Mehdi Punjwani is an editor with several years of experience in the financial services industry. After completing a master’s degree in English and Creative Writing and writing for various insurance and financial institutions, including The AA and Equifax, he joined MoneySuperMarket Group in 2018. He is now the content specialist and editor for Motor, Home and Van Insurance.
Mehdi cares deeply about helping people save money and is a strong supporter of bringing financial education into schools. He is also passionate about wildlife and the environment, an advocate of green energy, and loves a bit of marmite on toast.
"Our job is to help you save money on your household bills – and we’re passionate about making sure everyone can get the best deal available for them. Comparing your options is the best and easiest way!"
Tips and tricks to stay warm while keeping on top of your energy bills.
Owning a motorbike is as much a lifestyle choice as it is a transport choice and so, if you are a motorcycle owner, there’s a good chance you’ll be pretty passionate about your chosen machine.
A courtesy car can come in handy if your car is being repaired and if you need a courtesy car with your breakdown cover. Here’s how being insured to get a courtesy car can help you stay on the road.
If you’re keeping your belongings in a storage unit, you’ll want to make sure they’re safe. Storage insurance can help keep your possessions covered
Adding an experienced driver to your car insurance policy can help you get cheaper cover, but it might not be useful for everyone
You can cancel your car insurance at any time but you may incur a fee to do so. New regulation came into place in 2022 that should make it easier to cancel your current insurance policy. Read on to find out more.
Whether you’re on holiday or planning to sell, here’s how to cover your home when it’s unoccupied
Read our tips for an unforgettable adventure in the Amazon. Just make sure you’re protected before you head off!
Burst pipe, broken boiler or blocked drains? Home emergency cover can cover the cost of getting the problems fixed
Car insurance is a legal requirement in the UK. Many people buy an annual policy and after the year is up, they will need to renew or take out a new policy. Here's how to find out when your policy is up for renewal and how to find a good deal.
Car insurance policies don’t just protect your motor – some cover your car keys too
Use our guide to work out how much you should be paying for your car insurance and why
Use our money-saving tips to find the right car insurance policy at the right price and cut the cost of your premium.
Find out more about debt, ways to avoid getting into debt and the various options you might have when dealing with debt, including Debt consolidation, Debt Management Plan, Individual Voluntary Arrangements (IVA) and Bankruptcy
Don’t leave renewing your car insurance until the last minute – you could save as much as 17% by being prepared
Are you planning to drive in Europe? You’ll be happy to know that it is easy for UK motorists to cruise through European countries. That said, it is important to make sure you are covered in the event of any unwanted mishaps along the way. In this handy guide, MoneySuperMarket explores all you need to know about European car insurance. This will allow you to enjoy your road trip with well-deserved peace of mind.
If your car is due its MOT and you're not sure how much it will cost or what's covered in the test, here's all you need to know…
Your car insurance premiums are affected by factors including where you park your car – see where the best and worst spots are
The government’s winter fuel payment can help you with the cost of your energy bills
Vulnerable households at risk of fuel poverty are able to claim some help towards heating costs from the government this winter
Energy prices are already at record levels and are set to rise even further in months to come. So we put our heads together to come up with some simple steps to help trim your bills.
You need car insurance to drive in the UK, wherever you come from. Find out more with our guide to car insurance for foreign drivers
It’s vital to have the right track day insurance for your vehicle. Find out more with our no-nonsense guide…
If you’ve been convicted of a criminal offence, related to motoring or not, it can be harder to find an affordable quote for van insurance, but there are steps you can take to help
Microchipping your pet can help protect them and give you peace of mind. Learn about microchipping, from the average cost of microchipping a cat in the UK to its impact on pet insurance.
Scuba diving is a fun way to explore the sea, and the right travel insurance policy will help protect you and your belongings against holiday mishaps
Knowing your bits from your bytes is useful for picking out a good broadband provider – here’s the important info.
Car insurance is a legal requirement – even if your car just sits in the garage – unless your vehicle has been declared off the road
If your car’s been impounded, your current policy might not cover its retrieval – in which case you’ll need specialist cover
A blocked drain or burst pipe is never welcome and can be costly to put right if you don’t have insurance. But does your buildings insurance cover it or is it worth taking out a specialist policy for added protection? Our guide takes a look
If you’re a student living away from home, it’s worth thinking about students contents insurance to ensure your belongings are properly covered while you’re studying
Penalty points, also known as driving endorsements, can cause your premiums to go up – find out how they work and how long they stay on your record
Learn all about home insurance and the protection it can offer before comparing quotes, so you can get the cover you need at the best price possible.
