Category: Insurance

2.4 million grandparents raid pension to help grandkids

2.4 million grandparents raid pension to help grandkids A quarter of grandparents who have helped out grandchildren financially took the money from their pension The average grandparent has already given away £1,633, and plans to give away £2,938 more in future House deposits, university fees and cars are common reasons to gift Forget the Lamborghini, 2.4 million UK grandparents1 have either raided their pension to support their grandchildren, or plan to in the future. According to new research from retirement...Read more

Potholes driving you bonkers?

2015-11-11 16:38:10

If you are a road user then you may wish to pencil this date in your diary, is launching the second national pothole day on the 15th of January 2016. This pothole initiative is again being co-ordinated by Colin Mahoney owner of the award winning Street Repairs website. Colin said “after the success of the 2015 #NationalPotholeDay campaign many thousands of our followers and supporters have asked us to highlight the seriousness of this major problem yet again, social...Read more

60 is the new 50-70 the new 60-old age has a new definition

60 is the new 50-old age has a new definition In a snap poll of our office, we concur with a recent report produced by the Trajectory Partnership on the actual age we feel ‘old age’begins. A survey of 2000 Brits concludes that 68 is when we leave ‘middle age’ In the Mirror article they cite the American psychologist Walter B Pitkin famously coined the phrase “Life Begins at 40”, arguing the machine age had liberated workers from back-breaking labour....Read more

Over 50s Home Insurance product from Post Office

Brand new over 50s Home Insurance product from Post Office Money, rated 5* by Defaqto Offers a guarantee to beat customer renewal quote by at least £50 Competitive features mark Post Office Money’s intention to become one of the leading financial services providers by 2020 Post Office Money announces the launch of its brand new 5* Home Insurance for the over 50s available in branch. This new product marks the latest addition to the business’ growing range of celebrated financial...Read more

UK Funeral costs rise as rapidly as house prices

Royal London study finds the cost of a UK funeral has risen by 3.9% in the past year The average ‘basic’ funeral now costs £3,702 - a rise of £140 in one year More than one in ten people struggle with funeral expenses – the average debt: £1,318 New research by Royal London – the UK’s largest mutual life, pension and investment company – reveals the cost of an average, basic funeral in the UK has increased by 3.9%. This...Read more

UK caravan and motorhome owners’ attitudes and behaviours in relation to road safety

Caravan insurance specialist, Shield Total Insurance, has published the results of a recent online survey investigating 400 UK caravan and motorhome owners’ attitudes and behaviours in relation to road safety. The poll was conducted in light of a recent report by road safety charity Brake, which found that many road users have a tendency to overestimate the safety of their own driving and blame others for dangers on the road, while often disregarding traffic laws themselves. Caravan/motorhome owners often find...Read more