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Posted: 17/9/2010

John Lewis brings insurance extras to the high street

John Lewis is to begin selling a range of insurance policies under its own brand. But those hoping to exploit the firm's "Never knowingly undersold" slogan may be disappointed.

The company has previously sold insurance, alongside products such as event booking and travel, through a separate firm known as Greenbee. That's now closing, but the insurance will continue under the John Lewis Full Story

Posted: 11/9/2010

iPhone users urged to take out mobile insurance

One in five iPhone users have made an insurance claim in the last year according to one company offering cover. Mobile phone inurer Protect Your Bubble also reports that 45% of those claims were for accidental damage.

The company doesn't reveal the source of those statistics. It may well be that one in five iPhone users that have taken out insurance have made a claim, rather than it being one in five Full Story

Posted: 5/9/2010

Sportsman's hair insured for $1 million

An American football player is reported to have had his hair insured for $1 million. The policy is said to have been taken out by Procter and Gamble to cover his continued appearance in adverts for a shampoo brand.

Troy Polamalu of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who is of Samoan descent, has a mass of three-foot long curly hair which could perhaps be described as resembling a Tina Turner wig placed on a baby. He says he hasn't cut the hair since 2002.

It's not known Full Story

Posted: 29/8/2010

Bicycle theft remains prevalent

One in five cyclists have had their bike stolen in the past five years, while 8% have had at least three bikes stolen.

It may not be a matter of luck, however. Insurers Aviva note that 13% of bike owners leave the bike unattended and unlocked for short periods, for example when running an errand, while 17% put their bike out of sight but still leave it unlocked.

To promote their bike insurance, the Full Story

PLEASE NOTE: All news items are intended for information only and should not be relied upon when making decisions. Due to their nature some of the information in these general insurance news stories may no longer be current.
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