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Brits lose the keys to a fortune


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27 Jun 2013

Brits need to be more careful where they leave their keys, it appears, since research shows that Brits can’t stop losing keyfobs that could open the door to a fortune.

The average bunch of keys provides access to more than £28,000 in goods, according to the recent research. But Brits rarely think about the risk that comes with losing them, since more than half of UK homeowners said they worried more about losing their purse or wallet than their keys....

A beach in the living room, a cow in the swimming pool? Your weirdest holiday home insurance claims revealed.


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26 Jun 2013

Done effectively, renting out a holiday home is an easy way to make a bit of extra money – but if something goes awry then you could be facing a large bill for any damage.  And it seems just about anything can go wrong! 

One insurer has revealed some of the weirder claims made by the public in the last 12 months. They include one property owner in France who was forced to make a claim after a cow wandered into the garden and got stuck in the swimming pool - requiring a winch to be rescued. ...

Police ask for help to crack down on uninsured drivers


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25 Jun 2013

British Police are asking the public for help to tackle disqualified and uninsured drivers by coming forward with any information they have about those driving illegally.

"I am encouraging people to come forward with information on those they know who are driving while disqualified or without insurance," said Inspector David McKenzie, Forth Valley Division Road Policing Unit....

Living standards will recover – Minister insists


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24 Jun 2013

Pensions Minister Steve Webb has predicted that living standards will soon start to recover as earning start to rise faster than prices.

Mr Webb said the squeeze on living standards is nearing an end due to average wages rising at a faster rate than household services and consumer products.

However, his comments came as inflation rose again, heaping yet more pressure on household budgets....

UK and EU regulations holding back the residential mortgage market, claims new report


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21 Jun 2013

Regulation is constraining the UK mortgage market which means that fewer people can become home owners according to a recent report.

Indeed, just a third of young people could be owner occupiers by 2020, just half the number seen in 1993, according to the report commissioned by the Intermediary Mortgage Lenders Association (IMLA).

It says that both UK and European Union regulations are holding back lending volumes and innovation and it is calling on the UK government to set out a long term vision for home ownership....