February 25, 2013 07:13 ET

Swinton Reveals Purchasing Habits for Car Insurance Customers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 25, 2013) - Swinton, the UK's leading car insurance broker, has carried out an online poll to reveal the habits of car drivers when it comes to buying insurance for vehicles.

According to the poll, the majority of car owners questioned (64%) start to think about renewing car insurance a few weeks leading up to the renewal date, with just under a quarter (24.8%) waiting for a prompt from their current insurer.

Whilst the stereotype may be that some car owners rely on partners or parents to sort out insurance, almost all of Swinton's respondents (95.2%) said they take sole responsibility for sorting out car insurance policies, which could suggest that most own their own vehicle rather than sharing.

Despite the internet playing a huge part in modern day lives, it seems that when it comes to arranging to take out a new insurance policy, over half of those questioned (52.4%) prefer to do this via the telephone.

Swinton, as the largest high street broker, also has a dedicated team in its call centres available via telephone to help customers find competitive car insurance quotes from Swinton.

Steve Chelton, Claims Manager at Swinton said: "It's encouraging to know that car owners take full responsibility for sorting out car insurance policies, but it's important not to leave sorting out renewals to the last minute. Our advisors search our panel of top insurers to help customers get the best possible deal for their car insurance."

Notes to Editors

About Swinton

  • With over 500 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 on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates.

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