April 18, 2010 19:00 ET

UK Caravanners Spend Five Hours Searching Online for Caravan Insurance

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - April 18, 2010) - The average UK caravan owner spends five hours searching online for a caravan insurance quote, according to a survey carried out by Safeguard, one of the UK's leading providers of caravan and motorhome insurance.

The poll of 1,500 Safeguard customers revealed caravanners are spending more time online looking for cheap caravan and motorhome insurance than they were this time last year. In April 2009, caravan owners spent an average three and a half hours online looking for an insurance policy.

The length of time spent by caravanners searching for a caravan insurance quote has increased year on year with Safeguard attributing this to the recession, meaning caravanners are keen to secure the cheapest deals. 

Rita Sadler, Safeguard manager said: "The credit crunch has meant customers are increasingly suffering from financial pressures so it's no surprise that caravanners are spending more time searching out the best deals."

"The increased use and availability of the internet has had a massive impact on the caravan and motorhome insurance industry. Owners can now get a quote anytime and anywhere."

"Before purchasing insurance we would advise caravan owners to read through the policy thoroughly and make sure it's the best cover for their circumstances as cheapest isn't always best."

Safeguard offers annual caravan and motorhome insurance, which provides cover for trips in the UK and Europe (policy terms and conditions apply).

Notes to editors:

•  Safeguard is the specialist Caravan and Motorhome division of Swinton Group Limited

•  Safeguard has over 25 years specialist insurance experience and was recently voted 'Insurer of the Year' by one of the most popular motorhome magazines

•  With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the largest high street insurance retailer Safeguard has an award winning website www.safeguarduk.co.uk.

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