Monthly Archives: December 2010

8,000 + 1,394 + 600 = some incentive to quit smoking

We all know the detrimental effect that smoking can have on our health and that of people around us, we are also aware that smoking can put enormous strain on our wallets with the price of cigarettes going up every … Continue reading

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66 of your car insurance premium goes straight to whiplash victims

Insurance companies want the government to crack down on solicitors who are one of the driving forces behind a 2 billion industry claiming compensation for whiplash injuries following motor accidents. Britain has become the whiplash capital of Europe, with an … Continue reading

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42,000 Chicken Compensation and 8million for non-seat belt wearing crash victim

The opinion that the UK has gone compensation mad has been borne out by the fact that a Staffordshire farmer was paid £42,000 after his chickens were frightened by the Red Arrows display team and failed to lay eggs. In … Continue reading

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150+ of your insurance premium should never have been paid

The AA estimates that for every 100 received, insurers are paying out 105 in claims, which represents a five percent shortfall. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) puts the total motor insurance net premiums for 2007 (written premiums less re-insurance … Continue reading

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Zurich, Direct Line & Churchill Tops – Norwich Union Flops

Zurich has topped a new customer satisfaction survey of home and car insurers, while Norwich Union – ironically the UK’s biggest financial provider – has come last. The UK National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI-UK) gave Zurich a ranking of 79 … Continue reading

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Whenever we think of “retirement”, we think of relaxing at home in the garden in the afternoon, taking a casual holiday to Spain with the spouse, or spending time doting on grandchildren. Money? Well, how much could it really cost … Continue reading

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The recent Glastonbury Festival was deemed by most people to be a great success, with bands ranging from the soulful notes of Amy Winehouse to the stolid working-class folk artist Billy Bragg. The festival continues to grow in global importance, … Continue reading

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It’s impossible to review any of the country’s major (or even minor) media sources today without repeatedly coming across the term “credit crunch.” MSN.UK, BBC, Guardian, Telegraph and others not only report regularly on the topic, but often have whole … Continue reading

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Zurich is the latest company to announce job losses in the UK as fierce competition between rapidly-consolidating insurance giants puts pressure on all of them to reduce costs. Some 870 positions will be closed, although current vacancies means the number … Continue reading

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Zurich Home Insurance

Home insurer Zurich has set up a website designed to help flood victims. And that’s good news for the two-thirds of Britons who admit they’re woefully under prepared for future floods. The micro-site – zurich.co.uk/severeweather – offers visitors essential information, … Continue reading

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