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Two thirds of adults admit to letting their home insurance renew automatically

  • More than a quarter do so without finding other quotes
  • The main reason people let their policy roll is loyalty to their current provider
  • 22% claim their insurer has always looked after them and 18% assume value for money based on last year’s quote
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Almost a fifth of UK drivers admit to letting their car insurance policy renew automatically

  • One in 10 of those who renew worry they’ll lose their no claims bonus if they switch
  • 15% say finding a quote is too much hassle, even to save money in the long run
  • A third of those who do shop around found their renewal price had gone up
Energy Prices

Shell Energy joins other utility providers in increasing prices

…and two-year fixed tariffs jump above Ofgem price cap

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GoCompare and Pikl help to bridge home insurance gap with cover for AirBnB hosts and short-term lets

Comparison site now asks home insurance customers about “hosting” to ensure homeowners have the right cover in place

Gas

British Gas announce price increases

Third large provider to announce a 12.23% increase in energy prices

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14% of UK adults do not understand how insurance policy excesses work

A fifth say they don’t understand the difference between voluntary and compulsory excess

DIY

Half of UK homeowners will be having a Bank HoliDIY this weekend

  • Garden improvements top the list of this weekend’s DIY tasks
  • 60% of those surveyed are planning to do the work themselves
  • Standard home insurance, without accidental damage cover, is unlikely to cover against a DIY disaster
Gas

SSE increases prices by 12%

  • SSE becomes the second energy provider to announce a 12% increase in prices across all regions
Gas

EDF first to increase prices since latest Ofgem price cap announced

  • EDF announces a 12% increase in prices across all regions
  • First provider to increase tariffs since the energy price cap increased this month
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Almost 1 in 4 young driver insurance policies could be fronted

  • New GoCompare research reveals that 23% of parents have insured a young driver’s car in their name
  • 41% of parents in Wales say that their child’s car insurance policy is in their name
  • The cost of car insurance is top concern for parents of young drivers
learner driver

Learner drivers stalled by an average of nine months thanks to Covid-19

  • 29% of parents believe the pandemic has delayed their kids passing by a year
  • Learners have had to wait 9 months extra to get on the road due to the lockdowns
  • A quarter of learner drivers are still not back to lessons
  • GoCompare releases its driving test report for the UK which reveals the top ten places in the UK to pass a driving test