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August 2016

Try before you buy and you could save on Co-op Young Driver insurance
Gives young drivers the opportunity to save money

15% of UK drivers wouldn’t buy car insurance if it wasn’t the law
Today the Co-op releases a video to explain why drivers need insurance

The nation’s unluckiest pet names revealed
Male pets are more unlucky than their female counterparts

July 2016

Motorists calling for a crash course in car safety
Over three quarters of UK drivers believe safety ratings should be increasingly highlighted when buying a car

1 in 5 cyclists had a bicycle stolen from inside their homes
2 million cyclists house their bicycle inside their home despite being safety-conscious

June 2016

Half of homeowners lack basic security common sense
13 million households in the UK committing the most basic security faux pas

May 2016

Motor insurance is too complex
Half of the UK’s drivers believe that motor insurance is too confusing, with the overwhelming majority (86%) believing that it needs to be easier to understand

Thieves steal garden equipment worth £517m
Homeowners more likely to take extra security measures to protect their home and garden than renters

April 2016

Fifth of young drivers believe driverless cars will enable them to drink and drive
22% of young drivers believe they would be able to drink and drive if they have a driverless car

Young drivers call for a driving test overhaul
Over a third of young drivers didn’t feel prepared to drive after passing their test

Co-op Insurance unveils the top first time buyer mistakes
20% of first time buyers aged 25-34 have underinsured homes

March 2016

15% spike in malicious damage to cars
Co-operative Insurance and Neighbourhood Watch calling for communities to look out for their neighbours.

Co-operative Insurance announces Neighbourhood Watch sponsorship
Partnership aims to set up 30,000 new schemes.

Co-operative Young Driver Insurance saves policyholders over £7.4m in first year of driving
5th anniversary of The Co-operative Insurance’s Young Driver product.

February 2016

Revealed: the top five tricks parents use to reduce motor insurance premium price
Research by The Co-operative Insurance has found the top tricks that parents have used whilst applying for a car insurance premium in order to save money.

And they call it ‘Puppy Love’…
One in ten owners set to treat their pets this Valentine’s Day.

Weather driving advice
The Co-operative Insurance offers tips on how drivers can stay safe behind the wheel.

January 2016

Two thirds of consumers find insurance too confusing
The Co-operative Insurance trial launches new tool to demystify pricing for customers.

Flooding update from The Co-operative Insurance
Following the extreme weather conditions of storms Desmond, Eva and Frank which resulted in widespread flooding across the UK from December, the Co-operative Insurance continues to assist hundreds of customers as the drying out process begins.

December 2015

Two thirds of drivers don’t know what the drink-drive limit is
New research from The Co-operative Insurance has revealed that almost two thirds (60%) of drivers have no idea what the legal drink-driving limit is.

Short-term festive fun: pets still abandoned after Christmas as families can’t cope
A pet should be a lifetime commitment, not just bought on a whim as a gift, yet each year more than 30% of UK dogs are abandoned in the first three months of the year, following the festive period.

Unluckiest pets in the UK revealed
If you own a Labrador dog called Alfie or a crossbreed cat called Oscar, chances are you may be taking an unexpected trip to the vet anytime soon.

Learner drivers at risk of losing their licences this Christmas
Research has revealed that 17% of learner drivers have acted as ‘designated drivers’ over the festive period and been relied upon to drive people home after a Christmas night out.

As a storm brews on the horizon - The Co-operative Insurance offers tips to secure your home
Following last week’s Storm Clodagh, The Co-operative Insurance saw a nine-fold* increase in storm claims following strong winds and heavy rain which damaged homes across the UK.

Danger Day: 5th December is the riskiest day of the year to drive
Motorists are being urged to take care this coming Saturday as it is officially the most dangerous day of the year to be on the roads.

744,000 drivers say they will be over the limit when they drive this Christmas
A huge 744,000 drivers think that they will be over the legal alcohol limit when they get behind the wheel this festive season according to shocking research by The Co-operative Insurance.

November 2015

Seasonal staff – how to ensure Christmas is a season for your business to be jolly
As many small business owners will be looking to recruit seasonal staff for the busy Christmas period, The Co-operative Insurance is urging employers to take steps to ensure their insurance cover is valid in preparation for the festive season.

