Home insurance

Hotel offer for house fire victims

There has been a 5% increase in the number of house fires in England, according to analysis of official data by Direct Line.

Funny money: “A badger ate my swimming pool”

Monday, 05 June 2017 | News

One unlucky homeowner was forced to claim on their insurance after a badger chewed through the lining of their swimming pool.

Don't know where your stopcock is? You risk a £7k insurance claim

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 | News

A quarter of people have no idea where the stopcock is in their property, potentially risking their homes getting damaged in the event of a water leak, according to new research.

Where can I get insurance cover for my valuable DJ equipment and laptop?

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 | Question and Answer

Many contents insurance policies have a single item limit of £1,500. I would strongly advise you to get contents insurance with extra cover when you have expensive equipment in your home.

Are you protected from festive thieves?

Tuesday, 01 December 2015 | News

With a quarter of Brits spending more than £700 on festive celebrations, Swinton Insurance is calling on all households to check that that the gifts under their tree are protected from burglaries.

Should you insure your boiler?

Friday, 09 October 2015 | Article

While temperatures in the UK remained in the low- to mid-20s for much of August and September, it’s easy to forget how cold it can get in winter and to think that boiler insurance is a waste of money.

In praise of retailers who put the customer first

Friday, 28 August 2015 | Blog | By Hannah Nemeth

We’re all so ready to complain when things go wrong with goods or services we’ve bought that it’s only fair to sing the praises of the retailers who understand the importance of good customer service.

Burglars reveal how we make ourselves easy targets

Thursday, 21 May 2015 | News

Two million Brits are playing into the hands of burglars by leaving written copies of bank and credit card PINs lying around their houses and wallets.

Britain's burglary hotspots

Friday, 23 January 2015 | News

The RM8 postcode covering Dagenham experienced the highest incidence of burglary in 2014, insurance figures have revealed.

Don't let a Christmas party disaster derail your festivities

Friday, 19 December 2014 | News

With the Christmas party season in full swing, Sainsbury's Home Insurance has warned about the perils of the festive period.

Criminals target homes and cars every seven seconds

Thursday, 28 August 2014 | News

Houses and cars get broken into or vandalised every seven seconds, or 11,620 times a day, across England and Wales.