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Would You Believe It?

September 19, 2015 2:28 pm

Just as each wedding creates potential business for divorce lawyers, so each engagement gives insurers a chance to drum up business. Future spouses may wish to protect themselves against something going wrong on the wedding day. It is unlikely that your betrothed will scarper on horseback, as Julia Roberts did in “Runaway Bride”, and most insurers wouldn’t cover that anyway. But you never know what might happen. A typical English wedding costs £20,000 or so. This has fallen a bit over the past quarter-century but still seems lavish given how tight English belts are these days. Weddings are pricey because...

Get the cheapest home cover for you

September 19, 2015 2:27 pm

One in four people have ditched their home insurance in order to save money, leaving them at risk from theft or damage from fire or flooding. But there are other ways you can save on home insurance and remain protected. Research from the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and YouGov found that 22% of people have ditched their home insurance, while 17% have cancelled their buildings insurance. Scotland is the worst region, with 28% of people admitting they no longer have any home insurance in place. The figures have prompted concern among insurers, as failing to have home insurance in...