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Contents insurance

Protect your possessions today and you could save at least £183*!


  • Cover your belongings for theft, loss and damage
  • Compare our best prices from up to 78 top UK brands
  • Our contents calculator could help you work out the value of your belongings

*10% of contents insurance customers could save at least £183.24 against their previous renewal price (Oct - Dec 2013)


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What does contents insurance cover?

  • It's a policy designed to secure your belongings against theft, loss and damage
  • Typically it insures items like your electrical goods, furniture and clothes
  • You could add cover for accidental damage or high value items to your policy

How will my things be covered?

  • Indemnity considers the age of your items and accounts for any wear and tear
  • New for old replaces your goods with a brand new equivalent regardless of their age, although some exclusions may apply

Most policies usually fall into one of these two types. Try reading our guide to insuring your possessions if you'd like to know more.

Why should I get contents insurance?

Confused.com research shows that theft is the second most common claim on a home contents policy after accidental damage.

    • Burglary rates for homes with high value jewellery increased 40% in 2 years, our research found
    • 25% of Brits would ignore a nearby burglar alarm according to Legal and General
    • Quotemehappy.com estimated that a burglary occurs every 45 seconds in the UK

    The distress caused by a break-in is bad enough without the extra worry of having to replace your belongings. Getting cover could save you money if you're the victim of a burglary.

    Improving your home security could help to prevent you from being the victim of a theft. Try checking out our guide for tips on how to beat the burglar or watch our burglary experiment video.

    If you live in a shared house or flat you might have more reason to protect your belongings than most, as they could be more vulnerable to theft or disasters like fires and floods.

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Why compare contents insurance with Confused.com?

Without insurance you run the risk of being left out of pocket in the event of a theft or disaster. Getting cover for your belongings could save you money if you suffer a loss.

  • 1 in 5 homes do not have contents cover, putting an average of £14,000 at risk*
  • 25% of households with cover are underinsured by an average of £20,000*
  • Underinsuring your belongings could lead to your insurer scaling down a claim
  • Take a look at our top tips to avoid getting caught short on your policy

*Figures calculated by Direct Line

Need to work out the value of your possessions?

Accurately calculating your possessions is an important task but it can be tricky. You could work out the cost of your belongings and get the right amount of cover by using our handy contents calculator:

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