Category Archives: Personal

over 50s
27 Sep

Over 50s – Under the Spotlight

What is an Over 50s product and is it right for you? Over 50s Life Insurance is a type of life insurance for anyone aged over 50 (up to the age of 80). You pay for this type of insurance with regular monthly payments and quite simply when you die it pays out a pre-agreed

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summer holiday
22 Sep

Summer holiday misery: your rights

Today it has emerged that 178-year-old holiday firm; Thomas Cook has collapsed over night, triggering the biggest ever repatriation to bring 150,000 British holiday makers home. Whether you have had a holiday company go bust or experienced cancelled flights, it pays to know your rights if your summer holiday has been met with disappointment. Your

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bake off
18 Sep

Great British Bake Off: kitchen safety tips

If the latest series of The Great British Bake Off has inspired you to pull on your apron and get into the kitchen, it’s worth keeping in mind a troubling statistic: insurance claims for kitchen fires rise by a whopping 183% across the three months of the Bake Off. That’s the finding of research last

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fuel
12 Sep

Look out for new labels at fuel pumps

If you’ve filled up your car since the start of this month, you might have spotted that there have been some changes to the way petrol and diesel are labelled. The fuel itself hasn’t changed, but the way it’s described has. While you’ll probably still see the terms “petrol” and “diesel” in use on the

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blue badge
04 Sep

Blue Badge scheme recognises hidden disability

There’s good news if you suffer from an ‘invisible’ disability: the Blue Badge scheme is being extended so that you’ll now be eligible to apply. If your application is successful, this means you’ll be able to park in designated disabled parking spaces, as well as being able to park in other normally restricted places such

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non-standard construction
20 Aug

Buying a non-standard construction house: what you need to know

When buying a traditional bricks-and-mortar house, we tend to take it for granted that aspects of home ownership such as insurance and maintenance will be straightforward and nothing to be too concerned about. If you’re buying a non-standard construction house, however, there are a few extra considerations. Let’s take a look at what you need

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sleep
25 Jul

Just what is keeping Brits up at night?

According to research by Bupa, 32 million Brits wake up worrying. If our mind is worrying it will not let us sleep, and waking up in the night can leave you tired, irritable and unable to concentrate. So just what keeps us awake? The same research by Bupa states that the number one thing that

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car theft
18 Jul

Where is your car most likely to be stolen?

Do you live in an area of the UK prone to car theft? With several regions of the UK experiencing a doubling in the number of car thefts reported since 2014, and an overall increase of 45% in the total number of thefts nationwide, it’s wise to be aware of where your vehicle may be

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rentalpreneur
11 Jul

What is a rentalpreneur?

As if there weren’t already enough made-up variants of the word “entrepreneur” out there, a new one has sprung up. A ‘rentalpreneur’ is someone who makes money from renting out a holiday property or properties, and since the advent of Airbnb, it’s become big business. So big, in fact, that its global value is predicted

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gig worker
10 Jul

The rise of the GIG worker

A fairly recent term that is often used in the press is a GIG worker, but just what does this mean? According to one definition it is a “labour market characterised by the prevalence of short -term contracts or freelance work, as opposed to permanent jobs.” It’s estimated in the UK that five million people

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