February 2011 Archive

UK GDP revised downwards

UK's GDP is revised downwards, ONS reveals

The UK's gross domestic product (GDP) has been revised downwards from 0.5 per cent to 0.6 per cent, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) reveals.

High-street sales growth stumbles, CBI finds

High-street sales sag in February

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has revealed that the growth of high-street sales has slowed in February.

Am I covered with my insurance company for bad workmanship?

A reader had some repairs done at home after a water leak but believes the repairs were not carried out to a sufficient standard and wants to know what redress he may have.

Will my holiday be covered if there is political unrest?

A reader wants to know if thier holiday to Morocco will be covered by travel insurance if there is political unrest in the country as has been seen recently in neighbouring countries

Brits 'wasting money by not switching home insurance'

Brits 'could save more by switching home insurance provider'

Britons could be wasting over £1.7 million every year by not changing their home insurance provider, according to new research.

Drivers urged to shop around for car insurance

Drivers urged to shop around for car insurance

Drivers are wasting the equivalent of £270 each by sticking with their existing car insurance provider rather than shopping around.

Over 100,000 mobiles 'dropped in the toilet' each year

More than 100,000 people claim on their insurance for phones 'dropped down the toilet' each year

A new survey shows that 101,000 mobile phones are dropped into the toilet each year – representing some eight per cent of mobile insurance claims.

How to increase the chances of your insurance paying out

Follow the rules to ensure the best chance of success when making an insurance claim

Taking out insurance for your home, car or holiday is essential but making a successful claim can prove difficult so follow our guide to increase your chances.

PM's new cat Larry provides pet insurance reminder

AA Pet Insurance offers cat advice

AA Pet Insurance has issued cat owners with a warning about the potential threat of a rat bite.

New ISAs from Saffron Building Society

New ISAs from Saffron Building Society

Saffron Building Society has announced the launch of four new fixed-rate ISAs, ahead of the end of the tax year.

Brits 'will change motoring habits to save money'

Drivers 'will to make changes to reduce costs'

Two-thirds of Britons will change their motoring habits in order to reduce their expenditure, a new survey reveals.

Santander launches new mortgage products

Santander launches new mortgage products

Santander has launched a new two-year fixed mortgage product at 90 per cent loan to value (LTV) and 5.45 per cent with a £99 fee.

How to check if you are underinsured

It is important to check that you are not underinsured

Most of us pay hundreds of pounds every year on insurance products so in the event of needing to make a claim it is important to make sure you are not underinsured.

Mortgage insurance

Mortgage payment protection insurance covers monthly mortgage payments for a set period if the borrower becomes unemployed or prevented from working because of sickness or disability.

Avoid simple home insurance mistakes

Avoid home insurance mistakes

Unfortunately, that convenience may come at a serious price: the invalidation of many people's home insurance policies.

Brits blame daily expenses for dearth of savings

Daily expenses blamed for Brits lack of savings

Over half of Britons blame the cost of day-to-day living for stunting their savings, according to new research.

Interest rates improvements from Sainsbury's Finance

Interest rates improvements from Sainsbury's Finance

Interest rates on easy and online savings accounts have been increased by Sainsbury's Finance.

The AA launches life cover for over 50s

The AA launches life cover for over 50s

A new low-cost life insurance policy for those aged 50 and over has been launched by the AA, as part of its award-winning life insurance range.

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