You can buy insurance for just about anything. Some insurance is required by law - car insurance, for example. Others, such as buildings or travel insurance, are plainly sensible. But many others are merely scams.
A deadline could soon be imposed on those who have yet to make a claim for being missold payment protection insurance. If you're planning to make a claim, here's what you should do.
Tim Bennett rounds up this week’s personal finance news, including the four car insurance-boosters to beware, recycling the winter fuel allowance and the latest headline-grabbing savings accounts.
The banking industry has set aside huge sums to cover mis-selling to customers – and if you have been persuaded to buy a product that makes no sense for you over the last few years, some of it might just be for you.