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The Cost of Committing: Mortgage or Marriage?

The Cost of Committing: Mortgage or Marriage?

28 April 2020

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...

How Much Does a Pet Cost?

How Much Does a Pet Cost?

10 January 2020

With an estimated 51 million pets in the UK in 2018, 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.

What Life Admin Will You Sort in 2020?

What Life Admin Will You Sort in 2020?

07 January 2020

Another year has gone by and, with the advent of 2020, many people are looking to do all the things they meant to do in 2019 but didn?t quite get around to...

Top Destinations for New Year's Eve Celebrations Top Destinations for New Year's Eve Celebrations

Top Destinations for New Year's Eve Celebrations

06 November 2019

There's no shortage of amazing ways to ring in the New Year. Here's a list of our top 10 places for fireworks, sing-alongs and all-night parties...

Christmas Markets in the UK Christmas Markets in the UK

Christmas Markets in the UK

16 October 2019

Love it or loath it, Christmas is on its merry way! Festive markets will be opening their doors and we've collected some of the UK's best for inspiration...

Do Young People Need Life Insurance? Do Young People Need Life Insurance?

Do Young People Need Life Insurance?

02 July 2019

The stage in your life and the responsibilities you have, rather than your age, should be at the forefront of your mind when thinking about whether life insurance is right for you.

Things to Do with The Grandchildren in The Summer Holidays Things to Do with The Grandchildren in The Summer Holidays

Things to Do with The Grandchildren in The Summer Holidays

15 May 2019

Grandparents are often relied upon for babysitting duties during the summer holidays. Here are some ideas to help get you through the long break.

Alternative Valentine's Day Getaways 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.

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...

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...

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)...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...