Black Friday = safer roads
Whilst ‘Black Friday’ offers bargains galore to consumers, it also comes with an added benefit of safer roads with a reduction of accidents and collisions on the UK’s roads.

Don’t present burglars with an opportunity this Christmas
To help people keep their valuable presents safe this Christmas, The Co-operative Insurance spoke to ex-burglars to find out what put them off when it came to targeting homes in the past as thefts are most prevalent in the winter months.

Fires due to electrical faults increase 29% over three years
The proportion of fire claims caused by electrical faults has jumped by 29% in the last three years, now accounting for almost a quarter (23%) of overall fire claims, according to figures from Co-op Insurance.

‘Paws for thought’: Avoid stressed pets this Bonfire season
With Bonfire Night fast approaching, The Co-operative Insurance offers its top tips for keeping pets safe.

October 2015

Accident prone homes: £5bn of contents at risk
More than 12 million households in the UK - almost half (46%) - don’t have accidental damage cover according to new research from The Co-operative Insurance, leaving more than £5.6bn worth of contents at risk, from burns on the carpet to broken glassware and electrical items .

Home owners beware: 38% spike in home thefts when clocks go back
Figures from The Co-operative Insurance have shown a huge spike in home and motor claims when the clocks change and daylight saving time ends.

The Co-operative Insurance celebrates response to latest social campaign
The Co-operative Insurance has received a fantastic initial response to its brand new social media campaign – Nostalgia FM – seeing over 35,000 visitors going back in time to when they passed their driving test.

September 2015

100,000 parents currently ‘fronting’ their children’s motor insurance
New research from The Co-operative Insurance reveals that around one hundred thousand parents are currently ‘fronting’ motor insurance for their offspring.

Nostalgia FM – motoring memories
New research from The Co-operative Insurance has revealed that we are a nostalgic nation of drivers with four in five motorists associating their first set of wheels with fond memories from their past.

Dog allergies triple in a year
New data from The Co-operative Insurance shows dog allergies have tripled in the last year mirroring the upward trend in human allergies.

August 2015

Keep your distance this Bank Holiday weekend
With the Bank holiday exodus upon us, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals that tailgating tops the list of motoring annoyances in the UK.

Pet owners spend five thousand pounds in hidden costs
New research by The Co-operative Insurance has revealed the hidden costs of pet ownership, with cats and dogs costing their owners on average an unexpected £5,000 over a lifetime.

Homeowners lack basic security awareness
Millions of homeowners are committing the most basic security faux pas which could put their property and belongings at risk during the peak holiday months according to new research from The Co-operative Insurance.

Speed knowledge being tested to the limits
Despite speed being one of the main causes of road accidents in the UK* new research by The Co-operative Insurance shows that over a third of drivers are motoring along Britain’s fastest roads, with no idea what the speed limit is.

July 2015

We'd rather hide our mess: cleaning hits the dust
Homeowners today would rather hide their mess as new research from The Co-operative Insurance* reveals that cleaning is dying out.

Co-operative Insurance to tackle social isolation and loneliness with British Red Cross
Following a decisive vote by its members and colleagues, The Co-operative Group has announced that it will partner with the British Red Cross to tackle social isolation and loneliness.

Unhappy homes: DIY leads to relationship cracks
DIY is a key source of aggravation among households, as two in five have argued with a loved one about it (42%) according to new research from The Co-operative Insurance.

Over 6,500 motorists driving on the roads with over 12 penalty points
A Freedom of Information request by The Co-operative Insurance to the DVLA (Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency) has revealed that there are currently 6,523 motorists* currently on the road with over 12 penalty points on their driving licence.

June 2015

From speed to selfies: drivers behaving badly
Speed, braking and motorway driving continue to be the main themes of bad driving, however social media is now playing a role in bad driving behaviours.

First time buyer mistakes leave property and belongings worth £1.5bn at risk
New research from The Co-operative Insurance reveals that half of first time buyers don’t budget for home insurance when stepping onto the property ladder (47%).

Death of the green P Plate?
New research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals almost 70 per cent of drivers never used a P plate when they passed their test (68%).

