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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...

Would You Believe It?

August 19, 2015 2:25 pm

Have you ever been hit by a flying Christmas tree while driving? Claimed that your mobile phone got wedged in the back end of a cow? Prepare for deep immersion, readers, into the world of bizarre insurance claims – some of them spectacular, some of them sad, and some of them inviting a good old chuckle. Ivor Bennett – a livestock farmer in Devon claimed that his phone disappeared inside the back end of one of his cows. It wasn’t that he had any perverse or deviant obsession – he’d been using the torch on his iPhone while assisting the...

Nine of the weirdest insurance policies taken out revealed…

December 21, 2014 3:23 pm

We are always banging on about how important it is to have good insurance policies in place. After all, you never know what is around the corner! But while home, car, life and travel insurance will protect against most of life’s little surprises; have you ever thought you would cope financially if you were abducted by an alien? Or injured by a falling piece of satellite? No? Well the good news is that insurers are now offering a whole host of strange policies that will reassure even the most paranoid people. Here are some of them…   Alien abduction  ...

Would you believe it?

November 21, 2014 3:37 pm

Concertina carols! Mr Woodford was involved in a multiple accident in ‘sleety snow’ on the M62. “I was in the middle of about a dozen cars and my car was bashed front and rear,” he told the AA. “The cars all crunched up like a concertina. While we waited the chap from the car in front took out, of all things, a concertina! He was supposed to be playing at a carol concert so he started playing Christmas carols for us instead!”  Every cloud has a silver lining…     Criminals aren’t the only real animals to ruin your trip...