This Month's Top Articles
|Car insurance claims 'set to soar on October 31st'|
|25th October 2016|
|October 31st will bring double trouble for motorists this year, Admiral Insurance has warned.|
The firm has said car insurance claims are likely to spike as a result of two events that traditionally lead to more damage at this time of year - the clocks going back and Halloween.
|Poor driving 'a key factor in road accidents'|
|24th October 2016|
|There are many reasons to have a comprehensive motor insurance policy, but poor eyesight among drivers is one factor that can make road accidents much more likely.|
A simulation test by Direct Line Car Insurance using TRL’s advanced driving simulator (Digicar) found those with vision b...
|Half of Britons 'spooked in own homes'|
|21st October 2016|
|Around half of Britons are left afraid in their own homes by things that go bump in the night, according to a new study.|
A poll carried out by insurance broker Towergate as Halloween approaches found that around one in two people have claimed to have encountered some kind of paranormal acti...
|Britons 'not using up their holiday time'|
|19th October 2016|
|Britons getting away on holiday may feel they have truly earned their break, but it seems many people are not taking all the time they are entitled to.|
A study by Direct Line Travel Insurance has found 13 per cent of workers fail to take all their holiday allowance, or don't actually kn...
|Decline in sterling pushes up cost of half-term holidays|
|14th October 2016|
|Families could find themselves paying more to go abroad during the upcoming school half-term as a result of sterling's continued decline.|
According to M&S Bank, the cost of a family holiday in October is an average of £437 more expensive than it was last year - an increase of ...
|Councils issuing more Dog Control Orders|
|13th October 2016|
|The number of Dog Control Orders being issued by local authorities is on the rise, new figures have revealed.|
According to Direct Line Pet Insurance, at least 892 Dog Control Orders had been instituted by councils in 2015.
This is nine per cent up on the amount recorded two years e...
|House purchase activity bounces back in August|
|12th October 2016|
|The Council of Mortgage Lenders (CML) has hailed an upturn in house purchasing activity during August 2016.|
According to the group's latest data, homeowners borrowed £12.2 billion for house purchase in August.
This is 14 per cent up on the amount recorded a month earlier,...
|Number of accidents involving underage drivers on the rise|
|10th October 2016|
|The number of car accidents involving underage drivers has gone up, new figures have revealed.|
According to an analysis by the Press Associations, 91 people aged under 17 were handling a vehicle during accidents last year.
This is nearly a third up on the amount recorded 12 months ...
|Dog owners warned of tick bite risk|
|6th October 2016|
|Dog owners have been urged to prepare for tick season by taking extra precautions when taking their pet for a walk.|
According to Direct Line Pet Insurance, vets report that treating a tick-related illness could cost nearly £600.
Meanwhile, nearly one in five vets said they tr...
|Luxury car owners who drive without insurance 'selfish beyond measure'|
|6th October 2016|
|Luxury car owners who flout the law have been slammed for their selfishness.|
Churchill Car Insurance has found that 22,594 vehicles were seized by police forces in England and Wales last year because the owner was not insured or did not have a valid licence.
Some 52 of these vehicl...