Tag: contents insurance

Insurers warn householders to keep Christmas gifts secure

Insurers warn householders to keep Christmas gifts secure

With UK households expected to spend around £8.5 billion on Christmas presents this year, according to a survey by Tesco Bank, insurers are warning consumers to keep their gifts secure. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) says that insurers received £35m of claims for the 23,000 burglaries which took place in December last year. Shoppers […]

December 10, 2012 More
Home insurance may not cover empty properties

Home insurance may not cover empty properties

Housing charity Empty Homes has highlighted a clause in many insurance policies which could leave homes uninsured if they are left unoccupied. It is estimated that there are 930,000 empty properties in the UK and while their owners may think they are covered by insurance, this clause could mean that many are actually uninsured The […]

May 15, 2012 More
Post Office increases Christmas home insurance cover

Post Office increases Christmas home insurance cover

The Post Office has decided to spread a bit of Christmas cheer to its home insurance customers by increasing their level of cover during December. According to the Post Office, the 10% extra cover on contents insurance means people don’t need to worry about the gifts they’re buying for friends and family getting damaged or […]

December 8, 2009 More
Average home needs £45,000 contents cover

Average home needs £45,000 contents cover

Newlyweds should check their home contents insurance policy to make sure it covers the value of their wedding gifts, Direct Line said this week. The average wedding gift is worth £79, meaning that a couple with just 50 wedding guests will need nearly £4,000 of extra cover on their home insurance. A wedding ceremony with […]

Newlyweds need updated home insurance cover

Newlyweds need updated home insurance cover

Newlyweds should check their home contents insurance policy to make sure it covers the value of their wedding gifts, Direct Line said this week. The average wedding gift is worth £79, meaning that a couple with just 50 wedding guests will need nearly £4,000 of extra cover on their home insurance. A wedding ceremony with […]

Brits axe insurance payments to save money

Brits axe insurance payments to save money

Millions of people in the UK have cancelled or reduced their insurance policies in a bid to save money as the recession bites. Research from Sainsbury’s Finance found that nearly 950,000 Brits have either given up or cut down their home contents insurance, whilst an additional 700,000 have reduced or stopped payments for their buildings […]

Sainsbury’s Home Insurance gives 30-30-30 discount

Sainsbury’s Home Insurance gives 30-30-30 discount

Sainsbury’s Home Insurance has announced a range of discounts for new home insurance customers called the ’30-30-30′ deal. The supermarket bank is offering 25% discount to anyone purchasing home contents insurance before 30 June. Customers purchasing contents insurance together with buildings insurance will receive an additional 5% discount, bringing the total discount to 30%. These […]

No small print on home insurance at More Than

No small print on home insurance at More Than

More Than this week launched a revolutionary home insurance policy based on customer feedback. More Than has simplified its contents insurance into two categories: cover for all contents in the home (including garden and outbuildings), and cover for all contents away from home for up to 60 days. All small print has been eliminated because […]

Direct Line cuts contents insurance 50%

Direct Line cuts contents insurance 50%

With financial worries plaguing the nation, Direct Line is offering new customers a recession-busting 50% discount on home contents insurance. The insurance provider said economic slowdown is making it difficult for many households to keep up with expenses. In a recent survey by Direct Line, 22% of respondents thought it acceptable to default on a […]