Archive for March, 2009

Bupa’s Health Insurance arm Registers Profits even in times of Recession

Tuesday, March 31st, 2009

Despite the financial crisis in the UK, Bupa’s insurance wing had a successful 2008. The Health Insurance company witnessed an increase of 38% in their new business covering critical illness, life assurance and income protection. (more…)

Health Cards set to expire for Holidaymakers

Saturday, March 28th, 2009

If you are planning a holiday, do not forget to renew your European Health Insurance card (EHIC). Insurance cards of millions of holidaymakers are set to expire by the end of this month. Though three out of five people have an EHIC, almost 68% of them are not aware of when it expires, claims the Department of Health. (more…)

NUS asks for Extra Tax from University Students

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

The National Union of Students has commented that graduates who have been to the university should pay extra tax in order to contribute towards the cost of higher education. Currently, when a student attends a university, Student Loans Company pays for all the fees and living costs which means university is largely free for most students. Loan repayments aren’t a hassle either as they are taken as a payroll deduction like income tax and national insurance. A graduate with minimum income pays little in terms of repayment and if anything is left after 25 years, it is forgiven. (more…)

Take your Pet to the Vet Regularly to keep Insurance Premiums Low

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

M&S Money and Bestpet Pharmacy advises pet owners to get their pets regularly checked by a vet to help them keep Pet Insurance premiums low. A checkup by the vet will not only keep your pet healthy but will also ensure that expensive operations are not required immediately. An example of flea infection provided by M&S Money shows that a single treatment costs about £4 but a bill to treat a serious problem reached £2,000. (more…)

Re-evaluate your Home Insurance Policy

Saturday, March 21st, 2009

Kwik Fit Insurance (KFI) said that almost half of Britons are going for Household Insurance cover with the least possible contents listed because of the worsening economic condition. People under twenty-five and those living with pensions account for the largest category and have been told that in an attempt to save a little they might forgo more than what they would have in terms of premium. (more…)

UK Airports Notorious for Baggage Loss

Thursday, March 19th, 2009

If you are still wondering whether it is essential for you to take out Travel Insurance while on a holiday abroad- then you need to stop pondering over it and take out one immediately if you have planned a trip this holiday. The reason is the fact that almost 42 million bags were lost by airlines at the UK airports in 2007 alone. (more…)

New Ford Fiesta Van Could Offer Low Insurance Rates

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

If you are looking to buy a new van and wondering at the same time how to cut insurance cost, then as a Van Insurance customers can opt for the latest offering from Ford, the new Fiesta Van priced at £9,025 and capable of 67.3 mpg. The new Ford offering not only qualifies for fuel economy norms but also for 1E and 2E light commercial vehicle insurance. (more…)

Review Home Insurance Deals Regularly

Friday, March 13th, 2009

The NFU Mutual urged house owners to keep checking regularly with their insurers that all their possessions are covered within their policy. Chief executive of NFU Mutual, Lindsay Sinclair said that this is essential especially for people living in the rural areas as things like lawnmowers, chain saws and rotavators are additional items of their homes and should be included in the Home Insurance policy. (more…)

Pet Insurance Essential for Advertisement Costs

Thursday, March 12th, 2009

Pet insurance not only helps you to cover the vet bills and medical expenses of your pet but also supports you in case your pet goes missing. According to Saga, the Pet Insurance provider, nearly one third pet owners have lost their favourite dog or cat and more than one out of ten have not been able to get back their missing pet. (more…)

Sacrificing Travel Insurance for Domestic Holidays may Prove Costly

Saturday, March 7th, 2009

A recent research by World First reveals that almost 80 per cent pf the Brits do not take a Travel Insurance especially when they are going for domestic holidays. Domestic holiday traffic is expected to increase sharply by almost 30 per cent this summer according to Continental Research statistics. (more…)