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Is your new 2020 hobby insured

Is your new 2020 hobby insured?

For many 2020 has been the year of discovering and embracing new hobbies, from cooking up a storm to learning how to sew. Inside homes across the world, people have been doing workouts, practising musical instruments and, of course, baking banana bread.

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Will home contents insurance cover a home office

Will home & contents insurance cover a home office?

The year of 2020 has really shaken up the work-lifestyle mix. Many Australians transitioned from office spaces to living room work stations, alongside a raft of other restrictions and changes to workflow (we’re looking at you, Slack calls and Google Hangouts). 

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Should you get insurance for christmas gifts

Should you get insurance for Christmas gifts?

If you’ve started filling Christmas stockings, you might want to put contents insurance on your holiday list and check it twice.The latest figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) show a 3% increase in the number of burglary victims between 2018 and 2019. This contributes to the fourth consecutive yearly rise in overall robbery.While there isn’t much fresh data on break-ins during the holiday period, the ABS does note 72% of burglaries happen at a residential address. So if you’re storing big-ticket presents like jewellery, sports equipment or expensive tech under your bed, it could be the season to investigate insurance.

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Virgin money takes out prize for exceptional value home insurance in 2020

Virgin Money takes out prize for exceptional value home insurance in 2020

For the second year running, Virgin Money has been crowned a winner in the Mozo Experts Choice Insurance Awards.The insurer has continued to shine as a top value-for-money provider, scoring a medal in the Exceptional Value awards category on both occasions. This year, the Mozo expert judges analysed 56 home and contents insurance policies using more than 15,000 customer quotes. They found Virgin Money’s policy was one of the consistently lower price options compared to similar products.When assessing policies for ‘value’, the judges were looking for options which provided extensive coverage while keeping premiums as affordable as possible. This is to ensure insurance customers looking for cheaper options find the right level of cover for their circumstances as well as their budgets.Get to know Virgin Money’s award-winning policy below:

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