The Family Pet Show signs up headline sponsor The Co-operative Insurance
The Family Pet Show launched the countdown to 2015’s October show today with the news that it has signed up new headline sponsor, The Co-operative Insurance. The show will run from October 3-4 at EventCity next to The Trafford Centre.

March 2015

The Co-operative Insurance Saves Young Drivers £7.2m in their first year
The UK’s first major insurer to reward 17-24 year-olds for responsible driving, The Co-operative Insurance, has saved its young drivers more than £7.2 million* in their first year of driving since launching the scheme in March 2011.

Co-op reveals 9million UK cats and dogs aren’t insured
New research released by The Co-operative Insurance, highlights that whilst 17million* UK households have cats and dogs, over half (53%)** of them are not insured, meaning that owners could face unexpected, costly fees if anything were to happen to their pets.

February 2015

End of the road for the garage
Gone are the days of protecting the family car from the elements as two fifths (42 per cent) of UK homeowners never park their car in the garage, and almost a third of people (31 per cent) have either converted their garage, or are considering doing so, according to new research issued by
The Co-operative Insurance.

January 2015

Industry first as Co-op updates Young Driver Insurance to accelerate safer driving skills
Customers with a Co-operative Insurance Young Driver policy will shortly have access to a range of safety modules via their online dashboard.

December 2014

Animal lovers opt for "Pre-Pup" agreements
Almost one in three animal loving couples fear their pets could become tug of love victims if they split up, according to new research issued today (10th December, 2014) by The Co-operative Insurance.

November 2014

A third of renters have no home insurance
With both the cost of renting and the number of renters increasing, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals a third (33%) of those in rented accommodation don’t have any form of home insurance to protect their contents.

Two thirds of UK rescue centres see a rise in abandoned dogs
New figures revealed today highlight that in the last year, over two thirds (67%) of animal rescue centres in the UK have seen an increase in the number of abandoned* dogs.

October 2014
The Co-operative Home Insurance offers new customers a free Karcher Window Vac
The Co-operative Insurance is offering all new customers who buy a combined buildings and contents home insurance policy a free Karcher Window Vac worth £59.99*. The offer is available until 30 November 2014.

Top ten celebrity dog adopters
National Dog Adoption month: Marking the launch of National Dog Adoption Month (October), The Co-operative Insurance and have revealed the top 10 celebrities to bring an adopted dog into their homes.

August 2014
Dogs are man’s best social media friend….by a whisker!
Although cats are often thought of as ‘top dog’ in the world of social media, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals that dogs lead in the popularity stakes*.

Gnome Alone
‘Lock up your gnomes’ warns insurer as just over a fifth of UK homeowners report garden thefts
The Co-operative Insurance reveals the safest place in the UK to be a gnome

July 2014
By George! As the Prince celebrates his 1st birthday today our Pet Insurance team reveals an increase in pets named George
The Co-operative Pet Insurance has revealed the most popular pet names of 2014, showing that Brits are opting for more regal titles for our furry friends than before.

The Co-operative Insurance calls for new team at the Department for Transport to urgently address young driver safety reforms
Responding to this week’sre-shuffle at the Department for Transport and delays to the introduction of young driver reforms.

Social media junkies update holiday status despite burglary fears
New research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals that three quarters of adults (75.5 per cent) worry about home security when they go on holiday with 45 per cent concerned about digital updates signposting thieves to their vacant property.

Response from The Co-operative Insurance to the Transport Committee’s fourth report on the cost of motor insurance
In response to the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee report “Driving Premiums Down,” Jonathan Guy, Head of Claims for The Co-operative Insurance comments:

June 2014
Co-operative Insurance: Response to Efra Flood Report
The floods that hit many areas of the country this year were devastating to see and we have been doing all we can to help our customers affected by the floods to recover. It's encouraging to see that Efra are pushing for work to begin on preventative measures to lower the risk of flooding in the areas that were affected.

The Co-operative Insurance respond to CMA proposals for motor insurance
As an insurer that is focused on doing the right thing for our customers, we welcome today’s proposals from the Competition and Markets Authority.

