March 13, 2011 20:01 ET

Swinton's Top Tips to Save on Your Home Insurance

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 13, 2011) - As the cost of living rises, Swinton Insurance is offering UK homeowners some top tips on how to save money on their home insurance policies.

The UK's leading high street retailer of home insurance has put together the tips after survey of 1,200 online customers found that 76% of homeowners are tightening their household budgets in 2011.

Swinton is advising homeowners to invest in a burglar alarm that is installed by a firm approved by the National Approval Council for Security Systems. Some providers will offer a discount on home insurance quotes for those who already have a burglar alarm installed. However homeowners should always remember to activate the alarm if the house is empty as cover may be invalidated otherwise.

According to Swinton, homeowners should also inform their home insurance provider if they or any family members spend most of the day at home, as cover could also be cheaper.

Swinton also suggests fitting window locks, which can make a property even more secure and may warrant a discount on a policy and by paying monthly homeowners can spread the cost of their premium.

Steve Chelton, Insurance Development Manager at Swinton said, "Many homeowners are feeling the pinch as the recession continues but if you invest in some additional security measure and tell your home insurance provider when you are at home you may well get a discount on your premium.

About Swinton
  • With 603 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

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