Our guide to Home Insurance comparison websites
When you're looking for Home Insurance, it can be a little bit overwhelming trying to make sense of what the various insurance providers have to offer and how much the policies cost.
The easiest and quickest way to gather all the information you need in order to make your choice is to visit an insurance comparison website. These powerful search engines do all the work for you and take the hassle out of getting insurance quotes.
All you need to do is enter your details once and the website will search its database of insurers to generate a list of suitable policies and prices. Comparethemarket.com weighs up home insurance quotes from more than 50 brands, while Confused.com uses 60 insurers and Moneysupermarket.com uses at least 74 providers, so in theory you should have plenty of options - and think of the time you'll save!
When entering your details, you will be able to choose buildings cover, contents cover or a combination of both. The advantage of using a comparison site is that it should provide you with enough information to evaluate the full benefits of each relevant policy and not just the cheapest prices.
The insurance comparison sites will also provide quotes for specialist insurance, for example, if you require holiday home insurance, student home insurance or insurance for your flat.
Once you have read through the results and find an insurance policy you want to buy, you can either save the quote for later, or continue to make the purchase right away.