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My Advice Gateway

My Advice Gateway is a free resource to help you quickly find the information you need to claim benefits, access help and support or look for a job or training opportunities. Other services include sections on banking, insurance and how to manage debt.

There is so much information available on the internet that it can often be a tedious and time consuming activity to search through the mass of advice that is available in order to find the information you need. Even government websites that have been set up to provide help can be difficult to find your way around.

My Advice Gateway has been built to help you find the information you need quickly and effectively. Links will take you to authoritative advice or the precise application form you need.

We hope you will find My Advice Gateway useful. If you do, why not tell your friends. . .


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If you have decided that you want to buy insurance it is advisable to “shop around”.

Start by getting a few quotes from different companies. Insurance companies must provide you with key policy information when giving you a quote – this information can be a really useful checklist when comparing other company’s policies. 

Remember, though a policy may be cheaper, it may not provide all of the cover that you need. Also, it is important to bear in mind to always check for exclusions, and always check for charges and fees that may come with the policy.

There are a number of ways of buying insurance.

If you are using a price comparison website, be aware that many large companies are not included, and that many policies may not provide as much cover as you need in an effort to give you the cheapest price and a quick service.

Follow this link for more advice on buying using comparison websites. 

You can buy insurance based upon information only (without advice) or after advice.

Buying without advice puts the responsibility on you to do your research thoroughly – it is for you to decide whether or not the policy is suitable for you.

The alternative is to go to an insurance broker who will look at your personal situation and find a policy that suits you. This is called buying with advice, and if the advice turns out to be inappropriate you have the right to complain, and in some cases claim compensation, see this link.

If you are unsure of how to  proceed it is advisable to use an insurance broker. They are experts in the market and can often find you a better deal although you will have to pay a commission charge. For advice on using an Insurance Broker go to this link.

However buying on your own can often save money, as there will be no commission charge.

Always be wary when using price comparison sites as they do not always have your best interests at heart.