flood Insurer: The Government 26 Aug 2017, 5:08pm Updated Hurricane Harvey Threatens Largest Flood Insurer: The Government
Hurricane Harvey could inundate the National Flood Insurance Program with billions in new claims shortly before the plan is scheduled to expire on Sept. 30 with just $5.8 billion left it can borrow from the Treasury to meet obligations.
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Trump’s Threats on Health Law Hide an Upside: Gains Made by Some Insurers 26 Aug 2017, 4:37pm Trump’s Threats on Health Law Hide an Upside: Gains Made by Some Insurers
Despite anxiety over the Affordable Care Act’s stability, many insurance companies still participating have cut losses sharply. Some are starting to prosper.
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Hurricane Harvey Threatens Largest Flood Insurer 26 Aug 2017, 2:34pm Hurricane Harvey Threatens Largest Flood Insurer
Hurricane Harvey could inundate the National Flood Insurance Program with billions in new claims shortly before the plan is scheduled to expire on Sept. 30 with just $5.8 billion left it can borrow from the Treasury to meet obligations.
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Banks brace for rush of PPI claims as £42m TV ad campaign begins 25 Aug 2017, 9:59am Updated Banks brace for rush of PPI claims as £42m TV ad campaign begins
Industry watchdog the FCA forces industry to fund campaign to spur fresh wave of claims before 2019 deadline Britain’s banks are bracing themselves for a new wave of compensation claims likely to be sparked by a £42m advertising campaign urging customers to complain about their payment protection insurance policies.
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How to reclaim mis-sold PPI for free 25 Aug 2017, 9:30am Updated How to reclaim mis-sold PPI for free
Getting compensation can be a quick and easy – and there is no need to use expensive claims handling company Reclaiming mis-sold payment protection insurance can be a quick and easy process. There is no need to use a claims handling company that will rake off 30% of any compensation you are awarded.
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 What is insurance identity fraud and how does it work?  25 Aug 2017, 7:54am Updated What is insurance identity fraud and how does it work? 
Insurance identity fraud is when a criminal takes out an insurance product in someone else’s name. There were 20 cases in the first half of last year - and 2,070 in this.
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Banks brace for rush of PPI claims after £42m TV ad campaign 25 Aug 2017, 7:09am Updated Banks brace for rush of PPI claims after £42m TV ad campaign
Industry watchdog the FCA forces industry to fund campaign to spur fresh wave of claims before 2019 deadline Britain’s banks are bracing themselves for a new wave of compensation claims likely to be sparked by a £42m advertising campaign urging customers to complain about their payment protection insurance policies.
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 EU ruling means Britons may need to insure lawnmowers 25 Aug 2017, 3:06am Updated EU ruling means Britons may need to insure lawnmowers
A ruling by the European Court of Justice said compensation for injuries suffered by a Slovenian farm worker by a tractor on private land should have been covered by a motor insurance policy.
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 How to cut your home insurance premiums: Eight top tips 24 Aug 2017, 4:30am How to cut your home insurance premiums: Eight top tips
Homeowners in South West London are quoted the highest premiums for buildings and contents insurance than any other bill payers in the country, Here's eight easy steps to cut your insurance bill.
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 Eight top tips to cut your home insurance premiums 24 Aug 2017, 3:18am Updated Eight top tips to cut your home insurance premiums
Homeowners in South West London are quoted the highest premiums for buildings and contents insurance than any other bill payers in the country, Here's eight easy steps to cut your insurance bill.
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 The hidden fees around car insurance renewal revealed 23 Aug 2017, 4:21am Updated The hidden fees around car insurance renewal revealed
Drivers face a raft of hidden fees when renewing car insurance, with providers charging fees of up to £75 just to roll over a policy for another year, Money Mail can reveal.
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 Boiler repair cost me £245 - but my insurer refuses to pay 23 Aug 2017, 3:53am Updated Boiler repair cost me £245 - but my insurer refuses to pay
I called out 24/7 Home Rescue under our insurance contract because our boiler was not firing up. I am a carer for my husband, who is seriously disabled, so we need the boiler to work.
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Identity fraud reaching epidemic levels, new figures show 23 Aug 2017, 2:03am Updated Identity fraud reaching epidemic levels, new figures show
Fraud prevention service Cifas says there were a record 89,000 cases of identity theft in the first half of this year Identity theft has reached epidemic levels in the UK, with incidents of this type of fraud running at almost 500 a day, according to the latest figures. During the first six months of this year there were a record 89,000 cases of identity fraud, which typically involves criminals pretending to be an individual in order to steal their money, buy items or take out a loan or car insurance in their name.
