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How to travel with pets: our top tips

How to travel with pets: our top tips

18 May 2021

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...

Do young people need life insurance?

Do young people need life insurance?

06 May 2021

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...

Work-life balance tips for dads

Work-life balance tips for dads

29 March 2021

A recent study conducted by Working Families found that over half of the surveyed fathers thought work affected their ability to spend time with their children. And with over 60% of dads...

Life insurance tips for new parents Life insurance tips for new parents

Life insurance tips for new parents

13 February 2021

Between 2012 and 2020, the cost of raising a child to the age of 18 has risen 5.5% for families with two parents and almost 20% for lone parent families. It now costs between...

8 life insurance myths debunked 8 life insurance myths debunked

8 life insurance myths debunked

11 February 2021

We know that life insurance can be a difficult topic to get your head around. There are many life insurance myths out there that can make it harder to decide if life insurance is right for you. We investigate some common life insurance myths...

7 reasons people don't have life insurance 7 reasons people don't have life insurance

7 reasons people don't have life insurance

03 February 2021

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 switching life insurance providers could save you 100s every year Why switching life insurance providers could save you 100s every year

Why switching life insurance providers could save you 100s every year

27 January 2021

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...

First-time dad: What to expect in baby's first year First-time dad: What to expect in baby's first year

First-time dad: What to expect in baby's first year

27 January 2021

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

Samsung Galaxy S20 trio key features Samsung Galaxy S20 trio key features

Samsung Galaxy S20 trio key features

26 January 2021

Samsung announced a trio of smartphones at the start of 2020 - the Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+ and the S20 Ultra, each bursting with new features. Want to know more about the Samsung Galaxy S20 releases? Read on...

Family life: Who do you rely on? Family life: Who do you rely on?

Family life: Who do you rely on?

21 January 2021

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...

Cheap life insurance: Top tips for cutting the cost of your policy Cheap life insurance: Top tips for cutting the cost of your policy

Cheap life insurance: Top tips for cutting the cost of your policy

19 January 2021

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...

Just married: How to manage finances in a marriage Just married: How to manage finances in a marriage

Just married: How to manage finances in a marriage

15 January 2021

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

Protecting your loved ones with mortgage protection life insurance Protecting your loved ones with mortgage protection life insurance

Protecting your loved ones with mortgage protection life insurance

14 January 2021

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...

What is mortgage protection insurance? What is mortgage protection insurance?

What is mortgage protection insurance?

16 December 2020

Are you planning to move into a new home? If so, you may be wondering, what is mortgage protection insurance? Find out more in our guide.

Why compare life insurance quotes Why compare life insurance quotes

Why compare life insurance quotes

10 December 2020

Have you bought life insurance through a bank? Discover why you may want to compare life insurance quotes to see if you can get a better deal.

Will Brexit affect travel insurance? Will Brexit affect travel insurance?

Will Brexit affect travel insurance?

01 December 2020

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...

Travelling as a single parent Travelling as a single parent

Travelling as a single parent

25 November 2020

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 new pet owner checklist The new pet owner checklist

The new pet owner checklist

20 November 2020

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...

Apple iPhone 12 key features Apple iPhone 12 key features

Apple iPhone 12 key features

19 November 2020

Interested in the Apple iPhone 12 or Apple iPhone 12 mini? We take a look at the Apple iPhone 12's key features to help you decide if it?s worth upgrading your current handset.

Alternative Valentine's Day getaways Alternative Valentine's Day getaways

Alternative Valentine's Day getaways

05 November 2020

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.

Is there a link between love and health? Is there a link between love and health?

Is there a link between love and health?

24 September 2020

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...

How to keep pets safe on bonfire night How to keep pets safe on bonfire night

How to keep pets safe on bonfire night

18 September 2020

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...

The most popular cat names for 2020 The most popular cat names for 2020

The most popular cat names for 2020

28 August 2020

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...

Top destination wedding locations Top destination wedding locations

Top destination wedding locations

26 August 2020

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

Wonderful walks for you and your dog in the Lake District Wonderful walks for you and your dog in the Lake District

Wonderful walks for you and your dog in the Lake District

21 August 2020

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...

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

18 August 2020

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...

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?

23 July 2020

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...

10 fun facts you may not know about man's best friend 10 fun facts you may not know about man's best friend

10 fun facts you may not know about man's best friend

07 July 2020

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...

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?

22 June 2020

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

Top 10 travel destinations to visit in July Top 10 travel destinations to visit in July

Top 10 travel destinations to visit in July

05 June 2020

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

A first-time home buyers guide A first-time home buyers guide

A first-time home buyers guide

03 June 2020

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...

Top backpacking destinations Top backpacking destinations

Top backpacking destinations

28 May 2020

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

The UK's favourite pets The UK's favourite pets

The UK's favourite pets

26 May 2020

In the UK, we're pretty fond of our furry and scaly companions, with 40% of the population owning a pet, but do you know which animal makes the UK's favourite pet?

Can you buy life insurance for someone else? Can you buy life insurance for someone else?

Can you buy life insurance for someone else?

19 May 2020

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

Misconceptions about travel insurance Misconceptions about travel insurance

Misconceptions about travel insurance

19 May 2020

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...

9 animals with jobs 9 animals with jobs

9 animals with jobs

19 May 2020

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 owning a dog good for your health? Is owning a dog good for your health?

Is owning a dog good for your health?

19 May 2020

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...

A guide to mortgage protection insurance A guide to mortgage protection insurance

A guide to mortgage protection insurance

19 May 2020

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

Is life insurance worth it? Is life insurance worth it?

Is life insurance worth it?

19 May 2020

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...

Do you need travel insurance for UK holidays? Do you need travel insurance for UK holidays?

Do you need travel insurance for UK holidays?

18 May 2020

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...

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

Mini breaks in the UK Mini breaks in the UK

Mini breaks in the UK

28 April 2020

Looking to treat yourself to a mini break in the UK? An increasing number of us are opting to get away for two or three days at a time...

How Much Does a Pet Cost? 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?

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...