17 Dec

Xmas burglaries 'underline importance of home insurance'

Xmas burglaries 'underline importance of home insurance'

Bradford & Bingley has joined the ranks of insurance providers in reminding homeowners to the importance of home insurance at Christmas.

Earlier this month Direct Line warned homeowners to check their home insurance in view of the fact that high value presents being stored in homes may not be covered by the owner's existing policy.

Now, Bradford & Bingley has drawn attention to the fact that with homes packed full of consumer goods for presents, burglars often choose the festive period as a time to target homes.

This is borne out by the fact that 76,000 homeowners will be subject to intruders over Christmas time, leaving those without adequate insurance both present-less and thoroughly miserable, Dan Foyle, head of general insurance at Bradford & Bingley said.

"With so much money and effort invested in the Christmas period, people should make sure that they don't overlook the necessity of protecting their home and its contents from unwanted visitors.

"Christmas should be a fun time of the year - by making sure that you have adequate home insurance cover in place, you can enjoy the festive season in the knowledge that the contents of your home are protected should the worst happen," Mr Foyle commented.
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