Unlock speaks to Paul Lewis of Radio 4 Money Box on how insurers are breaking the law by taking into account old criminal records, disadvantaging millions of people with spent convictions. You can listen to the programme here
An article in the Independent reports that families of offenders face higher premiums and even flat refusals when it comes to getting insurance. The article quotes a report by Unlock, which revealed that 37 per cent of the calls made to its helpline related to insurance. It also revealed a startling issue; that many families of prisoners and
The Telegraph’s Money section has published a very interesting article about the changes to the ROA and how these do (or don’t) impact on people with motoring offences. We spoke with the journalist as she was developing this piece, although we’re not specifically referenced. This article highlights a number of issues that we’re taking forward
Today, we took part in a discussion on Radio 4’s Money Box about obtaining insurance with unspent convictions. You can listen below or click here.
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Today we took part in a Radio 4 Money Box discussion about changes to motor insurance disclosure, as well as what people need to disclose under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. You can listen to the interview below.
The below is post from our Information Hub The reason for this update is to let you know of some changes to insurance disclosure, which came into force in April 2013, which should help many people with convictions. We updated the guidance on our website at the time, but to raise awareness of this, we
We’ve taken part in a Radio 4 discussion about insurance and convictions. The piece can be listened to below. There is also a link to more information about the piece here.
The Sunday Times have featured in their Money section a letter from somebody whose son is experiencing difficulties getting insurance. We spoke with the journalist last week, and provided her with some advice, which led to the person eventually finding some cover, and we’re featured in the published response (see below).
The Observer picked up on our launch of the Disclosure Calculator and featured this as an article, looking at how it will help people when applying for insurance. You can read the article below.
We’ve written an article for the Co-op’s members magazine, Re:Act. It’s only sent out in hard copy, but we’ve taken some copies of the article and these are available below as images.
Linked to the launch of Time is Money, we’ve written a Think Piece for the Chartered Insurance Institute. You can read the article here.
Today we were featured in a Daily Mail article which looked at how minor convictions can have a huge impact on your insurance. You can read the article here. The article was also featured on the thisismoney.co.uk website.
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