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Alternative Valentine's Day Getaways

Alternative Valentine's Day Getaways

01 February 2019

While many couples jet off to Paris or Venice to celebrate their love for each other, we've come up with some alternative, but equally romantic getaways.

5 Wellness Trends to Watch Out For in 2019

5 Wellness Trends to Watch Out For in 2019

14 December 2018

The New Year will see many of us re-evaluate our current lifestyles and look for new and trendy ways to get fit, eat better and feel good...

Christmas Gift Ideas for Pets

Christmas Gift Ideas for Pets

27 November 2018

Christmas is the perfect time to spoil the furry friend in your life, whether it's your pampered pooch or your cute kitty! After all, pets are part of the family too and deserve a visit from Santa on Christmas morning...

Best Christmas Markets Around the World Best Christmas Markets Around the World

Best Christmas Markets Around the World

13 November 2018

Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to get into the festive spirit than with a visit to a magical Christmas market? It's...

Cumbria's Winter Droving Spectacular - Beyond Compare! Cumbria's Winter Droving Spectacular - Beyond Compare!

Cumbria's Winter Droving Spectacular - Beyond Compare!

08 November 2018

The last weekend of October saw the biggest and best Winter Droving Festival yet as thousands flocked to 'join the herd' in the quaint market...

How to Keep Pets Safe on Bonfire Night How to Keep Pets Safe on Bonfire Night

How to Keep Pets Safe on Bonfire Night

30 October 2018

Bonfire night can be exciting for people, but the loud bangs and bright flashes can be stressful for pets. Whether you're heading out to a...

Adorable Halloween Costume Ideas for Dogs Adorable Halloween Costume Ideas for Dogs

Adorable Halloween Costume Ideas for Dogs

24 October 2018

It's all hands on deck this week at Compare Cover as everyone is working hard to prepare for this year's Winter Droving Festival! The...

5 Ways to Get You and the Kids Back into a School Routine 5 Ways to Get You and the Kids Back into a School Routine

5 Ways to Get You and the Kids Back into a School Routine

30 August 2018

The long summer holiday is almost coming to an end, and you're getting ready to start a new school year. While the long summer is great...

The Most Popular Cat Names for 2018 The Most Popular Cat Names for 2018

The Most Popular Cat Names for 2018

16 August 2018

Dogs may claim the title of 'man's best friend', but anyone who has had the pleasure of sharing their home with a cat will tell you...

Ten Fun Facts You May Not Know About Man's Best Friend Ten Fun Facts You May Not Know About Man's Best Friend

Ten Fun Facts You May Not Know About Man's Best Friend

26 July 2018

You may think you know your canine companion inside out, but there may be more to your precious pooch than meets the eye! As World...

Wonderful Walks for You & Your Dog in The Lake District Wonderful Walks for You & Your Dog in The Lake District

Wonderful Walks for You & Your Dog in The Lake District

20 July 2018

Here at Compare Cover, we're lucky to be a stone's throw away from the captivating Lake District National Park. Located in the North...

Top Summer Wedding Destinations Abroad Top Summer Wedding Destinations Abroad

Top Summer Wedding Destinations Abroad

12 July 2018

Whether you and your partner have decided to elope or just want to get married somewhere a little different (and hopefully warmer)...

Competition: Win a Micro Lazy Luggage Ride-On Case! Competition: Win a Micro Lazy Luggage Ride-On Case!

Competition: Win a Micro Lazy Luggage Ride-On Case!

02 July 2018

We've teamed up with Micro Scooters this summer to help one lucky family glide through the gates in style! For your chance to win...

Can I Get Life Insurance if I Have Diabetes? Can I Get Life Insurance if I Have Diabetes?

Can I Get Life Insurance if I Have Diabetes?

28 June 2018

So, can you get life insurance if you have diabetes? The short answer is yes, but there are some things you need to be aware of to...

Top Ten Travel Destinations to Visit in July Top Ten Travel Destinations to Visit in July

Top Ten Travel Destinations to Visit in July

21 June 2018

With the summer holidays beginning, July is an ideal time to book a holiday to enjoy the warmer weather. However, with this month...

