(PRWEB UK) 21 September 2012
Claims data from AXA home insurance shows that in the four months following the launch of the iPhone 4, theft levels of iPhones shot up by 45%. AXA are expecting a similar, if not a more extreme pattern with the iPhone 5.
AXA is warning consumers:
Christine Matthews from AXA says: “With the new iPhones expected to cost well over £500 and with huge demand for stock, they will provide very attractive pickings for thieves. We are prepared for an increase in claim volumes but would urge consumers to do what they can to protect their new phones.”
AXA UK is a part of the AXA Group. The AXA Group is a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, with 163,000 employees serving 101 million clients in 57 countries. In 2011, IFRS revenues amounted to Euro 86.1 billion and IFRS Underlying Earnings to Euro 3.9 billion. AXA had Euro 1,065 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2011.
In the UK AXA operates through a number of business units including: AXA Wealth; AXA Commercial Lines and Personal Intermediary, AXA Personal Lines, AXA PPP healthcare, AXA Ireland and an independent distribution business Bluefin. AXA employs over 12,000 staff in the UK.
The AXA Group is included in the main international SRI indexes, such as Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) and FTSE4GOOD, and is a founding member of the UN Environment Programme’s Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) Principles for Sustainable Insurance.