Halloween can be traced back as far as the ancient festival of Samhain when, on the 31st of October, the ghosts of the dead would revisit the mortal world. Nowadays, Halloween is a far cry from this ancient ritual. Children wander the streets in costumes intended to scare or amuse, knocking on doors in the […]
Your Halloween Survival Guide: Keep your house safe on Halloween
How will technology affect your home insurance?
Even the most basic of homes are being upgraded, refitted and kitted out with smart technology to enhance our daily lives when in the home. The Internet of Things (IoT) plans to make the integration and usage of these advanced devices simple and seamless. What does it mean for our home insurance though? And how […]
What you need to know about becoming a landlord.
Thinking of letting out your property? Here’s what you should consider before you do. Be prepared to work all hours Being a landlord is not a 9-5 job and while there will be plenty of days where you can dictate your own schedule, there will be many others during which you will be pushed […]
Can you really trust hotel booking sites?
Following a probe by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), from 1st September 2019, hotel booking websites will now be subject to new regulations surrounding their current selling tactics. Concerns were raised following issues such as pressure selling, misleading information and hidden charges. This information implied that many hotels were more popular than they were and that the sites themselves had secured significant discounts for customers.
Will Thailand make travel insurance compulsory?
Thailand’s Office of Insurance Commission (OIC) has put forward legislation which means travel insurance would be mandatory for all visitors to the country. It is now awaiting approval from the country’s Tourism and Sports Ministry before being sent to cabinet. We take a look at some of your burning questions pending the decision.
Cancellation Cover – what you need to know…
With the holiday session fast approaching (and for some has already begun) we want to make sure that our clients know about the cover they can get not only during, but prior to their holiday too.
Barking dogs and CCTV are best deterrents, say ex-burglars
According to a panel of former criminals interviewed by Co-op Insurance, burglars are most likely to be put off breaking into homes by CCTV cameras and barking dogs.
The difference between 1st and 2nd Home Insurance
If you’re one of the 671,000 people who have a second home which you don’t rent out as someone else’s residence, it’s important for you to know where your primary home insurance policy differs, and how it’s the same.