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GoCompare offers post-Brexit insurance need-to-knows whether a deal is passed or not.

GoCompare offers advice and highlights the four main policy changes affecting those traveling to Europe post Brexit.


No-deal health insurance warning for British tourists

UK-issued EHICs will cease to be valid overnight in the event of a no-deal Brexit
GoCompare Travel Insurance warns people planning to go abroad that regardless of whether a Brexit deal is struck or not – travel insurance is essential.

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Young drivers clueless when it comes to insurance

  • GoCompare Car Insurance warns that young drivers’ lack of understanding could leave them at risk if they need to make a claim;  
  • New free excess protection policy1 will pay-out up to £250 for qualifying* car insurance claims. The offer aims to raise awareness of excesses which are among the least well-understood aspects of insurance.

Research shows FCA changes to renewal letters are failing to make an impact

Loyalty penalty:  Majority of drivers are not seeing messages introduced over two years ago about the importance of shopping around

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GoCompare comments on the FCA’s interim report on insurance pricing

“These proposals won’t remove the loyalty penalty.”

Coloured Mews

Revealed: The 20 features that will sell your home

  • Central heating, double glazing, and secure doors and windows top UK home-buyers’ lists of ‘must-have’ home features;
  • Death of the landline! Phone connection replaced by satellite TV in the top 20;
  • Biggest movers in last 5 years: good broadband and mobile phone connections and a room big enough for a large, flat-screen TV;
  • Period features and highly rated schools fail to make the grade.

7 tips to take the sting out of half-term holiday travel insurance

Ahead of the October half-term holidays, GoCompare Travel Insurance shares 7 tips to help families avoid getting stung by their travel insurance.

Locking door

1 in 4 households turning to smart tech to protect their homes from thieves and burglars

79% of UK householders worry about being burgled but 83% also think they should be doing more to improve their home security

Row of houses

DIY home move revolution: 42% of sellers would shun bricks-and-mortar estate agents for next move

  • 3 million potential house-sellers would sign-up with an online agent to cut the cost of moving or sell privately;
  • Nearly half (49%) would also cut costs by undertaking a DIY house removal;
  • GoCompare Home Insurance warns that the DIY approach could invalidate your contents insurance.  

4.1m drivers caught in £500m insurance loyalty trap

  • 13% of motorists allow their insurers to automatically renew their policy without shopping around to check whether they’re getting a good deal;
  • Renewing without checking prices costs drivers a collective £500m a year;
  • 20% of drivers have been with the same insurer for 3 years or more;
  • Motorists who pay for insurance in monthly installments are 55% more likely to allow their cover to renew automatically than those who pay annually.

Bank Holiday DIY warning – tackling jobs you’re not qualified for could invalidate your home insurance

  • Only 43% of homeowners would employ a professional tradesperson to carry out home maintenance work;
  • 29% of DIY-ers would attempt plumbing jobs, 24% would undertake electrical work while 13% would try to fix the boiler or central heating;
  • Standard home insurance, with-out accidental damage cover, is unlikely to cover your property or possessions against a DIY disaster.