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Our expert views and commentary on what’s happening in the world of mortgages and sometimes beyond, along with our regular summary of what the papers say.

Brits twice as likely to insure pets than themselves

One in three of us would take out pet insurance for our furry friends, yet more than eight out of ten don’t have or wouldn’t buy financial protection for ourselves in case we’re unable to work. ...

Who is responsible for a mortgage after death?

Dealing with the death of a loved one is difficult enough, and trying to get your head around the financial side of things (like their mortgage) can make things even more complicated.I’ve published this post to help you understand how the mortgage may be handled following the death of a partner or spouse. Even so, it’s important to note that there are lots of other things to consider and every situation is different....

Life insurance companies make further improvements to critical illness cover

In a little over a month,  LV=,  Zurich and Aviva have all made further improvements to their critical illness policies in an effort to stay ahead of the game and gain meaningful share of the critical illness market.   These are the latest in a series of changes to critical illness insurance in recent years and it is important to understand which changes provide relevant benefits to a significant number of people, as opposed to those that have en...

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