Can You Take Out More Than One Life Insurance Policy? Can You Take Out More Than One Life Insurance Policy?

Can You Take Out More Than One Life Insurance Policy?

13 June 2018

The simple answer to this extremely common question is yes; you can have more than one life insurance policy, and it's perfectly legal...

How to Travel With Pets: Our Top Tips How to Travel With Pets: Our Top Tips

How to Travel With Pets: Our Top Tips

08 June 2018

You're gearing up to go on a well-deserved summer holiday but who is going to look after your furry friend? If you've never travelled...

Are You Going to the World Cup? Are You Going to the World Cup?

Are You Going to the World Cup?

05 June 2018

On June 14th, it will be the start of the 2018 World Cup. Millions of football fans across the globe will be watching one of football's...

Win a Pair of Zinc Flyte Scooter Cases! Win a Pair of Zinc Flyte Scooter Cases!

Win a Pair of Zinc Flyte Scooter Cases!

01 June 2018

If you compare travel insurance quotes at Compare Cover throughout June 2018, you will automatically be entered into our prize draw...

Is Life Insurance Worth It? Is Life Insurance Worth It?

Is Life Insurance Worth It?

31 May 2018

Life insurance is a subject that some may be reluctant to discuss, but it can be an important subject to think about as you get older...

The New Pet Owner Checklist The New Pet Owner Checklist

The New Pet Owner Checklist

25 May 2018

In the UK we are fond of our pets, with almost half of the nation owning one, and they can very quickly become part of the family. But...

Will Brexit Affect Travel Insurance? Will Brexit Affect Travel Insurance?

Will Brexit Affect Travel Insurance?

16 May 2018

Whether you're travelling to the far reaches of the world or just taking a quick flight over the water to Western Europe, travel insurance...

A Guide to Mortgage Life Insurance A Guide to Mortgage Life Insurance

A Guide to Mortgage Life Insurance

10 May 2018

With so many different options out there, we understand that choosing the right life insurance policy for you and your situation...

The UK's Favourite Pets The UK's Favourite Pets

The UK's Favourite Pets

23 April 2018

In the UK, we're pretty fond of our furry and scaly companions, with 45% of the population owning a pet - that's almost half of the nation...

Top Backpacking Destinations Top Backpacking Destinations

Top Backpacking Destinations

16 April 2018

Travelling the world is a fantastic opportunity to experience different cultures, meet new people and take part in local traditions and festivities...

A First-Time Home Buyers Guide A First-Time Home Buyers Guide

A First-Time Home Buyers Guide

09 April 2018

Buying your first home may well be one of the biggest decisions you ever make, so it is normal to have a lot of questions about the process. While it may seem incredibly complicated, it may...

The Cost of Committing: Mortgage or Marriage? The Cost of Committing: Mortgage or Marriage?

The Cost of Committing: Mortgage or Marriage?

04 April 2018

Two of the biggest commitments a person can make in their lifetime is to get married and to buy a house. While these can be huge commitments, they can...

Is Owning A Dog Good for Your Health? Is Owning A Dog Good for Your Health?

Is Owning A Dog Good for Your Health?

12 March 2018

When it comes to health, we may feel as though we are continually striving for a greater quality of life. Some people resort to incorporating a range of superfoods...

Alternative Holidays for Spring Time Alternative Holidays for Spring Time

Alternative Holidays for Spring Time

12 March 2018

Going on holiday is an exciting time and, throughout the year, there are numerous destination options for you to choose. For many, summer is a popular time of...

Win an All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader! Win an All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader!

Win an All-New Kindle Oasis E-reader!

01 March 2018

As it's nearing the end of what seems to have been the longest winter on record, it's only natural to start thinking about your next getaway. With this in mind...

9 Animals With Jobs 9 Animals With Jobs

9 Animals With Jobs

16 February 2018

We've already looked at how much pets can cost over their lifetime. However, most pet owners would agree that their beloved animals more than pay for themselves! But what about animals...

