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Kasey Cassells

Kasey Cassells

Senior Content Editor

About the Author

Kasey started writing for Uswitch in 2014.

She helps people better understand and save money on their gas and electricity bills.

She's also a content editor for all things car insurance and personal finance.

Expertise

  • Energy

  • Car Insurance

  • Personal Finances

Education

  • BA (Hons) in Journalism - Solent University

Articles written by Kasey

Pet damage home insurance

Is your home covered for damage caused by pets? Our guide explains what is included under accidental damage and can help you find the right home insurance.

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Top 10 home security tips

Read our top 10 home security tips for securing your home, and making sure your home insurance policy is valid. Compare home insurance quotes with Uswitch in minutes.

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Car insurance for drivers with vandalism claims - Uswitch

Vandalism claims can affect the cost of your car insurance, but there are ways you can save. Read about vandalism claims in our guide and save with Uswitch.

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Car insurance legal cover explained - Uswitch

Car insurance legal expenses cover is available as a feature or add-on for many insurance policies - but how can it cover you in the event of a claim?

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Monthly vs. annual car insurance payments - Uswitch

Our guide reveals the difference between paying for your car insurance annually and paying in monthly instalments. Find out which payment method is the cheapest here.

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No claims bonus explained - Uswitch

A no-claims bonus can mean a big discount on your car insurance. Find out how a no claims bonus works and how you can protect it in the event of a claim.

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Car insurance for disabled drivers - Uswitch

In this guide we explain what options are available to drivers with disabilities looking for a car insurance policy, and how to still get the best deal on cover.

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20 tips to get cheaper car insurance - Uswitch

Read our guide and discover 20 ways to cut the cost of your car insurance, from choosing the right car to paying upfront for your insurance cover.

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What is the difference between third party and comprehensive car insurance? - Uswitch

You might assume that third party car insurance is cheaper than a fully comprehensive policy, but this isn't always the case. Find out what the difference between third party and comprehensive car insurance is here.

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How to cancel your car insurance policy - Uswitch

Find everything you need to know about cancelling your car insurance policy, cancellation fees, no claims discount and the 14-day cooling off period in our guide.

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Car insurance for people with criminal convictions - Uswitch

Car insurance costs can rise for drivers with criminal convictions. Read our guide to saving on car insurance for convicted drivers and compare quotes here.

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Can I get a car insurance discount if I have a dash cam? - Uswitch

Find out how dash cams can save you money on your car insurance in our guide.

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Car insurance for drivers with at-fault insurance claims - Uswitch

An at-fault car insurance claim can have a big impact on your premium. If you've made an at-fault claim, find out how to reduce the cost of your car insurance renewal here.

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How does 4x4 car insurance work? - Uswitch

Do you need specialist 4x4 car insurance or are you covered by a standard car insurance policy? Our guide to 4x4 insurance could help you to save.

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Car insurance for drink drivers - Uswitch

Learn how to cut the cost of car insurance after a driving ban with our informative guide, and compare car insurance quotes from specialist providers.

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Car insurance for temporary imports - Uswitch

Find out everything you need to know about temporarily importing your car if you're visiting, working, or studying in the UK as a non-resident.

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Will a non-fault accident affect my insurance? - Uswitch

If you've made a car insurance claim for an accident that wasn't your fault, your insurance costs could still go up. Find out how to prevent this.

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What is import car insurance? - Uswitch

Read our guide to find out about import car insurance, types of car imports and the costs of importing a car to the UK.

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Learner driver insurance - Uswitch

Learning to drive can be costly. Read about provisional drivers car insurance, and find out the cheapest ways to keep learner driver insurance costs down.

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Car insurance for drivers with previous claims - Uswitch

Car insurance can be more expensive for drivers with previous claims. Read our guide for tips on reducing your car insurance costs if you've made a claim.