The Dangerous Dogs Act first came into force in the UK in 1991 to protect members of the public from dog attacks
Standard home insurance won’t automatically cover items valued at over a certain amount – find out when you need to declare separate items or look for specialist cover
The UK has left the EU following Brexit, which means the old European Health Insurance Card will no longer be given to UK travellers. Instead, a new, free Global Health Insurance Card has been introduced. Our guide explains what’s changed and what protection it will give you
Find out more on what type of car insurance cover is offered by Policy Expert
Everything you need to know about travel insurance, to help you find the right cover for your next holiday
Teenagers often pay more than most for car insurance, but there are ways to cut the cost of cover – read our guide to learn more before you compare quotes
Find out more about what kind of home insurance One Call offer before you compare quotes.
Find out more on what type of car insurance cover is offered by One Call
How to find out when your MOT is due, and whether you can drive without a valid MOT.
Ever wonder which cars were cheapest to insure? What about for younger drivers, or for those over 50? Here’s what the MoneySuperMarket data tells us…
Pass Plus is a government- backed driving course that gives inexperienced motorists extra practical experience on the road. It should make you a better driver – but does it get you money off your car insurance?
Cosmetic car insurance covers minor damage to your car, such as dents and scratches – saving you from claiming on your regular insurance
This guide explains why it is worth insuring your shed, how to secure your belongings and how to make sure that your contents are adequately covered
What are the current restrictions in place for UK travellers as a result of the coronavirus pandemic?
Everyday Loans is a high street lender that’s been running for nearly 15 years – and it could be a lifeline if you’ve got poor credit
Many drivers use their car fairly infrequently, or just for short distances. If you’re one of them, you may be able to find cheaper car insurance with a low-mileage policy
Active for over 30 years in the UK, Hitachi offer personal loans in a range of amounts over varying term lengths
With funeral costs on the rise, taking out a life insurance policy to cover the costs of your own is a great way to take the burden off your grieving family
Vehicles usually either have manual or automatic transmission – find out what this means and how it can affect your car insurance premiums
Sainsbury’s Bank provides a range of financial services, including loans, credit cards, mortgages and insurance
Stamp duty on buy-to-let properties changed in July 2020 as part of the Chancellor’s plan to stimulate the economy. How have the changes affected current and potential buy-to-let landlords?
Read more about how to contact British Gas and its tariffs
You’ll need an Energy Performance certificate to sell or rent your property
If you own a leasehold flat then you may still be required to pay for buildings insurance, often through a service charge. However, this doesn’t mean you should pay over the odds, as our guide explains.
Accidents can happen at any time, but insuring yourself against accident damage can protect you against repair and replacement costs – compare policies today
Cats are part of the family and as they age have medical needs like all of us. Taking out pet insurance for your older cat can give you the peace of mind that you’re covered and avoid the financial sting of a pricy vet’s bill
Investing a lump sum wisely can make a big difference to your future finances. Find out more about where to invest money with our guide to lump sum savings
With over 25-years’ experience selling home insurance, Churchill provide contents and building insurance, as well as combined cover for both.
Contents insurance can be trickier to work out if you live in shared housing – here's what you need to know
Green Network Energy has now stopped trading, find out more below
You’ll need to know how old your property is when you take out buildings insurance. This is how you can find out when it was built.
If you’re a UK driving licence holder, driving in Ireland shouldn’t hold any fears. But there are a few differences you need to know about, including whether you’re covered by your car insurance
If you’re looking to go hiking or trekking on your break, it’s important you have travel insurance in place – but is a standard policy enough or do you need specialist cover?
If you’re travelling to the Schengen area and you aren’t a UK citizen, you’ll need a Schengen visa – and you’ll also need travel insurance
This guide will help you have a great trip to the Emerald Isle – and travel insurance will protect you while you’re there
Key person insurance can be an important part of cover for any business – here’s how it works and how it can benefit you
Your home’s rebuilt cost is different to its market value – here’s why it’s important to get the right figure for your home insurance quote
Nobody wants to be stranded when their car breaks down but if you haven’t got a breakdown policy already in place, instant breakdown cover can come to your rescue
With more than one in five home insurance claims rejected by insurers every year, it’s important that you get the correct level of cover for your home – and understand how to make a successful claim
Fine art or antiques are likely to be among the most valuable items you own. But is a standard home insurance policy enough to give you the cover you need, or should you take out specialist insurance?
A company built on solid foundations for the modern world, Aviva have helped protect customers, their homes and their belongings for over three centuries
The Government’s green initiative is aimed at making our homes more energy efficient and saving you some cash in the process. But how does the scheme work and will you be able to benefit?
A caravan is a major investment and if you break down on holiday, the last thing you want is to have to leave it on the roadside while your car is towed away to be fixed
Looking after your health can cut the cost of life insurance. Read on to find out more about how your lifestyle choices affect life insurance premiums
If you have central heating, around 60% of what you spend on your energy bills goes towards running your boiler.
If you have central heating, around 60% of what you spend on your energy bills goes towards running your boiler.
Find out what you need to know about the different types of energy meters, and how to read them
Tonik Energy has stopped trading - find out more below
If you're struggling to pay your energy bills this winter, there are ways to improve your situation
Energy bills are a significant household expense, so it’s important to ensure you’re not paying over the odds for your gas and electricity. This guide explains the various types of tariffs, to help you find the best deal
Solid wall insulation can save up to £415* a year on your gas and electricity bills, according to the Energy Saving Trust. So, it could it make a saving with your home? Find out with our guide
Eon is part of the Big Six, read more about its tariffs and contact details.
One of the Big Six, find out more about EDF's tariffs and contact details
If you’re replacing your car with a new model, it’s important to make sure you keep your insurer up to speed.
Tesco Bank offers personal loans to suit a variety of purposes as well as other banking and insurance services
If you own a house, you will have considered taking out home insurance to cover both the building and your personal belongings. While it isn’t much different when you live in a flat, there are a few extra things to consider
When buying a new home most of us take out a mortgage that allows us to borrow enough money to make the purchase
Find out how solar power can help save you money on your energy bills, as well as helping the environment
Getting to grips with where your energy comes from is the perfect first step to understanding your bill, using less power, and switching to the best supplier and tariff.
Japanese knotweed can cause massive structural damage to your home – and affect your ability to claim on your home insurance
If you’re a buy-to-let owner and you keep your own furniture in the property you let out, you may want to cover yourself with landlord contents insurance
One of the Big Six, find out more about SSE's tariffs and contact details
The feed-in tariffs scheme is now closed to new applications, but many households continue to benefit.
Eye care cover can help you with certain medical issues related to your eyes and vision – find out how you can add it to your health insurance plan
Money-saving deals are hard to come by right now. So what should you do if your tariff is ending imminently? Get up to speed with this guide.
Our helpful guide explains everything you need to know about green tariffs
With dozens of energy suppliers competing for your business, in normal circumstances it’s well worth comparing energy prices to see if there is a better deal on offer than your current one. Once you’ve found a tariff you like, it’s straightforward to switch.
If you want to protect items you take with you when you leave the house, you need personal possessions insurance
We look at the different types of home insurance policies to see if getting combined contents and buildings cover is right for you.
Green energy is the coming thing – but what does it really mean, and how can you do your part for the environment?
If your buy-to-let property is unoccupied for an extended period of time, you may need to take out specialised insurance to be covered
Our guide tells you all you need to know about the various ways you can pay your energy bills
All you need to know about any extra payments on monthly home insurance
Car insurance fronting – where someone declares themselves as the main driver of a car even though it will be someone else – is illegal. But what can you do to avoid it and keep the cost of insurance down legally if you’re a younger driver?
Find out how paying your energy bills by direct debit could save you money.
Pure Planet has ceased trading. Find out more below.
Green Network Energy has now stopped trading. Find out more below.
The AA has been helping motorists for over a century – but could they also help you with a great rate on a personal loan?
Simple and fast loans – see if 118 118 can help you cover costs
If you need a loan but your credit history isn’t too great, it’s still possible to borrow money – consider giving Likely Loans a try
Read on to find cheap tariffs and more from OVO
While it’s often necessary to recover properly from an injury, physiotherapy is an expensive proposition. Private health insurance can help with the load
A Big Six supplier, learn more about Npower's tariffs and contact details
ENGIE Energy Tariffs & Contact Details
How to use an international bank account to send money overseas
With a history that goes back to 1658, NatWest is one of the UK’s biggest banks – and they offer their customers loans of up to £50,000
If your credit score is low or you’ve had problems with debt in the past, 1st Stop Loans may be able to help
One of the world’s biggest banks, HSBC lends money in 65 countries worldwide. See if a personal loan from HSBC could suit your needs
Pet insurance can give you peace of mind if anything were to happen to your beloved companion - here's how to find an affordable quote
Our travel guide will help you have a great time on your Turkish holiday – just make sure your insurance is up to date before you go
Outbreaks of disease can interrupt your holiday plans, so it’s a good idea to get travel insurance that will keep you covered
Mental health issues are very common these days, and private health insurance can help out
Amigo Loans is a specialist provider of guarantor loans to people with less-than-perfect credit ratings
Health insurance is useful for filling in the gaps in NHS coverage. This is what you need to know
Once switching is available, you might be surprised by how much money you could save – and it’s a quick and hassle-free process
Is personal accident insurance just another unwelcome aspect of so-called ‘compensation culture’, or is it a useful add-on to your car insurance
Even if you're not planning to sell your house, there are many good reasons to know how much it's worth
Defaqto ratings indicate the quality of the travel insurance policy you take out when you compare with MoneySuperMarket
Contact Octopus Energy and find out about its tariffs
Contact Bulb and find out more about its tariffs
Prepayment tariffs from E (Gas and Electricity) can help you save money, read on to find out more
If you only use your van for social or domestic reasons, you’ll need private van insurance
Excess payments are a standard aspect of all insurance policies – here’s what they are, why insurers have them and how they can affect your premiums
One-day van insurance gives you all the benefits of a van insurance policy without the long-term commitment.
