I recently brought a Smartphone, which is slightly more expensive than my normal investment in a mobile phone, as I’m terrible and constantly lose them. However I am not alone in my losses, with one in six Brits having reported losing their phone in the last 12 months, this equates to 7.3 million missing mobiles every year being lost according to Dial a phone. This could cost us the UK consumers an estimated £1.3billion in 2012*.
With the end of summer fast approaching and the imminent onset of autumn, energy companies have predictably started to put their prices. SSE has already announced that prices will rise in October and more energy companies are sure to follow.
New research from Scottish Widows shows that nearly three quarters (74 percent) of people are putting their families’ financial security at risk, by failing to protect their future through life insurance, critical illness or income protection*.
Bogus insurance claims increased by almost 10% between 2009 and 2010 according to new statistics.
Figures released by the Association of British Insurers show that 133,000 fraudulent claims were made. Almost half of the claims related to home insurance and 40,000 claims relating to car insurance were also made.
There comes a time in everyone’s life where checking your insurance arrangements are necessary. Not only are there life changing situations such as marriage, birth of children, employment changes, divorce and retirement, to take into account but there are lots of other reasons why regularly reviewing your private medical insurance arrangements can help.