Pet insurance 'crucial for vet fees'
Veterinary fees can cripple family finances unless people have adequate pet insurance, it has been claimed.Owners who do not insure their pets could face a "major problem" if treatment is needed, the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA) has warned.The introduction of new treatments all the time means that vets' fees are now rising on an annual basis, meaning any treatment that is needed by an animal is likely to cost a significant sum of money.However, by taking out pet insurance, owners can rest assured that the cost of necessary treatment for their pet will be met and will not have to weigh up what they can afford against their animal's welfare.Mark Johnston, a spokesman for the BSAVA, explained: "Fees are going up well above inflation on an annual basis."He added: "The biggest acute costs or sudden onset costs would be some sort of major orthopaedic surgery, which can be from a road traffic accident."Mr Johnston commented that fees for X-rays and operations in such circumstances can leave owners having to pay thousands of pounds, meaning pet insurance is important to cover these hefty costs.
Goldman Sachs under pressure over Lloyd's Bank refinancing
In yet another attempt to smear the reputation of financial giant Goldman Sachs the financial press is today full of news regarding the company's involvement in the Lloyd's Bank refinancing. It has come to the attention of financial journalists that Goldman Sachs was both an investor and an underwriter in the massive £23.5 billion transaction. But is this really something we should be concerned a...Read More
If your goods or services are substandard complain!
As with bartering, which is very common overseas, there seems to be a lack of complaining amongst UK consumers which can prove very expensive in the long run. How many times have you bought an item, whether it cost £1 or £1000, got it home and found even the slightest problem but did not take any action?
The bottom line is that if you acquire any goods or pay for any service and t...
Homeowners spend £1.8bn on wet feet
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UK government issue £6 million grant to Vestas
As we covered just a few days ago, while the UK government was announcing plans to spend hundreds of millions of pounds on eco-friendly projects throughout the UK, the Danish owned turbine manufacturer Vestas announced plans to close its factory on the Isle of Wight. The timing of the announcements could not have been worse for the UK government with the Danish company citing the fact that wind tu...Read More
UK holidaymakers suffer baggage losses at UK airports
If ever there was a prime example of the requirement to insure both yourself and your goods as you look to travel overseas on holiday, the announcement that 42 million bags were lost by the airlines in 2007 should be proof enough. The situation appears to have worsened over the last few years as air travel around the world, and especially the UK, has mushroomed as economies boomed.