Holiday to-do list: 10 questions to ask yourself before you fly

Preparing for a holiday can be exciting, but it’s also vital that you focus on the task at hand and make sure you’re totally prepared for your trip. Here’s a useful guide to tying up and loose ends before you go - from holiday insurance to packing like a pro, here are ten things you need to know. 1. Which vaccinations will I need? Many destinations don’t need vaccinations - but some places, such as India, Vietnam, Indonesia and Cambodia will require you to take a trip to the doctor’s surgery for your jabs. Vaccinations for cholera, diphtheria, polio and tetanus booster, hepatitis A, combine... Read more

Rid your home of clutter the easy way this January

Your home is your castle, as they say, and if you've recently insured it (and your belongings) with us - bravo! We'll keep your hideaway from the world safe as, well, houses. Great, so that's your home taken care of - but may we ask a personal question? How is it looking, post-Christmas? We're goin... Read more

How to winter-proof your home

Game of Thrones' Ned Stark was right to look so miserable when he announced that winter was coming. You're absolutely right, Ned. 'Tis the season of frozen pipes, clogged gutters and leaky roofs - but with a bit of forward thinking, you can protect your home this winter. These are the practical ch... Read more

Job confidence leads to more Brits making time for holidays

It looks like we're ending the year on a high, as recent research has suggested that Brits' confidence in their job security has led to a boom in holiday bookings. This is just one of the positive findings in the latest Holiday Confidence Index from First Rate Exchange Services. According to the s... Read more

A fifth of people withhold information on home insurance applications

Scandalous new research by Gocompare.com has found that almost one in five UK householders has embellished the truth or withheld information when applying for home insurance. You naughty, naughty lot.You might think that you're saving some cash by fibbing - over half of the people interviewed said t... Read more

Make sure your home insurance claim doesn't get rejected

If you're about to purchase a home insurance policy and you're blithely scrolling through those reams of terms and conditions without reading them, stop. Just stop.Those clever people at The Money Advice Service have compiled a list of things that could invalidate your insurance. Here are ten of the... Read more

The worst things about returning home from holiday

Returning home from holiday is a bit like meeting up with a recent ex. You may have a stiff drink to strengthen your resolve beforehand and try to convince yourself that this is all for the best, but there's no denying that a few hours in, you'll realise that you're in the middle of a fairly uncomfo... Read more

Brit tourist charged thousands for downloading data abroad

When Patricia Al accidentally downloaded two episodes of My Family when on holiday in Turkey, the only thing she should have worried about was wasting an hour of her life watching the dullest sitcom ever made. However, she was in for a shock when she returned to the UK, as she discovered that she'd... Read more


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