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Home owners ‘improving rather than moving’ 22 Aug 2017, 4:20pm Home owners ‘improving rather than moving’
The number of planning applications submitted for home improvements has jumped by 26% across England, Scotland and Wales, research from Halifax Insurance shows.
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 Do I need insurance for my drone in case of an accident? 22 Aug 2017, 4:57am Updated Do I need insurance for my drone in case of an accident?
If a drone user caused an accident, would there be grounds to sue - and do they need to have insurance for using the gadgets?
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Beware Admiral’s policy when it comes to speed awareness courses 21 Aug 2017, 1:59am Beware Admiral’s policy when it comes to speed awareness courses
When I said I’d been on one, my insurance quote shot up by £50
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Fair Game: Wells Fargo Borrower Got Unneeded Insurance, and Ruined Credit 18 Aug 2017, 1:55pm Fair Game: Wells Fargo Borrower Got Unneeded Insurance, and Ruined Credit
Allan Dunlap was among 800,000 Wells Fargo borrowers wrongly charged for auto coverage. The bank admits errors, but he’s had to fight to be made whole.
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Fair Game: He Didn’t Need the Insurance, or the Ruined Credit Report 18 Aug 2017, 5:00am Fair Game: He Didn’t Need the Insurance, or the Ruined Credit Report
Allan Dunlap was among 800,000 Wells Fargo borrowers wrongly charged for auto coverage. The bank admits errors, but he’s had to fight to be made whole.
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Former burglars say barking dogs and CCTV are best deterrent 18 Aug 2017, 1:01am Former burglars say barking dogs and CCTV are best deterrent
Ex-criminals tell Co-op Insurance most thieves are opportunists who tend to avoid difficult break-ins Burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV cameras and barking dogs, according to a panel of former criminals. Nearly half of the 12 former burglars consulted by Co-op Insurance said most thieves were opportunists wandering the streets who would avoid difficult break-ins that were likely to attract attention.
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How I took on a car hire company – and won 12 Aug 2017, 2:00am How I took on a car hire company – and won
When Goldcar added €60 to Richard Colbey’s rental bill because he hadn’t swept up some sand, it was time to fight backGoldcar, of all the car rental companies, features most in readers’ complaints to Money’s Consumer Champions. So it was with some trepidation that I defied the simple advice – “don’t” – and booked a car with Goldcar, for half the price offered by anyone else, in Bordeaux last month. We hired a family-sized car for a week in an area with delightful surf beaches. It must have been obvious to anyone, including the Goldcar receptionist, that my motley bunch of kids were headed to the seaside. It is equally obvious that if you take children to beaches you get sand in a car. Although I was properly warned of the costs if I caused any damage – on this occasion the insurance sales pitch was not particularly hard – nothing was said about cleaning.
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Want to insure a learner driver? Here’s what you need to know 12 Aug 2017, 2:00am Want to insure a learner driver? Here’s what you need to know
Adding a 17-year-old to your main policy can be pricey, so pay-per-hour could be a better solution. We crunch the numbers If your teenage son or daughter has just started driving lessons, or is eagerly awaiting the day they can do so, it probably won’t be long before you find yourself having to navigate the world of “learner driver insurance”. There are lots of companies offering insurance designed for learners, from household names to smaller specialists – but spool back a decade or so, and this type of cover virtually didn’t exist.
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L&G profits boosted as UK population dying earlier than expected 9 Aug 2017, 10:09am L&G profits boosted as UK population dying earlier than expected
Insurance and pensions firm able to release £126m cash reserves and increase dividend after growth in life expectancy slows A slowdown in the growth in life expectancy for the UK population has boosted profits at insurance and pensions firm Legal & General, which said people were dying sooner than it had expected.
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 How to switch all your bills without getting into a muddle 9 Aug 2017, 9:55am Updated How to switch all your bills without getting into a muddle
We're constantly being told that to get the best deals on everything from broadband to energy and insurance we should switch, switch, switch. But it's not always as simple as we're led to believe.
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 The 10 mistakes motorists make that invalidates insurance 9 Aug 2017, 6:32am Updated The 10 mistakes motorists make that invalidates insurance
This is according to new research by uSwitch, which uncovered that two thirds of drivers are putting their payout at risk by a lack of awareness about actions that could make their policy worthless.