How Much Do We Spend on Valentine's Day? How Much Do We Spend on Valentine's Day?

How Much Do We Spend on Valentine's Day?

14 February 2018

Well it's Valentines Day! For UK couples, this is a day popular for celebrating love, but how much does it cost? According to a 2017 study, 52% of Britons said they...

Is There a Link Between Love and Health? Is There a Link Between Love and Health?

Is There a Link Between Love and Health?

14 February 2018

On Valentine's Day many people think about romance and how they can spoil their spouse. Although there's a few different theories about the origins of...

Win A Romantic Getaway in the Lakes! Win A Romantic Getaway in the Lakes!

Win A Romantic Getaway in the Lakes!

08 February 2018

Has Valentine's Day got you pining for a luxurious escape to help celebrate the love you have for your partner? Well, with the latest competition from Compare...

Superfoods: Can These Foods Really Make You Live Longer? Superfoods: Can These Foods Really Make You Live Longer?

Superfoods: Can These Foods Really Make You Live Longer?

07 February 2018

With a new year comes new resolutions, a lot of which tend to revolve around health and fitness. Part of becoming healthier is eating a healthy diet...

What Life Admin Will You Sort in 2018? What Life Admin Will You Sort in 2018?

What Life Admin Will You Sort in 2018?

19 January 2018

Another year has gone by and, with the advent of 2018, many people are looking to do all the things they meant to do in 2017 but didn't quite get around to. If...

5 Healthy Choices to Make in 2018 5 Healthy Choices to Make in 2018

5 Healthy Choices to Make in 2018

12 January 2018

With 2018 now here, you've probably made some New Year's resolutions. Every year, many people make the decision to improve their health. In 2017, 48% of...

Is This the Ultimate Bucket List? Is This the Ultimate Bucket List?

Is This the Ultimate Bucket List?

11 January 2018

After drawing the curtains on yet another 365 days, a new calendar year can sometimes serve as a reminder that life is short. It's that time of year where you may review your current lifestyle...

Your 2018 Events Calendar Your 2018 Events Calendar

Your 2018 Events Calendar

08 January 2018

The New Year is now in full swing and, like us, you may be thinking about everything that 2018 has in store. If you were gifted a calendar this Christmas, you may find something on our list...

How Much Does a Pet Cost? How Much Does a Pet Cost?

How Much Does a Pet Cost?

04 January 2018

With an estimated 54 million pets in the UK at the moment, we really do appear to be a nation of pet lovers. Pets bring a lot of joy and companionship, from dogs and cats to fish and birds. They also come...

7 Steps to Being a Smart Dad 7 Steps to Being a Smart Dad

7 Steps to Being a Smart Dad

22 December 2017

Did you know that in 2016, only 25% of British dads felt that there was enough support to help them play a positive role in family life? Becoming a new dad is an exciting and amazing experience but it...

New Year, New Dad: What to Expect in the First Year New Year, New Dad: What to Expect in the First Year

New Year, New Dad: What to Expect in the First Year

13 December 2017

We have previously discussed the usual baby milestones that you can expect as a new parent during that all-important first year. Now, we turn our attention to...

Travelling as a Single Parent Travelling as a Single Parent

Travelling as a Single Parent

07 December 2017

Travelling with young children can be challenging at the best of times, but if you are travelling as a single parent, there may be a range of new scenarios that you may not have previously considered...

The Ultimate Present-Buying Guide for New Dads The Ultimate Present-Buying Guide for New Dads

The Ultimate Present-Buying Guide for New Dads

23 November 2017

Every day there are dads working hard to raise their children and, with Christmas not so far away, many people may be considering how to show the important...

Work-Life Balance Tips for the Working Dad Work-Life Balance Tips for the Working Dad

Work-Life Balance Tips for the Working Dad

17 November 2017

In a recent study of 2,750 people conducted by Working Families, approximately half of the surveyed fathers stated that balancing both...

