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You Bella believe it! GoCompare reveals top 10 cat and dog names for 2022

  • Bella is once again the number one name for dogs
  • Meanwhile, Luna holds on as the most popular cat name
  • Characters Loki, Simba and Nala are all top name choices this year
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Scooting for points: comparison site warns against illegal e-scooter usage

  • Summer scooter craze is on with a 147% increase in online searches in the last six months
  • E-scooters are illegal on pavements, public roads, cycle paths and public spaces, unless they are used as part of a city rental scheme
  • Drivers face a £300 fine and six penalty points on their licence for using a private e-scooter on public roads, cycle lanes or pavements, as they can’t be insured.
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Research reveals uncertainty over some post-Brexit passport rules

According to new research from GoCompare travel insurance, holidaymakers are perplexed by varying passport validity requirements

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Pet owners shopping for more comprehensive cover

According to new data from GoCompare, there has been a 25% increase in those looking for Lifetime cover

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Best in field: make sure your home insurance covers you for festival fun this Summer

  • Only 1 in 6 home insurance policies provide cover for items outside of the home as standard.
  • ‘Personal possessions’ cover is an optional extra for 81% of policies
  • Music lovers urged to check their insurance before setting up camp at festivals this summer.
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Hotdog weather: how to protect your pooch ahead of the heatwave

  • Dogs can’t regulate their temperature as well as humans, and need help keeping cool.
  • Access to water, shade and limited exercise are all vital in hot weather.
  • Not caring for pets properly can have disastrous consequences – and even invalidate your insurance.
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A third of lockdown purchases now gathering dust

Sewing machines, patio heaters and hot tubs are the most regretted purchases from previous lockdowns

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The energy myths experts warn you should IGNORE if you want to save money

  • Keeping hot water on low and constant won’t save you money
  • Energy won’t always cost less overnight
  • Plugs don’t always have to be turned off at the switch
  • Fans aren’t just a waste of energy – if you use them cleverly
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40% of people say they won’t be buying travel insurance for their holiday this summer

According to new research from GoCompare, those aged 55-64 are least likely to buy travel insurance

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Don’t forget travel insurance for UK holidays – as 38% of people say they’re planning to staycate this year

With travel restrictions easing across the globe, many Brits will be eyeing up a holiday abroad this year, but according to new research from GoCompare travel insurance, more than a third (38%) of people are still planning to stay on home shores with a UK’ation in 2022.

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GoCompare comments on Ofgem's price cap warning

Commenting on the news that Jonathan Brearley, the Chief Executive of Ofgem – the energy regulator – has told MPs that the energy price cap is expected to rise to around £2,800 in October this year, GoCompare’s Energy spokesperson, Gareth Kloet said: