Swinton Insurance

August 23, 2009 19:00 ET

Partners Get the Boot on Van Insurance, Says Swinton

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 23, 2009) - Only 12% of van owners add a spouse as a named driver to their van insurance, according to a poll by Swinton on 1,280 customers.

The research, carried out by Swinton Commercial, one of the UK's leading providers of van insurance, found that 69% customers were insured as the one and only driver of their vehicle.

Of those questioned, only 1% insured a civil partner on their policy.

To help share the driving burden, 15% insured a second driver while as only 3% insured two named drivers.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton, one of the UK's leading providers of van insurance, said: "Most people only drive a van for work purposes, therefore it is not surprising that many do not insure their spouse on their policy. At Swinton Commercial we find that a large majority of our policy holders also own another vehicle which they use for non-work related journeys."

About Swinton

- Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group

- Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009

- With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

- Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

- Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

- With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

Insured Only                                      88                 68.8%
Insured And Spouse                                16                 12.5%
Insured And Civil Partner                          1                  0.8%
Insured And 1 Named Driver                        19                 14.8%
Insured And 2 Named Drivers                        4                  3.1%
Grand Total                                      128                100.0%

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