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Media Announcements in 2016

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October 2016

Safety should be 'standard' on all new cars
Three quarters of drivers think that more needs to be done to highlight car safety

Wrong food and too much exercise results in poorly pets
New data from Co-op Insurance reveals the leading medical conditions that prompt the most visits to the vets for cats and dogs

September 2016

Co-op Insurance selects Miles Smith as commercial partner
Miles Smith will offer packaged products to small and medium-sized businesses

Electrical Fires in the home increased by 35% in the last year
Electrical faults now account for 27% of all fire claims

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.