This Month's Top Articles
|Don't be left out in cold by thieves, car owners warned|
|2nd December 2016|
|Winter may mean slippery roads and poorer visibility, but one of the biggest threats occurs when cars are still on the driveway.|
The Association of British insurers (ABI) has warned that many opportunist car thieves will be looking for a chance to snatch a car away when it is left unattende...
|Boost to pound good news for overseas travellers|
|1st December 2016|
|Britons thinking of taking an overseas holiday may have been deterred in recent months by the weak pound in the wake of Brexit, but all that may be about to change.|
David Davis, the secretary of state for leaving the European Union - or Brexit secretary for short - has told MPs the UK may w...
|Different attitudes to learning may help women drivers have fewer accidents|
|30th November 2016|
|New research has suggested female drivers may have fewer accidents because of their different approach and attitude when learning to drive.|
A survey of members of the Driving Instructors Association by Admiral Insurance found significant differences in the ways men and women learn, and thei...
|Better flood protection on way after successful campaign|
|28th November 2016|
|A campaign for the creation of more natural flood defences has borne fruit, with the potential to protect millions of householders from floods.|
Friends of the Earth has welcomed the announcement by minister of state at the Department of Energy and Climate Change Andrea Leadsom of £15 ...
|Time to hunt for better deals after tax raised on insurance|
|25th November 2016|
|Consumers thinking of finding a better deal on their home, motor or pet insurance have been given another good reason to do so by the government.|
Chancellor Philip Hammond has copied his predecessor George Osborne by targeting insurance premium tax (IPT). Mr Osborne raised the tax from six ...
|Mortgage lending surges across UK|
|23rd November 2016|
|The level of mortgage lending across the UK increased significantly in the third quarter of this year, the Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has said.|
New figures from the CML have revealed that mortgage-lending, home-buying and first-time buyer numbers are all up from the three months to t...
|Insurers paid out £28 million on motor claims in 2015|
|22nd November 2016|
|UK insurers paid out more than £28 million to motorists per day for vehicle replacement and personal injury claims in 2015, a new study has revealed.|
This figure was just one of the findings in the Association of British Insurers' (ABI's) statistics for last year, which reveal...
|Government cracks down on whiplash claims|
|17th November 2016|
|The cost of car insurance is set to fall after the government unveiled new plans to crackdown on whiplash-related claims.|
Such claims have continually pushed up insurers' costs in recent years, leading to higher premiums for motorists all over Britain. In response, the Ministry of Justi...
|Mortgage costs 'reach all-time low'|
|16th November 2016|
|The relative costs of mortgages reached an all-time low in September, according to a new survey.|
Both first-time buyers and home-movers have never enjoyed such mortgage affordability thanks to factors such as the base rate cut in August, director general of the Council of Mortgage Lenders (...
|Consumer credit rose by 7% in September, survey reveals|
|14th November 2016|
|The volume of new business among members of the Finance & Leasing Association (FLA) was seven per cent higher in September this year than in the same month in 2015, the body's latest survey has revealed.|
FLA data for the third quarter also showed a year-on-year increase of seven per...