Getting The Best Insurance Deal: The Importance Of Shopping Around

by Rebecca Hall on 3 Aug, 2012

Looking after your home and your belongings is pretty important. In some cases it’s even required by law. You go to work everyday and strive to provide for yourself and your family, so the last thing you need is to see all your work wiped out by a freak occurrence or an Act of God.

Yet, unfortunately, this can and does happen. Tragedy does strike, so you need to make sure that the necessary measures are in place to protect you from the effects of this.

Types of insurance

There are many types of insurance available on the market, with the UK boasting one of the largest insurance industries in the world.

Life insurance: Life insurance protects your family after your death should they struggle to cope financially. Policies often depend on your age, occupation and other personal factors.

Car insurance: Car insurance protects your vehicle against fire, theft and damage. More importantly it protects you in the event of an accident where you might cause damage to property or person.

Other types of insurance include mortgage and loan insurance that covers you in case of financial emergency when you can’t pay your repayments at a certain time. Then there is pet insurance, liability insurance and business insurance. In essence, any form of asset can be protected by one insurance policy or another,

The right policy for you

As with anything you spend money on, you need to shop around to get the product that is most suitable for you. If you were buying a car or a house then you wouldn’t just buy the first one you came across. You need to find one that is suitable for your needs and meets all the criteria. Most importantly of all, you need to make sure that the price is right.

This is why shopping around is such a good idea. Not everyone has the time to contact every insurer independently and this is where websites like comparethemarket.com come into play. They do all the hard work for you: simply add your requirements to the new design search function and they will find suitable policies for you in a matter of seconds.

You get all the benefits of a thorough search of the Internet without the hassle of sourcing this information yourself.

Doing it all at once

It’s not just insurance costs which can be compared either. While you are there you can also take care of your electricity and other domestic tariffs.

About the Author

Rebecca Hall


Rebecca Hall worked as an independent mortgage adviser for 10 years before turning to financial journalism full time. She has strong links to the CAB advising families on mortgage refinancing.