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What are the cheapest and best first cars for new drivers? - Uswitch

Once you've passed your driving test, you'll need a car - but what are the cheapest and best first cars for new drivers? Find out how to make your decision here.

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Types of car insurance explained - Uswitch

Understand the different types of car insurance available (comprehensive, third party and TPFT) and find which car insurance policy is right for you.

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How to add a learner driver to car insurance - Uswitch

Find out how to add a learner driver to your existing car insurance policy, what it might cost and more in our guide.

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What are the cheapest cars to insure in 2023 - Uswitch

The type of car you drive affects the cost of your car insurance. Find the cheapest car insurance groups and the cheapest cars to insure in 2023 here.

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How to make a car insurance claim - Uswitch

How do you make a car insurance claim if you have an accident? Find out how long you have to make the claim, what the process is and more here.

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Car insurance for convicted drivers - Uswitch

Find out how to get car insurance if you’ve got a driving conviction - what are the restrictions and is it more expensive?

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Transferring insurance from one car to another - Uswitch

Looking to replace your car, but not sure how to insure the new one? Learn how to transfer existing insurance from one car to another or see if you could save by switching.

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Is my car insured? How to run a car insurance check - Uswitch

Is your car insured? Driving without a valid car insurance policy is illegal. Find out how to check your insurance to see if you're insured to drive.

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Am I insured to drive someone else's car? - Uswitch

Before you borrow a friend's of relative's car, do you know whether you're insured? Even if you have your own comprehensive car insurance policy, you may not be covered to drive another vehicle.

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Car insurance for foreign drivers in the UK - Uswitch

Find out how you can drive in the UK if you have a non-UK licence, what car insurance international drivers need before getting behind the wheel and how to lower costs.

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Car Scrappage Schemes in the UK - Uswitch.com

Car manufacturers often have car scrappage offers - a type of trade-in deal where you get money off a new vehicle. How do scrappage schemes work?

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Approved door locks for home insurance

In this guide we tell you about all of the approved locks and how this added piece of security could save you some cash on your home insurance premiums.

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Top 10 tips for summer driving

You may know the risks of driving in winter, but summer driving carries its own dangers. Read our top 10 tips on making long journeys in the summer months.

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How to check your MOT history and get reminders

An MOT is your car's annual health check. But who needs one and how do you find out when yours is due? Set up a reminder with Uswitch.

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Insuring your bike on your home insurance

Do you need bicycle insurance? Find out how to insure your bicycle on your home contents insurance.

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10 common car insurance myths busted

Find out the truth behind 10 common car insurance myths, and ensure you're fully covered without overpaying for your policy.

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Does Home Contents Insurance Cover Mobile Phones?

Are mobile phones covered by home insurance policy? Our guide explains how to use your home contents insurance to include your mobile phone.

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Temporary van insurance

Temporary van insurance offers comprehensive cover without putting the van owner's no claims bonus at risk. Find out more with Uswitch's guide to temporary van insurance.

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Low mileage car insurance

Do you know what effect your annual mileage could have on your car insurance premium? Find out more about the different types of low mileage car insurance.

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Car Warranty | Used and Extended Car Warranties

While car insurance can cover the cost of repairing your vehicle after an accident, car warranty could be a useful extra for when something goes wrong.

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What is GAP Insurance & Is it worth it? - Get a Quote Online

When you buy a new car, gap insurance is an extra level of cover you may want to consider getting a quote for. But what is gap insurance, and is it worth it? Read to find out.

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Where to park for cheaper car insurance?

Can you lower your car insurance premiums by parking your car in a garage or on a driveway? Find out how your parking space affects your insurance costs.

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No deposit car insurance: is there such a thing?

Finding money for car insurance cover can be difficult, which is why no deposit car insurance is in high demand. But does this type of policy even exist?

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How to apply for a UK provisional licence

Getting your provisional licence is the first step to learning to drive. Find out how to apply for a provisional driving licence and how much it costs.

