March 07, 2011 19:00 ET

Van Drivers Spend 2.5 Hours Searching Online for Van Insurance

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Van drivers spend on average two and half hours searching for competitive van insurance quotes according to a survey by Swinton Commercial.

The UK's leading high street retailer of van insurance surveyed 1,200 online customers and found that van drivers are spending half an hour more searching out the best van insurance quotes than they did in 2009.

In 2009, van drivers spent on average about 2 hours searching for van insurance quotes, while in the years before this van drivers were only spending thirty minutes online.

Swinton Commercial is attributing this extra time searching out the most competitive quotes to a number things, rising insurance premiums, rising cost of living brought on by the recession and constant increases in fuel prices.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton said, "Van drivers have seen their running costs increase sharply more so than other motorists so it is no wonder they are trawling the internet for the most competitive insurance deals."

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 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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