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Wells Fargo, Awash in Scandal, Faces Violations Over Car Insurance Refunds 7 Aug 2017, 9:00pm Wells Fargo, Awash in Scandal, Faces Violations Over Car Insurance Refunds
The Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco is investigating the lender for not refunding car buyers who bought special insurance and repaid their loans early.
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The Potential and Peril of Giving a Brand a Human Face 7 Aug 2017, 6:40pm Updated The Potential and Peril of Giving a Brand a Human Face
Characters like Flo, star of 140 Progressive Insurance commercials, can deliver a brand message in a potent way. But they’re not great at evolving.
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Former MetLife Unit Brighthouse Has Tough Task: Selling Insurance 5 Aug 2017, 9:50pm Updated Former MetLife Unit Brighthouse Has Tough Task: Selling Insurance
Brighthouse Financial, an insurance and annuities company spun off from MetLife, will begin trading Monday in a market that has seen ultralow interest rates for a decade.
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 JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Insurers failing to reward loyalty 5 Aug 2017, 4:51pm JEFF PRESTRIDGE: Insurers failing to reward loyalty
It is time for the Association of British Insurers, the flag waver for insurance companies bad and good, to undergo a rebrand.
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Goldman sells stake in £2bn Rothesay Life 4 Aug 2017, 12:16pm Goldman sells stake in £2bn Rothesay Life
An Asian sovereign wealth fund and American insurance giant are to pay Goldman Sachs hundreds of millions of pounds for its stake in Rothesay Life, the UK pensions buyout firm it founded a decade ago.
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 Aviva boss: Car insurance market punishes loyal customers 4 Aug 2017, 8:54am Updated Aviva boss: Car insurance market punishes loyal customers
Mark Wilson hit out at the way customers are tempted to switch with ultra-low premiums for the first year at a new insurer while those loyal to a single company see their bills rise.
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Car insurance market dysfunctional, says Aviva 3 Aug 2017, 5:11am Car insurance market dysfunctional, says Aviva
The car insurance market does not reward loyal customers, says the boss of insurance giant Aviva.
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Allianz pounces on £1bn LV= insurance unit 2 Aug 2017, 12:29pm Allianz pounces on £1bn LV= insurance unit
LV=, the friendly society that is one of Britain’s biggest financial services mutuals, is close to wrapping up a landmark deal with the German insurance giant Allianz.
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 Do you need travel insurance for UK holidays? 31 Jul 2017, 4:31am Updated Do you need travel insurance for UK holidays?
With a free national health service, at the point of service, is it ever necessary to take out additional travel insurance when taking a staycation?
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 How to cut the cost of motoring for under-25s 30 Jul 2017, 6:39am Updated How to cut the cost of motoring for under-25s
While a recent fall in fuel prices has offered young drivers a little respite, other costs – such as eye-watering increases in insurance premiums – remain a major financial burden.
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 Cancer survivors pay four times more for travel cover 28 Jul 2017, 10:05am Updated Cancer survivors pay four times more for travel cover
The average cancer survivor pays an eye-watering £133 for a travel insurance policy if they have had a diagnosis in the past – nearly four times the average cost of £37.
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Barclays sets aside extra £700m for PPI 28 Jul 2017, 6:13am Updated Barclays sets aside extra £700m for PPI
Barclays provides an extra £700m to meet claims for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance.
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Barclays sets aside extra £700m for PPI claims 28 Jul 2017, 5:59am Updated Barclays sets aside extra £700m for PPI claims
Bank makes pre-tax profit of £2.3bn in first six months of the year, but is hit by loss on sale of part of its African business Barclays has set aside an extra £700m for the payment protection insurance misselling scandal and revealed that it has taken a loss on the sale of part of its African business. The bank reported profits for the first six months of the year of £2.3bn, up 13%, but the accounting treatment of the sale of its African arm resulted in a £1.2bn loss for shareholders.
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Barclays sets aside £700m more for PPI claims 28 Jul 2017, 2:00am Barclays sets aside £700m more for PPI claims
Barclays has allocated an extra £700m to pay compensation claims for the mis-selling of payment protection insurance.
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Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Auto Insurance on Borrowers 27 Jul 2017, 8:52pm Wells Fargo Forced Unwanted Auto Insurance on Borrowers
An internal report shows customers with car loans had costly, unnecessary insurance tacked onto their bills, and 274,000 were pushed into delinquency.