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Car Insurance Excess Explained | Voluntary and Compulsory

Everything you need to know about car insurance excess. What are the differences between voluntary and compulsory excess, and which is right for you.

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How much are driving lessons? | Driving Lesson Cost

Find out exactly how much it costs to learn to drive - we look at driving lessons, tests, and getting a licence.

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What is SORN? | How to SORN a Car

What is SORN and how do you SORN a car. Find out how to make a statutory off road notification to declare your car as off the road.

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Temporary Learner Driver Insurance

Want to practice driving in your parents' car? Read about temporary learner insurance as an alternative to insuring a provisional driver as a named driver.

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What is ghost broking?

So-called β€˜ghost broker’ target drivers looking to get a good deal, and sell them fake or invalid insurance policies that aren’t worth the paper they’re written on. Find out how to avoid them here.

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What to do when your car is declared a write off

All you need to know about insurance write-off categories. Find out what happens when your insurer considers your car too damaged to repair economically.

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Calculate your carbon footprint

Understanding your household's impact on the environment has never been easier with our carbon footprint calculator.

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Battle of the Brands: best supermarket own-brand vegan ranges ranked

Uswitch has analysed the own-brand vegan ranges from eight different supermarkets to reveal which have the most choice.

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The global green building leaders: Which countries are leading the way?

With the construction industry accounting for huge proportions of global energy usage, Uswitch has analysed which countries lead the way by looking at certification from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).

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The world’s most sustainable cities

From green space through to public transport, air quality and energy sources, we look at the world’s most sustainable cities and what makes them so successful.

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The Pump to Plug Report

These places are geared up and ready to embrace electric vehicles

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The Eco-Egg Report: the most sustainable Easter eggs revealed in new study

Uswitch reveals the he most sustainable Easter eggs UK shoppers can buy in new study.

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Green garages: How eco-friendly are the cars of the rich and famous?

Taking 50 cars of the world’s richest people, we analysed their CO2 emissions to reveal which ones are the most eco friendly.

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Carbon Emissions of the Web’s Most Popular Sites

Discover which websites are the β€˜dirtiest’ when it comes to carbon emissions per visit as well as the most eco-friendly options on the web.

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How to buy a new car

Our guide explains the steps of buying a new car, from choosing how to finance your purchase to getting the right level of insurance for your new car.

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How Does Black Box and Telematics Insurance Work?

Is a black box device right for you? Learn about how black box devices work and policy types that could help you to save on your car insurance.

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Home insurance annual vs monthly payments

Should you pay annually or monthly for your home insurance? Discover which payment method could work out to be the most cost-effective for you

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Home insurance claims for burglaries using keys

Will your insurance cover you if you are burgled using keys? Read our guide to find out how to protect your home from key burglaries and see if you can make a claim.

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Saving Money on Your Home Insurance Renewal

Can you save money on your home insurance renewal? Read our guide and learn how to save by switching - then compare home quotes within minutes.

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Home Insurance for Over 50s

In this guide, we explain all about uswitch home insurance for over 50s and over 60s and how you can save on your home and contents insurance. As you get older, some types of house insurance generally gets more expensive, but when it comes to home insurance the opposite happens.

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Wardrobe cover: insuring your clothes

Even if you don't own much designer gear, the cost of your clothes can add up. Could you afford to replace them all? Read our guide to wardrobe and clothing insurance.

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Shed and garage insurance

Are the contents of your shed or garage covered under your home insurance policy? Read our guide to find out how to protect and insure your outbuildings, with shed and garage contents insurance.

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Tenants Insurance for Rented Property

Compare tenants insurance for people renting a home. Read our guide to find out how you can benefit from renters insurance.

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Home Emergency Cover & Insurance - Save money on home emergency assists

Compare home emergency policies for protection against things like heating, plumbing and electrical problems. Save money when require home emergency services and assists.

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Car insurance claims against uninsured drivers

Car insurance can be costly for people with previous claims against uninsured drivers. This guide explains how to prevent your insurance costs from rising.

