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Insurer refuses widow’s payout plea after husband took his own life

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The widow of a 49-year-old architect who unexpectedly took his own life has appealed to an insurance company to treat her family “fairly and with compassion” after it used its small print to decline her £338,000 life ...

Insurer Hiscox agrees settlement with action group over Covid losses

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The insurer Hiscox has agreed a settlement with a group of about 400 companies over business interruption losses suffered as a result of lockdowns during the Covid-19 crisis. Thousands of businesses tried to make clai...

Car insurer Brightside penalised me for its own mistake

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I renewed my car insurance with Brightside over the phone 10 days before the policy expired. Previously, I’d paid in instalments by direct debit, but this time, I paid the full premium upfront. I received the policy d...

Family faces £250,000 bill after insurer rejects claim for wrecked home

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A family has been left facing a bill of more than £250,000 after floors collapsed during a loft extension and their builder’s insurer refused to pay out. James Hobby, a secondary school teacher, saw his adult son inju...

Insurer Hiscox hit by loss after paying out for Covid-related claims

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The Lloyd’s of London insurer Hiscox has swung to a loss after paying out $475m for cancelled events, business interruption policies and other claims related to the coronavirus pandemic. Admitting it had suffered some...