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Don’t let tent thieves wreck your festival fun

Festival goers are being urged to make sure their possessions are protected while they party away from home this summer.

Nationwide announces new home insurance options

Nationwide unveils latest home insurance offerings

Nationwide Building Society has launched two home insurance products – a comprehensive policy and another that covers essentials.

Insurers could raise the cost of home insurance due to floods

Flood claims may raise overall cost of home insurance

The recent floods could mean insurers don't reach profitability targets and that could mean they raise the cost of all home insurance premiums, analysts have warned.

More wet weather on the way, say forecasters

Insurers issue flood advice as weather warnings continue

Insurers are offering advice to consumers after parts of Wales and South West England were hit by torrential rain, leaving homes flooded and schools closed.

Leaks 'statistically more common than theft'

Water damage more common than burglaries, insurer warns

Homeowners planning to go on holiday are being warned to take precautions to ensure their sunshine break doesn’t turn out to be a damp squib.

Street party hosts should check insurance

Saga’s top insurance tips to help avoid a Jubilee disaster

While most household insurance policies cover tables, chairs and barbecues on home premises, furniture might not be covered for a street party, Saga warned today.

Barbecue weather beckons for millions of Brits

Tipsy Brits at the barbecue cause £617m fire damage to homes

Brits have caused a staggering £617 million of fire damage to their properties while barbecuing when they’re drunk, new research reveals.

Average garden theft claim more than £600

Average garden theft haul grows to £620

One in 12 Brits aged 50-plus have had items stolen from their garden, research commissioned by Saga Home Insurance reveals.

Flood warnings issued across England and Wales

Help protect your property against flooding

With more heavy rain forecast, insurer Hiscox is urging homeowners to take some practical steps to minimise any potential damage to their property.

Fake claims could leave you uninsurable

More than 4m Brits consider fraudulent home insurance claims

One in 10 cash-strapped Brits – some 4.3 million people – would consider making a false home insurance claim, latest research reveals.

Which? reveals cost of 'unnecessary' pipe cover

Water companies selling "unnecessary" water pipe insurance

Most of the UK’s largest water companies are promoting potentially unnecessary pipe insurance, costing consumers more than £100 million a year, a Which? study shows.

DIY skills 'on the wane', study claims

One in three men under 25 ‘can’t change a light bulb’

Men are rapidly losing their DIY skills and are being caught up by their female counterparts, new research by the AA suggests.

Insurance hope for flood-prone homes

Insurers throw Project Noah lifeline to flood-risk homeowners

Insurers are offering hope to around 200,000 homeowners who have been unable to get flood cover for their homes under a scheme dubbed ‘Project Noah’.

Keep your garden valuables under lock and key

Garden crime 'rockets by 25%' when clocks go forward

Green-fingered homeowners across the UK are being urged to secure their sheds and garages as British summertime brings a spike in theft from the great outdoors.

Chance to win £1,000 with insurance quote

Win £1,000 with a home insurance quote through Confused.com

Confused.com is offering four prizes of £1,000 to householders who get a home insurance quote through the comparison site during March.

Put your questions to the Myfinances.co.uk's insurance experts

Can woodworm in roof timbers be claimed for on my home insurance?

A reader wants to know if they can claim under their home insurance policy for damage to roof timbers caused by woodworm.

New home insurance deals from Sainsbury's

Sainsbury’s unveils new home insurance deals for shoppers

Sainsbury’s has launched two home insurance packages aimed at helping consumers to not only save on their premiums, but also on their shopping and petrol.

Burglary insurance claim hotspots revealed

London and Leeds top UK burglary insurance claims list

Homeowners in the north London area of Stoke Newington are the most likely in the UK to claim for theft or burglary on their home insurance, research shows.

One in ten Brits were the victim of online fraud last year, according to research by esure

Brits put finances at risk through lax online security

Updated research reveals that a large proportion of Brits put their finances and online security at risk by using the same password for multiple accounts.

Make sure your home is not vulnerable to damage caused by winter weather

Home insurance warning as winter weather approaches

Last year millions of homes suffered damage to roofs or burst or frozen pipes. As the Met Office issues its first level-3 weather warning it pays to make some checks.

The AA has warned that thousands of homes in the UK could be uninsurable if flood defences are not completed

AA warns government on flood defences for uninsurable homes

The AA has warned that when the agreement on insuring homes at risk from flooding between the government and insurance industry ends in July 2013 thousands of homes could be at risk.

200,000 UK homes may be uninsurable when flood scheme ends

200,000 UK homes may be uninsurable when flood scheme ends

Homeowners could be left unable to get property insurance if they are in areas prone to flooding when a government initiative ends in 2013.

The AA reveals that the cost of home insurance rose by an average of more than 10% in 2011

Home insurance costs rise by more than 10% in 2011

The AA British Insurance Premium Index reveals that the cost of buildings insurance increased by an average of 9.5 per cent, whilst contents insurance rose by 11.2 per cent in 2011.

Aviva offers discounts for home and car insurance

Aviva offers discounts for home and car insurance

Aviva is offering a series of discounts for people who take out a car or home insurance policy with the provider.

M&S Money offers discounts on home and pet insurance

M&S Money offers discounts on home and pet insurance

Anyone ready to renew their home or pet insurance could be considering a move to M&S Money, after it announced special offers on this kind of cover.

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