Looking at the tally of themes for this weekend’s money section it looks to be all quiet on the western front with no noticeable shift in column inches dedicated to each topic. However, we have noticed a theme emerging which is apt since it has become distinctly chillier in the last week. Yes, winter has arrived with a vengeance and the holiday season will be soon upon us.
Travel insurance, more specifically ski cover, was picked up in several of the money sections. Mark King (@markking1974) in the Guardian warned fans of the mountains not to cut back on insurance in the recession as it could end up costing you a staggering £25,000 plus should you have a mishap. Esther Shaw (@EstherShaw79) seconded this view in the Sunday Express advising readers to ensure they are sufficiently covered when they hit the slopes. Ali Hussain in The Sunday Times kept his travel insurance piece more general, informing readers how to beat the rise in insurance premium tax in January that will most likely be passed on to consumers.
The pinnacle of the holiday season, Christmas, gave Alexandra Goss in The Sunday Times an excuse to pull together 10 tips to cut spending over the festive period, while Richard Evans in The Daily Telegraph suggested shoppers carefully consider their credit card selection for Christmas spending.
In other news it would be remiss not to mention the plethora of coverage that Ireland’s banking crisis received from The FT, Daily Mail, Guardian and Sunday Times. General sentiment seems to suggest that savers are advised to double check if their savings come under any protection such as the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
The rest of the tallies were as follows:
Credit cards 5%