Winter Proof Your Home Without Breaking the Bank

Robin Adams | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK
Robin Adams

Over a quarter of UK boilers have broken down without being insured, with two fifths of Brits saying that they'd have to borrow money to cover the repair cost or have no choice but to go without heating if their boiler broke down.

Annuities Are Expensive - Do You Need Them?

Lars Kroijer | Posted 22.11.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

As evidenced by the IRR on the annuity the return profile is extremely low risk/return and that may not suit your risk profile - if you can afford greater risk in pursuit of greater returns in your portfolio an annuity may lock you in to lower return expectations for decades ahead.

Six Things to Consider Before You Travel

Anna Pitts | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Jet setting this summer? Taking a gap year? Before you skip to the travel agents or log on to EasyJet, take a few moments and read this to make sure you've fully thought your travel plans through.

You Are Probably Buying Way Too Much Insurance - Don't!

Lars Kroijer | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Lars Kroijer

In very rough terms the world of insurance is divided into life and non-life insurance. Non-life insurance is for things like your car, house, travel...

Making Right Decisions

Elaine Benton | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elaine Benton

If you have a life insurance policy, don't cash it in no matter what. Listen to good advice when given by your agent, for you have no way of knowing your future health status, and once diagnosed with certain diseases, insurance companies are loathe to insure a person who is considered a bad risk.

Floods: Time for Some Enlightened Self-Interest From the Insurance Industry

Tom Papworth | Posted 04.05.2014 | UK Politics
Tom Papworth

Companies know whom they insure and what the likely risks are. If we can predict flooding sufficiently far in advance, isn't there an opportunity for private insurers to apply the old adage that prevention is better than cure?

Five Digital Technology Trends That Will Change Our Lives in 2014

Mark C. Curtis | Posted 15.03.2014 | UK Tech
Mark C. Curtis

Each year Fjord experts come together to debate the profound changes that digital technology is bringing to established ways of doing businesses and in our everyday lives.

Space Growth Plans May be Stunted by Risk Issues

Tony Ballard | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Tech
Tony Ballard

Unlike France, the US and most other countries, UK companies involved in activities in space are strictly liable without limit for damage caused to aircraft in flight or on the surface of the earth. That is because governments are liable under the outer space treaties and because the UK government requires UK companies to indemnify it.

Protecting Your Pet on Bonfire Night

David Lewzey | Posted 06.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
David Lewzey

Bonfire night is a fun evening for all involved: fireworks, hot food, and fairground rides await those who go out for the night, while the smell of smoke and burgers fills the air. However, for your furry friends, November 5th is a traumatic night.

'Guest Poos In Bin' And Other Bad Holiday Home Stories

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Hopefully your food will have been digested by now, because we don't want to be responsible for the hurl-some effects that the top 10 worst holiday ho...

Don't Follow the Idiots - Break the Rules

Kevan Hall | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Tech
Kevan Hall

Where do these stupid rules come from? They probably come from the one person in history who managed to get run over in these circumstances, and the chances are that person was also an idiot! It happens in business.

Who Do You Trust? Well, Don't

Nick Abbot | Posted 26.08.2013 | UK
Nick Abbot

Well, this is a nice to-do and no mistake. The constant eye-popping revelations about the people and institutions that we used to cherish and respect ...

Social Media: Risks and Rewards

Matthew Webb | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Tech
Matthew Webb

In big business circles, social media is becoming an essential business tool - so why aren't more small businesses taking full advantage? Is the perceived risk and time commitment considered to be greater than the reward?

We Took on Friends Life in Memory of My Friend Nic - And Won

Kester Brewin | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kester Brewin

I had sat with Nic as he had battled with the company over this decision, reading the letters he obtained from his doctors calling the company's decision "cruel and highly distasteful." I promised him then that I would continue to fight for the family when he was gone.

How to Hand Over the Controls While Keeping Peace of Mind

Katie Small | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Small

Things may have moved on since I was in my late teens in terms of vehicle safety, but with car accidents now the single biggest cause of accidental death in young people aged 15-24, it's clear to see something needs to be done.

Term Life or Mortgage Life Insurance: Which Do You Choose?

Daley James Francis | Posted 10.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daley James Francis

Everybody knows how important it is to have life insurance, particularly if you have beneficiaries such as a partner or children. The peace of mind that comes from being covered with a great policy cannot be underestimated.

Things to Consider When Buying Car Insurance from Comparison Sites

Daley James Francis | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daley James Francis

We've all seen the expensive - and often incredibly annoying - TV adverts about car insurance, and how they can save you money and all the rest of it. But sometimes it has to be about more than just saving money, and more about what it actually covers.

Plastic Surgeons Create Insurance Policy To Cover 'Corrective Treatment And Abnormal Reactions'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Plastic surgeons are to bring in a financial protection scheme for their patients, it was announced today. The British Association of Aesthetic Pla...

How Did Aviva Lose £3bn?

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK

Aviva, one of the UK's best known insurers, announced a catastrophic loss on Thursday morning of £3.05 billion, driven by the writedown of its US bus...

Insurers Pay Out £1.19bn In Flood Claims

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Charlie Thomas | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK

The second wettest British summer on record has cost insurers £1.19 billion - the highest annual figure in five years. Around 486,000 claims were ...

Charlie Thomas

PPI Complaints Are STILL Rising | Charlie Thomas | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

The payment protection insurance (PPI) furore is far from over, as new data from the financial ombudsman shoes almost half of the PPI complaints broug...

More Haste, Less Speed

Deborah Evans | Posted 26.03.2013 | UK Politics
Deborah Evans

Politicians often feel the pressure to do things quickly, to display a sense of urgency. Yet so often, rushed decision making means they get it wrong. Unless they take steps to establish the impact of their proposals, how can they know that they will achieve their objectives?

Why Champagne May Be Popped In The City Again

Charlie Thomas | Posted 21.01.2013 | UK

Champagne corks may soon be popping in the City again after data revealed the worst may have finally passed for the financial services sector. Figu...

Charlie Thomas

Thanks For The Bailout US Government! - Now We're Considering Suing You | Charlie Thomas | Posted 09.01.2013 | UK

Global insurance giant AIG, which was saved by a bailout following the onset of the financial crisis in 2008, is considering joining a legal case that...

'Complete Nonsense'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK

Environment secretary Owen Paterson has derided reports that the government was struggling to secure a new deal with flood insurers for vulnerable hom...