Tenants warned: ‘Protect your finances’

Gillian Cooper
12/06/2014
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Renting rather than owning a home does not negate the need for comprehensive financial protection, experts insist.
The warning comes after a survey found just 7% of the UK’s eight million private tenants has a backup policy in place if they or a partner are suddenly unable to work. This compares to almost a third (28%) of homeowners with a mortgage.

Mind the Life Insurance Gap - 'Many young families without financial protection'

Gillian Cooper
21/05/2014
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Failure to take out life insurance means parents with children under the age of 18 could be putting their families and homes at risk.
That's according to a new survey from the AA, which shows the UK life cover 'gap' is biggest in the 35 to 44-year-old demographic. More than half (57%) admitted they don't have a policy in place, despite often having young dependents and a mortgage.

UK 'in denial' about Health Issues

Gillian Cooper
14/05/2014
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UK adults could be putting their health at risk by over-estimating their physical condition and spurning healthy lifestyle choices.
That’s the conclusion of a new report from Aviva, which saw 2,000 people questioned about their general wellbeing.

Workers Urged: 'Protect your income'

Gillian Cooper
09/05/2014
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Being forced to sell the house, get a loan or rely on the generosity of others are among the desperate options families without adequate financial protection could face if a breadwinner’s income suddenly stopped.
Research by the Post Office shows over 10% of adults would have to sell their property to cover regular outgoings, with another 15% turning to credit.