Unforeseen Home Floods Drive Consumers to Comparison Websites

Jul 12, 2012, 04:00 ET from comparethemarket.com

LONDON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Unseasonal rainfall and flash floods across the UK are driving consumers to price comparison websites, such as comparethemarket.com, to review their house insurance.  With areas not usually affected by flooding suffering heavy rain, households across the UK are checking they have the right cover for their home.

A report out last year by the Audit Office warned that, "Over 5.2 million (one in six) properties in England are at risk of flooding from rivers, the sea and surface water." The report estimates that the annual cost of flooding in the UK to be at least £1.1 billion. Experts like Heather Shepherd from the National Floods Forum warn that flash floods "are happening more and more with climate change."*

As increasing numbers of consumers realise that their house and possessions could potentially be at risk, price comparison sites like comparethemarket.com allow people to simply compare insurance products and ensure they get the right protection for their home.  

Simon McCulloch, Director of Insurance at comparethemarket.com said: "From Sussex to Wales people have been taken aback by unexpected floods as a result of the unseasonal rain fall. comparethemarket.com offers consumers an easy way of comparing house insurance offers and is one way of protecting against unforeseen natural events. We have all seen the trauma that victims of flooding go through and one way of getting some peace of mind is to know that you have the right insurance for your property. We are fortunate at comparethemarket.com to have an excellent range of home insurance providers allowing consumers to find the best deal for their property and their wallet."  

Specialising in more than just home insurance, comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial products including car insurance, van insurance, bike insurance, life insurance, pet insurance and credit cards.  It also offers comparisons for a range of household utilities including electricity, gas, phone, broadband and digital TV.

*http://publications.environment-agency.gov.uk/PDF/GEHO0609BQDS-E-E.pdf (page 6)

About comparethemarket.com

  • comparethemarket.com was launched in 2006 and has grown rapidly over the past six years to become one of the UK's leading price comparison websites.
  • comparethemarket.com provides customers with an easy way to make the right choice for them on a wide range of products including motor, home, life, travel and pet insurance as well as utilities and money products such as, credit cards and loans.
  • comparethemarket.com actively selects its brand partners, working with the best and most trusted organisations to ensure quality service to consumers.

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