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Lloyds takes fresh £1bn hit from PPI compensation claims 27 Jul 2017, 9:43am Updated Lloyds takes fresh £1bn hit from PPI compensation claims
Banking group’s profits rise by just 4% to £2.5bn in first six months as it faces more charges over PPI and mortgages Lloyds Banking Group has taken a fresh £1.6bn hit in the first six months of the year to cope with a new wave of claims from consumers missold payment protection insurance and to rectify treatment of mistreated mortgage customers. The figure includes an additional £1bn charge for PPI – a scandal that has now cost the bank £18.1bn since
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Lloyds sets aside another £700m for PPI insurance claims 27 Jul 2017, 6:37am Updated Lloyds sets aside another £700m for PPI insurance claims
The bank reports half-year profits of £2.5bn and sets aside another £700m for PPI claims.
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Good for the rich, bad for the poor: Trump’s healthcare plan is a lot like his tax plan 25 Jul 2017, 7:00am Good for the rich, bad for the poor: Trump’s healthcare plan is a lot like his tax plan
Republicans believe a health savings account will benefit many Americans. But what applies to big-screen TVs doesn’t apply to cardiac surgery Amid all the yelling and screaming over the future of US healthcare, it’s not surprising that the points on which Trump, his party and even some Democrats agree on have gone largely unnoticed. And yet chief among them is a product that is likely to feature in any future legislation proposing a replacement insurance system, or that could well end up surviving as an independent, standalone idea if the broad legislation fails. Sadly, it’s a product that for many people just doesn’t work.
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Sixt took me for a ride over car hire cover 23 Jul 2017, 2:00am Sixt took me for a ride over car hire cover
It failed to include even basic insurance in its headline price, leaving me liable for up to €24,000
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 Insurers say stage one cancer is not valid for full cover  22 Jul 2017, 4:38pm Insurers say stage one cancer is not valid for full cover 
A controversial proposal by the insurance industry to water down the benefits payable from a popular type of financial protection cover has been widely criticised.
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Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide 22 Jul 2017, 2:00am Sun, sea, sand … and a last-minute money-saving holiday guide
Not grabbed your euros or sorted out travel insurance? Yet to book airport parking? And what about which card to use? Check out our guide – but please do it in advance next year, you’ll save much more!Probably the worst currency deal is at Forexchange in Cardiff airport. Let’s say you want to head off with at least £100 of euros to cover your first few days in Spain. When Guardian Money checked the walk-up rate yesterday it would give us just €88.30 – a far cry from the “market” rate which is around €1.11 to £1. In other words, you’d be losing as much as 20%.
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 Nationwide travel insurance bans cyclists without helmets 21 Jul 2017, 10:48am Updated Nationwide travel insurance bans cyclists without helmets
Nationwide has sparked a travel insurance row after changing its policy to mean that those riding bikes while on holiday will only be covered if they wear a helmet.
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 Nationwide packaged current account fees creep up by £36 19 Jul 2017, 5:09am Updated Nationwide packaged current account fees creep up by £36
FlexPlus customers pay £10 a month for perks including mobile phone insurance, travel cover and car breakdown assistance. From September 21, it rises to £13 a month.
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Cost of UK car insurance leaps 11% to record high 18 Jul 2017, 4:39am Cost of UK car insurance leaps 11% to record high
Changes to compensation rules and rise in insurance premium tax blamed, as drivers pay £484 on average for annual policy The cost of car insurance has soared by 11%, nearly four times the rate of inflation, over the past year, taking the cost of motor cover to a record high. UK drivers are paying an average £484 for an annual insurance policy, up£48 in the last 12 months, according to the Association of British Insurers. It laid much of the blame on changes to compensation rules and an increase in insurance premium tax.
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Cost of car insurance in UK hits record high after 11% jump in 12 months 18 Jul 2017, 2:22am Updated Cost of car insurance in UK hits record high after 11% jump in 12 months
Changes to compensation rules and rise in insurance premium tax blamed, as drivers pay £484 on average for annual policy The cost of car insurance has soared by 11%, nearly four times the rate of inflation, over the past year, taking the cost of motor cover to a record high. UK drivers are paying an average £484 for an annual insurance policy, up£48 in the last 12 months, according to the Association of British Insurers. It laid much of the blame on changes to compensation rules and an increase in insurance premium tax.
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