Nisha Vaidya

Nisha VaidyaContent Editor

Nisha is the lead content editor on Bankrate UK and oversees the creation of all of its personal finance content. She is passionate about all things related to mortgages and homeownership and wants to create handy guides, tools and product experiences to empower first time buyers and home movers alike to make the right decisions for them.

She is also the mortgages spokesperson for Bankrate, staying up-to-date with the housing market.

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Direct Line home insurance

Direct Line is one of the most recognisable insurance companies and was the first to sell direct to customers rather than through a broker. Find out about Direct Line home insurance and how it can save you and your family money.

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Personal possessions insurance

Find out how personal possessions insurance can help protect your personal belongings, wherever you are.

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Insurance for listed buildings

Finding home insurance for a listed building can be a challenge. In this guide, find out how to source the best cover for your historic property.

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Exchange to completion insurance

Buildings insurance can offer priceless peace of mind when it comes to insuring your home between exchange and completion. Find out why and when you need this type of home insurance cover.

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Does home insurance cover roof leaks?

Age, extreme weather, even general wear and tear can cause a roof to leak. Here’s your guide to what is, and what is not, covered when it comes to roof leaks and home insurance.

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Does home insurance cover mobile phones?

Mobile phones are often covered by standard home contents insurance but there may be some exclusions. Here’s how to make sure the loss or theft of your smartphone doesn’t leave you incommunicado.

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Compare home contents insurance online

Home contents insurance helps cover the cost of replacing lost, stolen or damaged possessions. Our guide to contents insurance explains how it works, why you might need it and how to choose the best policy for your needs.

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Compare building insurance

Buildings insurance covers the cost of rebuilding or repairing your home if it is damaged or destroyed. This guide explains how buildings insurance works and how to choose the policy that is right for you.

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Buildings Insurance for Freeholders

Find out whether you need building insurance for property where you own the freehold, what it covers and what to do if the freehold is shared.

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Building Work, Renovations and Extensions Insurance

It pays to think about your insurance before you go ahead with any major building work on your property. We explain what you need to do and what specialist cover is available.

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Best home insurance companies

Our guide shows you how to compare insurance providers and their online ratings as well as letting you know which have won prizes this year.

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Alternative Accommodation Insurance

Alternative accommodation insurance covers the cost of staying somewhere else in the event your property suddenly becomes uninhabitable. Find out if you need it with our comprehensive guide.