May 2014
The Co-operative Insurance reveals young drivers steer towards mum & dad to 'af-ford' first car
According to a report issued today (20.05.14) by The Co-operative Insurance, young drivers’ tastes are far more sophisticated than those of previous generations with the most popular first car in Britain now being a black Ford Fiesta** that costs on average £2,119.

April 2014
Co-operative Pet Insurance offers puurfect getaway and 20% online discount
Whether it’s a coastal retreat or a city break, there are plenty of hotels to choose from if a night away is long over-due, or if there is special occasion to celebrate.

March 2014
Co-operative insurance launches new initiative to help flood victims
The new initiative follows the Government’s announcement that households could be entitled to up to £5,000 if weather related repairs are more flood-resistant...

Co-operative Insurance Society Limited - Important Notice
This notice is only relevant to you if you held a general insurance policy e.g. a motor, home or commercial insurance policy, with CIS prior to 15th January 2006.

January 2014
The Co-operative Pet Insurance 25% discount
January is historically the peak month** for pet owners to take out insurance for their animals, as this is when many families welcome their new pets into their home over the Christmas period, but this also coincides with the post-Christmas stretch on household finances.

Co-operative Insurance Society Limited - Important Notice
Proposed transfer of general insurance business of Royal London (CIS) Limited (formerly known as Co-operative Insurance Society Limited).

General Insurance update
The Co-operative Group is pleased to announce its intention to keep the General Insurance business. In reaching this decision, the Board has taken into account the General Insurance business’s significant growth potential.

The Co-operative Group to retain General Insurance Business
The Board today is pleased to announce its intention to cancel the sale process and keep the General Insurance business.

November 2013
Animated video warns young drivers about fraudsters selling fake car insurance
The police and insurance industry are increasingly concerned about so-called ‘ghost brokers’ who particularly target young men with fake motor insurance policies, and have teamed up with crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers in an effort to stop people falling victim to this fraud.

July 2013
Lessons prepare us to fail say UK's young drivers
Young drivers say lessons are failing to prepare them for life on the roads and want an overhaul of the learning process to better equip the next generation of motorists according to a new report..

Appointment of Non-Executive to the Board of The Co-operative Bank Plc
Euan Sutherland (Co-operative Group Chief Executive), has been appointed as a Non Executive Director on the Board of The Co-operative Bank Plc.

The Co-operative Group confirms the disposal of life insurance and asset management businesses
Further to the announcement on 26 July 2013, Co-operative Banking Group, part of The Co-operative Group, confirms that it has completed the disposal of its life insurance and asset management businesses to Royal London.

Paws for thought this August with Co-operative Pet Insurance!
We're proud to announce a 12-month Co-operative Insurance sponsorship of Dog’s Blog, a dog adoption website.

Sale of Life Insurance and Asset Management Business
PRA approves Royal London's acquisition of the Co-operative Group's life insurance business; FCA approves acquisition of Co-operative's asset management business.

June 2013
Average driver takes three years to feel confident behind the wheel
The average new driver only feels truly confident after three years behind the wheel and after clocking up more than 20,000 miles*, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals.

March 2013
Non core banking losses adversely impact Group profits
Preliminary results announcement.

Royal London announces signing of agreements with The Co-operative Banking Group
Royal London and The Co-operative Banking Group have today announced the signing of agreements for Royal London to acquire The Co-operative’s life insurance and asset management businesses.

November 2012
European Gender Ruling and Insurance
Find out which types of insurance policies will be affected.

September 2012
Insurance rewards loyalty for customers
The Co-operative Insurance has launched a website giving hundreds of pounds worth of discounts and offers to customers.

May 2012
Changes to our telephone numbers
The Co-operative Insurance is changing several of the telephone numbers which you may use to contact us from 0845 to 0844 numbers.

February 2012
Update on your Financial Advice service
The home based Financial Adviser service is now closed. Find out how this affects you.

June 2011
New vehicle law – don’t get caught out
A new vehicle law called Continuous Insurance Enforcement is coming in to force that means that the registered keeper of a vehicle must keep it insured.

February 2011
Join the Revolution
The Co-operative Group, our parent business has a strong heritage of campaigning and supporting social issues from climate change to animal welfare.