Win a PlayStation 4 with FIFA 18! #DadGoals Win a PlayStation 4 with FIFA 18! #DadGoals

Win a PlayStation 4 with FIFA 18! #DadGoals

01 November 2017

Whether you're a new parent looking to relax when the little one is down, or a FIFA expert looking to pass the knowledge down to your next...

Life Insurance Options When Buying a House Life Insurance Options When Buying a House

Life Insurance Options When Buying a House

26 October 2017

Are you looking to move into a new house? If so, there's every chance that you're deep in the process of buying and possibly selling a property right now...

Do You Need Travel Insurance for UK Holidays? Do You Need Travel Insurance for UK Holidays?

Do You Need Travel Insurance for UK Holidays?

19 October 2017

With its beautiful scenery, gorgeous wildlife, and amazing historic and cultural sites, the UK is increasingly a place Brits choose to explore as a holiday rather...

Baby Milestones: What Can You Expect as a New Parent? Baby Milestones: What Can You Expect as a New Parent?

Baby Milestones: What Can You Expect as a New Parent?

12 October 2017

Time seems to fly by when you have a baby on your hands, so typical milestones may feel as though they happen overnight when you're a new...

Ten Happiest Countries To Visit Ten Happiest Countries To Visit

Ten Happiest Countries To Visit

22 September 2017

Different countries in the world offer their own version of beautiful surroundings and magical views, but what is it that makes a country one of the happiest? The World Happiness Report assesses...

A Guide To a Happier Home A Guide To a Happier Home

A Guide To a Happier Home

13 September 2017

Time at home constitutes a huge portion of people's lives, so it may be natural to strive to make it as happy as possible. So whether they live alone, with a partner, family, or friends, what can individuals...

How Does Happiness Affect Your Health? How Does Happiness Affect Your Health?

How Does Happiness Affect Your Health?

11 September 2017

The World Health Organisation defines health as 'a state of physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.' With...

The 4 Ws of Fitness Tracking: The Statistics The 4 Ws of Fitness Tracking: The Statistics

The 4 Ws of Fitness Tracking: The Statistics

01 September 2017

We've been researching the UK's rising obsession with fitness trackers in 2017. We have collected a wide range of data from users and put together a handy...

Best Time To Do Holiday Prep Best Time To Do Holiday Prep

Best Time To Do Holiday Prep

22 August 2017

A month, a week, a night in advance; when is the best time to get holiday prep underway? Of course, the answer will more often than not depend upon who you ask. Whether it's months, weeks...

Misconceptions About Travel Insurance Misconceptions About Travel Insurance

Misconceptions About Travel Insurance

04 August 2017

Whether you're taking a weekend break in Paris or spending a number of weeks exploring Asia, travel insurance should form a part of your preparation. In case...

Healthiest Cuisines Around the World: Did You Know? Healthiest Cuisines Around the World: Did You Know?

Healthiest Cuisines Around the World: Did You Know?

20 July 2017

First came diet shakes, then came Atkins, and now the Paleo diet is one of the latest trends to hit dinner tables across the UK. It claims that by returning to...

Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

Health Benefits of Spending Time Outdoors

06 July 2017

Doing more to improve your health can be a great decision for a wide range of reasons, including the benefits you may obtain from your life insurance policy...

How to Plan a Hike in June How to Plan a Hike in June

How to Plan a Hike in June

20 June 2017

After a winter of hibernation and a spring with only a sprinkling of sun, June may be eagerly awaited for much of the British population. It's the beginning of summer, flowers are in full bloom, and the...

A Perfect Picnic? Ideas for a Perfect Family Walking Lunch A Perfect Picnic? Ideas for a Perfect Family Walking Lunch

A Perfect Picnic? Ideas for a Perfect Family Walking Lunch

16 June 2017

At Compare Cover, we understand the health benefits of taking a 30-minute walk during lunch, whether you're on lunch break from work or simply want...

Walking From Tot to Teen Walking From Tot to Teen

Walking From Tot to Teen

09 June 2017

May was National Walking Month and that those that embraced it may have found new opportunities for a healthier lifestyle. Following suit, June is a month where leading an active and healthy life...

