A guide to protecting your garden

While you diligently upgrade security in your home to ensure your valuables are protected, spare a thought for what lies within that sprawling patch of green just outside your back door. Garden expert Veronica Peerless explains how to make your garden a secure sanctuary

Flood Re: What it is, how it works and what it means for you

Launching in April 2016, Flood Re aims to give homeowners in high flood-risk areas more options when it comes to protecting their properties. Property journalist Cherry Casey explains what you need to know about this latest innovation to the home insurance market.

Tips on making a home insurance claim

Tips on making a claim on your home insurance

Hiscox customer Dr John Urquhart offers some insightful tips on making a claim on your home insurance, having been through the process when his bathroom suffered a troublesome leak. (Such diligence isn’t strictly necessary with Hiscox, as we aim to make the process as hassle-free for you as possible. You only need to be as involved as you want to be. But you may find some of these tips helpful).

Are you underinsured?

When it comes to insuring our homes, why do we cover our big-ticket buys but forget the day-to-day valuables that we couldn’t do without?

Ultimate guide to contents insurance

The ultimate guide to choosing the right contents insurance

Contents insurance is something many people see as a tick-box exercise. But there are lots of things you need to consider if you want to make sure your cover is right for you and your home. From inner limits to valuations, we’ll take you through everything you need to know in this ultimate guide, with tips and examples from the experts.