Swinton Predicts Home Insurance Claims Hike As Schools Shut Across UK

Home insurance claims are set to soar this week, as hundreds of schools across the UK close due to heavy snow.

Swinton, the UK’s leading high street retailer of home insurance is predicting a hike in claims as thousands of school children are forced to stay at home due to freezing conditions.

Official and unofficial school holidays dramatically increase the risk of an accident in the home. And with freezing temperatures set to continue across the UK all week, the likelihood of damage is even greater with children cooped up indoors. Accidental damage to carpets, sofas and electronic equipment generally top the list of claims during school holidays.

Steve Chelton, insurer development manager at Swinton said: “While many school children will be delighted to be unable to go to school this week because of heavy snow, it can cause a headache for parents who need to arrange alternative childcare or find ways of entertaining their children.

Standard house insurance policies generally provide cover for accidental damage to electrical equipment e.g TV’s, hi fis and computers, however it’s worth considering increasing your accidental damage cover to protect against spillages on carpets, broken ornaments etc…”

About Swinton

– With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK’s largest high street insurance retailer

– 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