How do you get your 10,000 steps? How do you get your 10,000 steps?

How do you get your 10,000 steps?

18 May 2017

The first of May marked the beginning of National Walking Month; providing you with the perfect opportunity to get fitter, feel brighter, feel connected, and feel...

National Walk at Lunch Day Could be Every Day! National Walk at Lunch Day Could be Every Day!

National Walk at Lunch Day Could be Every Day!

11 May 2017

Last week we celebrated National Walk at Lunch Day, the one day of the year where everyone is encouraged to walk for at least thirty minutes as they eat their...

Win A State of the Art Fitness Tracker! Win A State of the Art Fitness Tracker!

Win A State of the Art Fitness Tracker!

04 May 2017

This May, to support your efforts throughout National Walking Month, we're giving away a Fitbit Blaze pedometer worth £159.99*! The Blaze...

Teach Children to Save Day Teach Children to Save Day

Teach Children to Save Day

28 April 2017

Saving habits can be crucial and the idea of saving is believed by many as an essential skill to be instilled in children from an early age, along with how best to do so. After all, the way we use money...

Earth Day: Going Outdoors and Being Healthy Earth Day: Going Outdoors and Being Healthy

Earth Day: Going Outdoors and Being Healthy

26 April 2017

April 22nd 2017 marked Earth Day - a day dedicated to environmental and climate awareness. With this in mind, we have been thinking about how a life...

Life Insurance for Millennials: The Benefits of Buying Young Life Insurance for Millennials: The Benefits of Buying Young

Life Insurance for Millennials: The Benefits of Buying Young

20 April 2017

Life insurance isn't just for older people. Millennials, or Generation Y, are a demographic born approximately between 1982 and the early 2000s. As...

7 Reasons People Don't Have Life Insurance 7 Reasons People Don't Have Life Insurance

7 Reasons People Don't Have Life Insurance

28 March 2017

There are many reasons people may believe they do not require life insurance. Maybe they consider themselves to be too young or too healthy, or it could be...

Why Being Fit And Healthy Can Save You Money Why Being Fit And Healthy Can Save You Money

Why Being Fit And Healthy Can Save You Money

02 March 2017

The benefits of good habits are well documented, but between expensive gym memberships, organic produce and fitness-boosting supplements, you...

Brits Spend More On Chocolate Than Life Insurance Brits Spend More On Chocolate Than Life Insurance

Brits Spend More On Chocolate Than Life Insurance

16 February 2017

An insight into the spending habits of UK households, broken down by household characteristics and types of spending, was released by the Office of National...

Fitter In February Fitter In February

Fitter In February

13 February 2017

We're giving away a Halfords e-gift voucher worth £350 that can be spent online or in any Halfords store! The voucher could be used on cycling accessories or put towards a new bike...

Can You Buy Life Insurance For Someone Else? Can You Buy Life Insurance For Someone Else?

Can You Buy Life Insurance For Someone Else?

26 January 2017

Life insurance can provide your family with financial protection if something were to happen to you. But what happens when the circumstances are...

Do You Value Your Smartphone Or Family The Most? Do You Value Your Smartphone Or Family The Most?

Do You Value Your Smartphone Or Family The Most?

25 January 2017

Do you insure your smartphone? You're not alone. Many people have insurance protecting personal possessions but in our recent #LifeSorted survey, we...

Plan Your Way To A Happier Life Plan Your Way To A Happier Life

Plan Your Way To A Happier Life

24 January 2017

This popular quote by Jim Rohn, an American entrepreneur and motivational speaker, sums up the key to a happier life: 'Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something...

8 Myths About Buying Life Insurance Debunked 8 Myths About Buying Life Insurance Debunked

8 Myths About Buying Life Insurance Debunked

03 January 2017

We know that life insurance can be a difficult topic to get your head around. It can be difficult thinking about the unexpected and there are plenty of...

Are Women Better At Life Admin Than Men? Are Women Better At Life Admin Than Men?

Are Women Better At Life Admin Than Men?

