Home Insurance for The Jacksons, as Simple as ABC - Says Confused.com

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The big question that Confused.com dared to answer.

During our dreary summer, as Brits jetted off in search of a tan, one famous family left the sunny climes of LA to set up home in Devon. But despite an increasingly welcoming dollar-to-pound exchange rate, would pop's first family - the Jacksons - find an equally welcoming price on home insurance?

Crazy but true, the Jacksons - that's matriarch Katharine, sons Tito, Jackie and Jermaine, wags Halima Rashid and Claudia Lynx, plus a few other family stragglers - recently vacated glittering LA to move into a house in the sleepy Devonshire fishing village of Appledore, all documented by Channel 4 in Meet the Jacksons.

But just what would buildings and contents insurance cost for the Jacksons' Devon home? Here are the house specs: Detached property with landscaped gardens; four bedrooms (en suite); two living rooms; dining room; large kitchen with breakfast bar; spacious hall with occasional seating, plus a double garage. And to keep these latter-day Von Traps entertained, plenty of audio/visual kit on which to blast out the back catalogue.

OK, so it's not quite Michael Jackson's Neverland, but even without a zoo, cinema or rollercoaster, the risk of breakages due to impromptu Jackson dance routines could well have put home contents insurance to the forefront of their minds (just imagine the damage claim form - Q: Cause of breakage? A: Blame it on the boogie).

Here are the cheapest quotes returned using Confused.com:
Protectyourbubble.com - £340.34
Columbus Direct    - £349.29
Broker King - £427.61

Sadly, despite these compelling house insurance prices, the lure of LA was too strong, and the Jacksons heeded calls of 'I want you back' with the answer 'I'll be there,' and promptly left Devon behind. Nevertheless, had they stayed, finding great home cover using an insurance comparison site such as Confused.com would have been as easy as ABC.

*Quotes correct December 2008, based on 7 adults and 2 children living in a four bed detached house with an EX39 postcode. Data provided by Confused.com.

For further information please contact:
Press Office, Confused.com: 02920 434 398

Joanna Harte/Gug Kyriacou, Polhill Communications: 020 7655 0550

Notes to Editors:

About Confused.com:
Confused.com is one of the UK's biggest and most popular price comparison services. Launched in 2002, it generates over one million quotes per month. It has expanded its range of comparison products over the last couple of years to include car insurance, 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 a free, objective and unbiased comparison service. By using cutting-edge technology, it has developed a series of intelligent web-based solutions that evaluate a number of risk factors to help customers with their decision-making, subsequently finding them great deals on a wide-range of insurance products, financial services, utilities and more. Confused.com's service is based on the most up-to-date information provided by UK suppliers and industry regulators.

Confused.com is owned by the Admiral Group plc. Admiral listed on the London Stock Exchange in September 2004. Confused.com is regulated by the FSA.


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