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Most bizarre insurance claims of 2018 – including misbehaving monkeys

June 17, 2019 11:42 am

Insurer Aviva has revealed some of the most unusual cases it saw last year – including a hapless burglar who managed to get himself locked in the homeowner’s shed A badly-behaved monkey, a bungling burglar trapped in a shed and an amorous horse which mistook a customer’s car for a potential mate prompted some of the most unusual claims for damage to property which insurance giant Aviva dealt with last year. The UK’s biggest insurer said it accepted 96% of the claims it received in 2018, amounting to 991,700 commercial and personal claims collectively worth more than £3.8 billion. It...

Millions of Holidaymakers At Risk As They Don’t Bother With Travel Insurance For Their Trip.

June 3, 2019 11:41 am

Some 38% of people planning to go overseas have not yet arranged travel insurance. This could equate to 8.6 million people potentially putting themselves at risk, if the findings from the survey of more than 2,000 people in May were projected across Britain by Abta. They could face paying substantial medical or repatriation costs if they fall ill or hurt themselves abroad, or even having their treatment delayed. Abta is reminding people to make sure they take out a travel insurance policy as soon as they book their holiday, as this will help protect them if they need to cancel...