30 December 2016

Many people will tell you that women are more organised than men - but is it a myth? In a recent survey, we decided to investigate the argument by asking...

Do People In Your Region Have Their #LifeSorted? Do People In Your Region Have Their #LifeSorted?

Do People In Your Region Have Their #LifeSorted?

29 December 2016

Is it the beautiful countryside on their doorstep? We're not sure but in a recent survey, we discovered 29% of people in the South West don't own or have a passport that is in date. People in...

The Top 10 Ways To Get Your #LifeSorted The Top 10 Ways To Get Your #LifeSorted

The Top 10 Ways To Get Your #LifeSorted

28 December 2016

Having your life sorted means different things to different people. Most people will tell you that young adulthood should be about living life to the max, finding love...

Why Insure Your Car, Pet & Phone But Not Yourself? Why Insure Your Car, Pet & Phone But Not Yourself?

Why Insure Your Car, Pet & Phone But Not Yourself?

28 November 2016

We get it: car insurance is mandatory and the lack of an NHS for animals makes insurance for vet bills a near necessity for many pet owners. But is covering stuff...

Protecting Your Loved Ones With Life Insurance Protecting Your Loved Ones With Life Insurance

Protecting Your Loved Ones With Life Insurance

22 November 2016

You've saved for your dream house and made a home where you and your family feel safe and secure. Life is full of unexpected curveballs so it's best to be...

High Street Banks Versus Compare Cover High Street Banks Versus Compare Cover

High Street Banks Versus Compare Cover

10 November 2016

A life insurance policy provides you with the peace of mind that, should the unthinkable happen, the family you leave behind will be financially secure...

Why Switching Now Could Save You £100s Every Year Why Switching Now Could Save You £100s Every Year

Why Switching Now Could Save You £100s Every Year

13 October 2016

A lot of people initially buy life insurance through their bank, building society or mortgage lender because it's convenient, only to later realise that they're paying...

Measuring The Impact of Brexit On Your Finances Measuring The Impact of Brexit On Your Finances

Measuring The Impact of Brexit On Your Finances

05 October 2016

In June 2016 the British people voted to leave the European Union. Since that time, a handful of developments have cast a shadow of uncertainty over the...

Just Married: Here Are 5 Money Tips You Need Just Married: Here Are 5 Money Tips You Need

Just Married: Here Are 5 Money Tips You Need

03 October 2016

Money can't buy happiness, right? In the UK, disagreements about money have become the number one reason for couples getting divorced. Once...

Top Tips for Cutting the Cost of Your Policy Top Tips for Cutting the Cost of Your Policy

Top Tips for Cutting the Cost of Your Policy

30 September 2016

Whether you're buying a policy for the first time or considering switching providers, securing cheap life insurance is always welcome. But how do you make...

Protecting Your Family: Who Do You Rely On? Protecting Your Family: Who Do You Rely On?

Protecting Your Family: Who Do You Rely On?

02 September 2016

They say, 'It takes a village to raise a child' - and that's certainly true today. Dual-income and lone parent households are on the rise, and the costs of living...

Financial Planning for Millennials Financial Planning for Millennials

Financial Planning for Millennials

26 July 2016

When you're in your 30s, the furthest thing from your mind is probably the thought of your own demise. However, for a number of reasons that we're...

Introducing CompareCover Introducing CompareCover

Introducing CompareCover

01 July 2016

We are very excited to announce the launch of our brand new website, Compare Cover - an online comparison service dedicated to life insurance. Our mission is simple...

A Better Investment Than Netflix or Starbucks? A Better Investment Than Netflix or Starbucks?

A Better Investment Than Netflix or Starbucks?

01 July 2016

We know that a lot of people put off buying life insurance because they're anxious about the price. However, many are pleasantly surprised to discover...

Life Insurance Tips for New Parents Life Insurance Tips for New Parents

Life Insurance Tips for New Parents

01 July 2016

Since 2003, the cost of raising a child to the age of 21 has increased by 63% in the UK. This means it now costs close to a quarter of a million pounds to look after...