Make Sure Your Cover Strikes the Right Chord This Summer, Says Confused.com

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Rocking the summer away at Reading or Glastonbury, is an annual highlight for many UK festival goers, but adopting lax attitudes when it comes to protecting valuable belongings could be extremely costly, says Confused.com - the UK's leading insurance price comparison service.

Rocking the summer away at Reading or Glastonbury, is an annual highlight for many UK festival goers, but adopting lax attitudes when it comes to protecting valuable belongings could be extremely costly, says Confused.com - the UK's leading insurance price comparison service.

With opportunistic thieves being sure to take advantage of unmanned tents and relaxed attitudes, it is imperative to check that valuable items such as jewellery, cameras, mobile phones, and even mp3 players are adequately insured to cover loss and damage.

The majority of home insurance policies will allow for expensive items to be taken away from the home and still be covered, up to a certain value. However, if items are stolen because they have not been secured, then insurance will automatically become invalid. In addition, claiming on policies will push up home insurance premiums. Being vigilant is the key to avoiding spiralling insurance costs.

Simon Lamble, product director of Confused.com, comments:

"It is vital that the prospect of jiving along to Jay-Z, cavorting with the Kaiser Chiefs or moshing with Metallica at this year's festivals, does not overshadow the importance of searching for suitable insurance to cover your belongings. Although levels of theft have been reported to be on the decline at summer festivals, the mix of alcohol, sun and music, makes it all too easy for revellers to forget to keep an eye on valuable possessions. Using facilities on offer such as lockers, or making sure you keep belongings on you or in a safe place, is highly recommended in order that your festival does not become a washout.

"Yet, in addition to keeping your belongings safe, planning ahead and shopping around for the right deal, is the best way to make sure that your home insurance cover hits the right note this summer. It is important to double-check policy terms and conditions to ensure that your cover is as comprehensive as possible, by shopping around for the right deal."

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For further information please contact:
Caroline Spindlove                                                        
Confused.com                        
Tel: 02920 434 393

Gug Kyriacou/ Joanna Harte                                        
Polhill Communications            
020 7655 0550

About Confused.com:
Confused.com is one of the UK's biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002, it dominates the car insurance aggregator market and generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include home insurance, travel insurance, pet insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance, breakdown cover and energy, as well as financial services products including credit cards, loans, mortgages and life insurance.

Confused.com is not a supplier, insurance company or broker. It provides its customers with a free, wholly objective comparison service to help with their decision making. Using cutting-edge technology, Confused.com has developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers search, buy and apply for whichever product or policy best matches their individual needs. Prices quoted on Confused.com are the same, or cheaper, than going to the insurer direct. Confused.com's service is based on the most up to date information provided by UK suppliers and industry regulators.

Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.

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