South Africa offers something for everyone, whether it’s delicious barbecue and wine, stunning natural scenery or wildlife you’d only ever seen on TV – find the right travel insurance policy for your trip today
When you’re on holiday, it’s always wise to take out travel insurance – and cycling holidays are no different
Driving licences come in different types depending on a range of factors – here’s how the type of licence you have can affect your car insurance premiums
Holiday insurance cancellation cover is usually included as standard with travel policies, and can provide a considerable benefit to those who may be unable to travel once they have booked their holiday
Find out more about Powershop’s tariffs and contact details
Learn about Co-Operative Energy's tariffs and contact details
Read our guide to find out how insulating your home could save you money
When you own and let a property, you need to meet certain responsibilities to guarantee the safety of tenants, as well as the safety of your investment. Here’s everything you should know
Insulating your loft will almost certainly save you a packet – often within a couple of years
Some people prefer to pay their energy bills with four larger payments per year
Although it’s an unpleasant reality to face, writing a will is something we all have to do to ensure our belongings end up in the right hands when we die
Lots of people have switched to electronic payments, but most energy companies will still accept older forms of payment
Landlords may find it harder to make a profit as a result of changes to the buy-to-let tax relief. Have a browse and find out why
Learn more about So Energy, they may be able to help you get a cheaper tariff
Bristol Energy has stopped trading. Find out more below.
Scottish Power is part of the Big Six, find out about its tariffs.
Avro Energy has now stopped trading. Find out more below
A household name, but could M&S save you money on your energy bills? Read about their tariffs below
Daligas has ceased trading. Find out more below.
Find out more about Utilita, read on to see its tariffs and contact details
Read more about Utility Warehouse, including its tariffs and contact details
Find out more about Spark Energy
A household name for groceries, can it help you save on energy? Learn about its tariffs and how to contact
Around 11% of the UK population has private medical insurance. Some people buy insurance themselves, while others enjoy it as part of their workplace remuneration.
If you need to take legal action after an accident that wasn’t your fault, motor legal protection can help
Santander has been banking since the 1800s, and today it offers a range of financial services including loans, mortgages, and credit cards
Norwich & Peterborough Building Society has now merged with Yorkshire Building Society.
Shell Energy could save you money on energy, find out more about its tariffs
Mobile internet has come a long way in the last few years, and more data is available to customers than ever. Here’s how much you’ll need and how find the right phone tariff
Read on to find out about Green Star Energy's tariffs and contact details
You could save £200 or more a year in just five or 10 minutes by shopping around for a better home energy deal using MoneySuperMarket’s comparison service.
Motorbike warranties are a good way to protect your bike in case it suffers a mechanical breakdown – learn how it differs from motorbike insurance
Short-term motorbike insurance is useful if you only need cover for a short while – here’s what to look for when you compare quotes
What is the Warm Home Discount Scheme?
A host of new rules and requirements are set to have an impact on landlords and their property – here are the key changes
Confused by your energy bills? Our helpful guide explains all
Third-party motorbike insurance is the minimum legal requirement for motorcycle owners – here’s how to get a cheaper quote
Fully comprehensive motorbike insurance is the highest level of cover available
Third-party, fire and theft cover is middle option when it comes to motorbike insurance – here’s what you need to know
Discover the ins and outs of backpacker insurance, and get set for that trip of a lifetime
Everything you need to know to find the best worldwide travel insurance for your trip abroad
Read our guide to find out what type of car insurance cover is offered by M&S
Private healthcare can sometimes be a better option than the NHS – find out how private health insurance can help you pay for your child’s treatment
You’ll need either a non-standard or specialist home insurance policy for your home renovation or rebuild. You might also need a non-standard home insurance policy when your self-build home is finished
Whether you’re running a bar, a boutique, or a book store, having a business shop insurance policy in place can save you a headache – here’s how
Read our guide to find out more about smart thermostats
Read our guide to find out more about smart thermostats
Read our guide to find out more about renewable sources of 'green energy'
Dogs make great pets, as long as they are properly cared for in a suitable home. All owners have a responsibility to look after their pet under the terms of the Animal Welfare Act. So how do you make sure your dog is happy and healthy?
