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UK News Cost of home insurance cover has risen 25% in just three years - here's why more volatile weather may keep driving up the price

15:55  22 october  2019
15:55  22 october  2019 Source:   thisismoney.co.uk

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Home insurance policy costs have increased 25 per cent over the last three years, new research has revealed.

The average combined buildings and contents home insurance policy now costs £144.70 a year, 25 per cent more than 2016 when it stood at £115.80, according to data from MoneySupermarket.

Average premiums have risen by 13 per cent in the last year alone.

The rise has been pinpointed to Britain's now more volatile weather, with insurers concerned climate change will trigger more frequent and violent bouts of extreme weather, the comparison website says.

a group of fireworks in the sky: Volatile weather has been blamed by the experts for the increase in home insurance premiums © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Volatile weather has been blamed by the experts for the increase in home insurance premiums

Price inflation has been driven by a number of weather-related factors, including an increase in subsidence claims, which affects buildings insurance, following last year's dry summer.

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Claims for flood and storm damage, which can trigger claims for both buildings and contents insurance policies, have also been blamed for the change.

Insurers are concerned that there will be more floods, storms and associated damage thanks to more volatile weather in Britain, according to MoneySupermarket.

Rachel Wait, consumer affairs spokesperson at MoneySupermarket, said: 'Our data shows that premiums have increased by a quarter over the last three years, with London remaining the most expensive area to insure a home.

'This year's weather has been particularly unpredictable, with several bouts of heavy rain and flooding across the country, along with record breaking high temperatues in the South East.

'As a result, insurance costs in areas such as London, may have risen due to an increase in subsidence claims.'

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The cost of home insurance has recently been scrutinised by the Financial Conduct Authority who criticised insurers for charging loyal customers more when they renew their policies than they charge new customers.

The price comparison website compared its own internal data to find out the costs.

All calculations were based on over six million home insurance quotes from 1 July to 30 September 2019.

THE FIVE MOST EXPENSIVE POSTCODES FOR HOME INSURANCE
Location Average annual combined premium Q2 2019 Average annual combined premium Q3 2019 £ change % change
1.       North West London (NW) £252.40 £268.10 £15.70 6%
2.       South West London (SW) £251.24 £257.06 £5.82 2%
3.       North London (N) £244.10 £253.07 £8.97 4%
4.       West End (W) £246.74 £252.74 £6 2%
5.       Harrow (HA) £238.84 £237.71 -£1.13 -0.50%
Source: Money Super Market

Londoners fork out the most

Those living in the north of the country are paying less than the rest of the UK to insure their home.

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Households in Sunderland and Durham pay the least at £118.97 and £119.22 respectively whilst Newcastle residents pay £121.77 on average.

They are followed by those living in Stoke-on-Trent who pay £122.08 and Carlisle residents who pay £123.20.

Meanwhile, Londoners pay the most with those in North West London paying £268.10 each year – more than twice as much as a Sunderland resident.

Those living in South West London are paying just under at £257.06 whilst North Londoners are forking out £253.07.

Rachel adds: 'This could be due to higher burglary rates in affluent areas and higher building and repair costs.

Welsh residents, overall, are paying an average of £129 a year whilst those in Northern Ireland pay significantly more at £171.

However, those in the Midlands are paying a similar amount with residents in the West Midlands paying £132 whilst those in the East are paying £134.

Home insurance policies have increased by 25% in the past three years for homes in the UK © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Home insurance policies have increased by 25% in the past three years for homes in the UK

Premiums are now substantially higher than a year ago. In the third quarter of 2018, the average premium was £128, meaning there has been a year-on-year increase of £17 - just under 13 per cent.

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Buildings-only policies have also seen sharp premium increases with average year on year prices rocketing by almost 19 per cent, from £90 to £106.

Rachel adds: 'Earlier this month, the FCA ruled that around six million customers are negatively impacted by insurers' dual pricing practices because they automatically renew with the same firm rather than shop around – meaning they're potentially missing out on £1.2billion a year in savings.

'With some insurance providers reserving their best offers for new customers, it's worthwhile shopping around when renewing to make sure you get the best deal for you.'

To avoid falling victim to the loyalty penalty, customers are advised to use price comparison sites to find if they could save money on a different plan or with an alternative provider.

What did the FCA report say?

The FCA published a report earlier this month after looking into how home and insurance customers are treated by their providers.

It found that while new customers are often offered insurance policies at a discount, those who renew see their premiums go up, with firms penalising loyal customers who are less likely to switch.

The regulator put form a series of reforms including banning or restricting practices such as raising prices for consumers who renew year on year, or requiring firms to automatically move consumers to cheaper equivalent deals.

A final report is due to be delivered in 2020.

The review follows on from Citizen's Advice who launched a super complaint into the loyalty penalty in 2018 after the charities research showed that loyal customers were being penalised for hundreds of millions of pounds a year on their home insurance.

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