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How to ‘insure’ Christmas is a season for you and your family to be jolly

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 09:00

Co-op Insurance is urging people to be extra vigilant, as poor home security and cars laden with gifts can be easy pickings for opportunistic thieves this Christmas.

Baby boomers bucket list sees the ‘Planet Earth’ effect

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 00:01

As some 6.4million over 50’s admit to having a bucket list, data released by Co-op Funeralcare reveals that TV hit ‘Planet Earth’ is having a major influence on our later life goals.

Lonely Life Stages: New study reveals triggers for loneliness epidemic in the UK

Thu, 08/12/2016 - 15:00

A new in depth study from the Co-op and British Red Cross reveals that over 9 million people, across all adult ages in the UK – more than the population of London – are either always or often lonely

Co-op donating £10 to British Red Cross for every new home or motor insurance policy bought

Wed, 07/12/2016 - 09:00

The Co-op insurance has launched a new initiative that will see £10 from every new home or car insurance policy* taken out by new customers, go to support the British Red Cross help tackle loneliness and social isolation across the UK.

Co-op serves notice to end travel joint venture with Thomas Cook

Tue, 06/12/2016 - 09:00

The Co-op has served notice to exit the joint venture that was set up with Thomas Cook Group in 2011

Danger Day: 5th December is the riskiest day of the year to drive

Mon, 05/12/2016 - 11:00

‘Dis-Astra’ - Vauxhall Astra drivers  have more collisions on this day than any other type of cars Men have made more claims than women on this day Average age of claiming driver is 51 The Midlands is the most dangerous region to drive Motorists are being urged to take care this coming Monday (5 December) as it is officially the most dangerous day of the year to be on the roads*. After analysin...

Co-op Insurance reveals the top home buying influencers

Fri, 25/11/2016 - 09:00

With the home buying season just around the corner, new research from Co-op Insurance reveals the fixation on ‘location, location, location’ no longer holds true, with six out of ten (65%) Brits citing the number of bedrooms a property has, as the real deal breaker. Price was the primary factor to influence buying decisions for seven out of ten Brits (70%), whilst the area is only third on the...

Black Friday motor incidents increased by almost 10% last year

Thu, 24/11/2016 - 09:00

Co-op Insurance is urging motorists to be alert this Black Friday after claims data has revealed that motor incidents increased by nearly a tenth (8.5%) on the big day, last year.

Research finds recycleable packaging ends up in landfill

Tue, 22/11/2016 - 15:35

Two thirds of all plastic packaging used for consumer products in the UK is being sent to landfill or incineration with only one third being recycled, according to figures from the Co-op

Co-op Funeralcare to keep 30,000 kids safe in the dark

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 00:01

“Be Safe, Be Seen” is the message being promoted by Co-op Funeralcare now that the clocks have gone back and Road Safety Week has begun.

Small business to bag big boost from Co-op

Thu, 17/11/2016 - 13:11

A new small business charter launched today (17 November 2016) by the Co-op vows to double its number of local suppliers. Backing British is a cornerstone of the Co-op’s food strategy and the community retailer has pledged to increase the number of small suppliers it works with to 1,200 by the end of 2017. The five-point charter sets out clear principles to foster closer relationships and suppo...

Welsh honey maker "buzzing" after Co-op contract win

Wed, 16/11/2016 - 13:56

A Mid Wales-based honey maker is “buzzing” after winning a contract to supply more than 500 Co-op food stores UK-wide. Hilltop Honey was founded in 2011 at the family farm in Newtown after Scott Davies – a former rugby player with Newtown Rugby Club who worked as a coal merchant and a builder – sustained a back injury and needed to reconsider his future. Now producing around 14,000 jars of hone...

Community News: Local football club teams up with Co-op Funeralcare

Thu, 10/11/2016 - 09:00

The Collier Row Youth Football Club Under 14s football team have received some brand new additions to their kit, courtesy of their new sponsor, Romford Co-op Funeralcare.