A charge card is a plastic card that can be used to pay for goods and services. It looks like a credit card – but it works in a different way. Our guide explains all you need to know about charge cards, who they suit, the costs, plus the pros and cons - comparing them to other types of borrowing.
Specialist van insurance can cover you for things a standard policy won’t, such as using your van for business or driving after a conviction – here’s how
You can cover your van for a day, a week, or a month, whichever suits your needs – here’s how temporary van insurance can help
Paying your own medical costs can be an alternative to the NHS and private healthcare, but is it worth it?
Healthcare cash plans can help you with routine medical costs, but they aren’t a substitution for health insurance or the NHS
Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about the savings and subsidies on offer for electric cars and other vehicles
Summer holidays abroad can be expensive, so it’s important to consider carefully how you’re going to pay for your trip away.
If you’re planning to carry out some home improvements this spring, we take a look at some of the ways to pay for them.
If you’re a builder you’ll need to take out business insurance – here’s how to find the right cover
Find out more about the types of policies offered by Intelligent Insurance.
Van insurance groups work in a similar way to car groups – here’s how they can affect the cost of covering your van
If you’re buying a car with a finance deal, it’s well worth getting to grips with the different options.
If you are struggling to pay your energy bills and you are in receipt of certain benefits, you can arrange to have a fixed amount deducted directly from your benefits payments to go towards your bills.
Choosing a buy-to-let property is an important decision that could make the difference for your investment – here’s our guide to finding the right one.
It’s important to ensure that your business activities, even if conducted at home, are adequately covered by an insurance policy that is tailored to your profession.
NatWest Bank offers a range of mortgage types for first-time buyers, home movers, remortgagers and buy-to-let borrowers.
Halifax offers fixed and variable rate mortgages for first-time buyers, home movers, remortgagers and buy-to-let borrowers.
Bank of Scotland offers mortgages under its Halifax brand, which is Britain’s biggest mortgage lender.
Lloyds Bank offers mortgages for first-time buyers, remortgagers, home movers and buy-to-let borrowers.
Barclays bank offers fixed rate, tracker, offset and interest-only mortgages for first-time buyers, remortgagers, home movers and buy-to-let borrowers.
Yorkshire Building Society offers a choice of fixed, offset or tracker mortgages to first-time buyers, homemovers, and those looking to remortgage.
Chelsea Building Society offers a wide range of tracker, offset and fixed rate mortgages for home movers and mortgage switchers.
Clydesdale Bank has mortgages for first-time buyers, home movers, remortgagers and borrowers looking to switch to a new mortgage deal.
HSBC offers fixed rate and tracker mortgages to first-time buyers, home movers and buy-to-let borrowers. Interest rates are influenced by the maximum loan-to-value offered.
As a tradesman, it is important that you have the necessary business insurance cover to protect you against a number of eventualities.
Breaking down on a motorbike can be extra tough, with no roof over your head and no-one to keep you company – motorcycle breakdown cover can be essential.
Breakdown cover can save you a huge headache when things don’t go to plan, but having more than one car doesn’t mean you need more than one policy – here’s how multi-car breakdown cover can help.
It could be a dispute over your bills, or maybe you’ve received poor customer service. If you need to make a complaint to your energy supplier, our guide will help you through the process.
Young motorbike riders will often have to pay higher insurance costs because they’re new to the road and haven’t managed to get much experience. But there are some things you can do to help keep the cost of bike insurance as low as possible.
Breaking down is the last thing you want when driving abroad, but it always helps to be prepared – learn more with our guide to European breakdown cover.
There isn’t much better than kicking back on the weekend and watching a day of adrenaline-pumping action. Whether you’re a fan of the Premier League or the Challenge Cup, you’ll need to know exactly where they’ll be on – here’s the lowdown on what’s being offered.
Energy bills are among our most costly household outgoings and knowing which payment method to choose can be confusing.
Find out how energy payment cards work with our dedicated guide.
Our guide tells you all you need to know about the Green Deal scheme
Struggling to manage your energy bills? Our guide walks you through your options.
Post Office Money mortgages are available to first-time buyers, home movers, remortgagers and buy-to-let borrowers.