Swinton Insurance Receive Record Number of Calls as Big Freeze Continues

Insurance broker Swinton has received record numbers of calls from customers as freezing temperatures continue to cause chaos on the UK’s roads.

Swinton, the UK’s leading high street retailer of car insurance, has taken its highest ever number of calls in the space of seven days from customers who have been involved in snow-related prangs and bumps, rivalled only by the record figure seen during the bitter cold winter of 1995/1996.

Swinton says the majority of accidents its customers are reporting are low-speed shunts and bumps and sliding out of control on black ice.

Swinton is advising drivers to only make journeys which are absolutely necessary, keep their speed down and allow extra braking time.

“At the end of January last year, freezing weather conditions meant we saw a significant hike in snow and ice-related accidents, however the number of customers contacting us in the last seven days has been even greater.

“While most of the accidents we’re being contacted about are a result of low speed shunts and skids, the resulting small bumps and scratches can still have a big impact on car insurance premiums.”

About Swinton

— With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the largest high street insurance broker.

— Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community.

— Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

— With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

Contacts: SKV Communications Anoushka Done or Mairead Rodden 0161 838 7770 www.skvcommunications.co.uk

SOURCE: Swinton