'I put the wrong date when getting a comparison quote... and my EXISTING insurer hiked my premium'
Here's why you should NEVER guestimate when comparing insurance quotes, even if you're just checking prices
17 August 2018
Revealed: The best time to buy home insurance to save 20%+
Buying your home insurance about three weeks ahead of the start date is likely to get you the cheapest price
7 August 2018
Admiral double-charges 100s of insurance customers
Insurance firm Admiral has apologised after hundreds of its customers had their direct debit payment doubled in February
27 March 2018
Admiral rapped by regulator over inaccurate auto-renewal letters
Customers given inaccurate auto-renewal letters by Admiral insurance will be able to cancel policies without penalty
16 June 2017
Admiral auto-renewal letters over-stated how much customers paid
Admiral has sent auto-renewal letters showing 'last year's premium' as the amount quoted, instead of that actually paid.
19 May 2017
Facebook blocks plan to discount car insurance based on social media posts
Facebook has put the brakes on Admiral's discounted quotes to first-time drivers based on social media posts
2 November 2016
'We challenged our car insurer mid-policy - it was £40/month, now £16'
Warning: It's predicted car insurance prices are about to spiral up 10%. Urgently check if you can lock in cheaply
3 June 2015
Beat huge insurance admin fees for simple changes
Changing a name, address or job title, or cancelling an insurance policy completely, could result in costly admin fees
21 May 2015
Got Xmas gifts or sales bargains recently? Make sure your insurance covers them
Don't get caught out by home insurance ts&cs - check pricey Christmas gifts and sales purchases are definitely covered
14 January 2014
The AA is the easiest company to haggle with
AA, Sky and Virgin Media head the list of companies where hagglers reveal success rates of 70% and better
15 April 2013
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17 September 2021Fully vaccinated travellers will no longer need to take a pre-departure Covid-19 test before they depart for England from 4 October. In addition, they'll only need to take a cheaper lateral flow test on arrival to England from later next month under an overhaul to the 'traffic light' travel system. Eight destinations will also come off the red list from 22 September.
17 September 2021The coronavirus outbreak is causing major travel disruption around the globe
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14 September 2021Update September 2017: It’s eight years since I first braved this subject, expecting a snowstorm of protest. Instead, year after year more join in, like Julia who recently tweeted me, “@MartinSLewis, finally took your advice and told my family I can’t afford Christmas presents. What a weight off my mind. Thank you.” One year even the Archbishop of...
Martin Lewis: Why you shouldn't worry too much about your credit score – it’s not actually a real thing14 June 2021When it comes to finances, numbers are key – whether it's what you earn, your credit card balance or the interest rate on your mortgage, small changes can add up to a big difference. Yet there's one number you shouldn't pay too much attention to – your credit score.
16 August 2021
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