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New for old or contents indemnity cover?

New for old insurance policies are designed to replace your stolen or damaged home contents, with new equivalent items, even for your older possessions.

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Home Insurance for Thatched Property

Affordable home insurance can be hard to come by for houses with thatched roofs. Read our guide and learn more about how to find thatched house insurance.

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New Build Home Insurance - Compare Quotes

Compare new build home insurance. Learn if you need to take out a new build house insurance on your property or if you are covered by the builder's warranty.

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Working from home insurance

Does your regular home insurance cover you for working from home? Read our guide and find out whether you need to consider working from home insurance.

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Home Insurance for Property Subsidence

Compare home insurance quotes for properties affected by subsidence. Learn more about subsidence home insurance and non-standard cover. Subsidence is the caving in or sinking of an area of land, so if your home is affected then you may wish to speak to a specialist home insurance provider.

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Insurance for Let Property - Buy to Let Landlord Cover

Learn all about insurance for let property, landlord insurance policies and what they should include. We can help you get cover by providing you with a tailored quote to suit your needs.

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Are Christmas presents covered on home insurance?

As fire and burglary claims increase in December, we reveal whether your Christmas presents are protected from theft or damage on your home insurance.

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Going on holiday? Make sure your home is protected

Before you set off on holiday, it's a good idea to review your home contents insurance cover. Read our top tips for home security.

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Insurance law reform - what it means for you

An insurance law providing consumers with better protection arrived on 6 April 2017 - we look at how it works and what it could mean for you.

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eCall: Could your car save your life?

Under the eCall, every car sold in the European Union is set to come equipped with a device that can send alerts to the emergency services if needed.

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What is provisional driver insurance?

Learn about the insurance requirements for learner drivers and discover how to reduce the cost of provisional driver insurance.

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Holiday Home and Unoccupied Property Insurance

Holiday home and empty house insurance for your second property or a holiday house. Holiday home insurance is also important to protect homes in other parts of the world where they may be more at risk from the elements than homes in the UK.

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Non-standard home insurance

Non-standard home insurance can help protect a property against a range of circumstances that many of the standard insurers are not willing to cover.

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What is Domestic Appliance Insurance?

What is home appliance insurance and how much cover do you need? Our guide to household appliance insurance can help you compare insurance quotes and decide what is the right level of protection for your household needs.

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Car insurance for grey imports

Read our guide and find out how to get car insurance for a grey import. Learn more about imports and compare quotes from specialist insurers with Uswitch.

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Home Insurance for Listed Buildings

Do you own a listed building? Find out how to insure your listed building and see if you can get a better deal with a specialist non-standard home insurer. Specialist listed buildings insurance might be your best option when looking for cover.

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Home insurance: 10 things to do to stay covered - Uswitch

Only 79% of home insurance claims are paid out by insurers. Find out 10 things you must do to stay covered in case you have to claim your insurance.

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Does home insurance cover DIY and building work?

DIY can be a great money-saving way of fixing up your property β€” but will your home insurance cover you if you take home improvements into your own hands?

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Gadget Insurance: Holiday Cover for Your Devices

Low limits on travel insurance may mean your gadgets are not covered unless you take out a standalone policy

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How much home insurance do you need?

Our guide can help you to determine how much home insurance you need. The type of policy and cover that's best for you will depend on your specific needs.

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Flood Risk Insurance: What is the Flood Re Scheme?

The Flood Re scheme could help to make home insurance more accessible and affordable for up to 350,000 homes in flood-risk areas. Our guide explains more.

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Storm, Wind, Rain and Weather Damage Insurance

Has your home been damaged by extreme weather? Read our home insurance guide and find out how to claim for storm damage to your building or possessions.

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No claims discount for home insurance policies

Our guide explains how to save money on your home insurance by building up a no claims discount. Quickly compare home insurance quotes today with Uswitch.

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