Homeowners insurance threatened for Scottish residents in flood-struck regions

Scotland flood homeowners insurance

People in Scotland could lose their coverage after extensive flooding hit their areas. British insurers are cautioning that thousands of people living in Scotland may suddenly find that it is impossible to purchase homeowners insurance for their properties unless the U.K. government is willing to underwrite the claims. At the moment, one in every 22 Scottish residential properties is at a flooding risk. According to data that has been released by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA), there are 125,000 properties in the country that could lose their ability to…

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Homeowners insurance is greatly misunderstood by many UK policyholders

Homeowners Insurance and Storm Damage

These customers face high risks as the harsh winter weather approaches. Now that the potentially damaging winter weather is getting closer, the risk associated with letting homeowners insurance go unpaid has increased significantly, but this hasn’t stopped many United Kingdom customers from doing so. A recent study has shown that sixty percent of policyholders do not understand their storm coverage. This research was conducted by Onepoll in September 2012 and involved the participation of 2000 U.K. homeowners insurance customers. What was determined was that these policyholders had a large number…

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Homeowners insurance companies urge U.K. residents to buy coverage for flooding

Flood Insurance and reinsurance

Flood policies may become vital as flood alerts and warnings are issued across the country. The warnings and alerts regarding the risk of flooding across the United Kingdom has caused homeowners insurance companies to caution property owners that separate coverage for floods is required in order to protect them against rising waters from the rains that have been lashing several regions. They are being told to go over their policies and make sure that there won’t be any unwanted surprises. For those who do have flood protection added to their…

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Homeowners insurance could cost less than what is being paid

Homeowners Insurance

British policyholders could save nearly £700 per year by comparison shopping. According to recent research, homeowners insurance in the United Kingdom is costing an average of £125 per year, per household, more than it needs to, simply because people are choosing to stay with their existing provider instead of shopping around. This is an estimated waste of £687 every year, according to a U.K. comparison site. The data analysis also determined that 29 percent of all homeowners insurance policyholders in the country simply automatically renew their policies with their insurers…

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Many U.K. homeowners may not be able to obtain flood insurance by 2014

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has made an announcement that indicates that approximately 200,000 homes throughout the United Kingdom that are at a high risk of flooding might not be able to obtain flood insurance coverage beyond 2014. This announcement came close on the heels of widespread predictions that the government may not be able to come up with the necessary funds for building the required flood-control infrastructure, despite the fact that climate change is causing water and sea levels to continually rise. Some have suggested that many homeowners…

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UK property owners struggle to find home coverage into 2013 as flood insurance agreement ends

Approximately 200,000 U.K. homeowners face fears over a struggle to adequately insure their properties after the flood insurance agreement ends in 2013. Since 2000, the Provision of Flood Insurance Statement of Principles has been continuing an agreement between the Association of British Insurers (ABI) and the government. It states that homeowners’ insurers must make flood insurance as accessible as possible to residents of the U.K. This has make homeowners’ insurance available to customers who are living in regions with a high flooding risk. However, this agreement will end as of…

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More than 200,000 UK homes at risk of losing flood insurance coverage as agreement between the government and insurers comes to an end

More than 200,000 homes in England and Wales could go uninsured once a pact between the nation’s flood insurers and government comes to an end in 2013. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has warned that these homes would have profound difficulty in attaining new flood insurance policies once the agreement comes to a close. The ABI has been examining data provided by the UK’s Environment Agency regarding the potential for severe floods in both regions of the country. The issue has highlighted a major problem in the UK’s insurance…

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