Who is Tesco Bank?
Edinburgh-based Tesco Bank is a subsidiary of Tesco. Its insurance policies are backed by another Tesco company, Tesco Underwriting.
The bank was founded in as Tesco Personal Finance in 1997 by Tesco and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Tesco subsequently bought out the RBS share in 2008 and was renamed Tesco Bank the following year.
Around 3,700 people are employed by Tesco Bank, working out of its three main sites at Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.
The bank has more than 5,000,000 home, car, pet and travel insurance, as well as travel money, Clubcard Pay+ app, credit card, savings and loan customers.
Tesco Bank home insurance policy details
Tesco Bank offers a selection of home insurance policies and types. Not all policies and types are available through our site, so the exact levels of cover and benefits may vary.
Before buying home insurance, we recommend you check the cover and benefits included.
Unlike many providers, Tesco Bank home insurance doesn’t include various grades of cover. Instead, it simply offers a choice of two policies which can be purchased separately or together.
- Buildings insurance
- Contents insurance
Buildings insurance covers the actual structure of your home, i.e. the roof, walls and floors.
Tesco Bank's buildings cover also comes with a range of added extras, including:
- Rebuild cover: Tesco Bank will cover the cost the repairing or rebuilding your home if it has been destroyed or requires extensive repairs. This is only limited to the amount the value of the property has declined to or the estimated cost of repairs, whichever is lower.
- Repairs guarantee: The insurer will provide a one-year guarantee for any home repairs carried out by its approved builders.
- Alternative accommodation: If you need to move out of your home until it is made inhabitable, the insurer will pay up to £50,000 towards alternative accommodation. This cover incudes your pets.
- Track and trace: Tesco Bank will pay up to £5,000 towards the cost of detecting and repairing leaks caused by burst pipes.
- Personal liability: If someone sues you as a result of damage to their property or personal injury, the insurer will cover your legal costs up to £2,000,000.
Contents insurance covers the contents within your home.
Like their buildings insurance, Tesco Bank's contents cover policies also come with a range of added benefits:
- Alternative accommodation: If you must move out temporarily because your home’s not safe the insurer will pay up to £15,000 to cover the cost of alternative lodgings.
- Downloads: The insurer will cover the cost of replacing lost downloads stored on home entertainments equipment, including mobile phones up to £2,000.
- Unoccupied house insurance: Providing your home isn’t unoccupied for more than 60 days you’re covered under the standard terms of the policy.
- Garden contents: The insurer will pay up to £1,500 towards the loss of items within your property boundaries, such as a garden. Up to £2,500 may be paid for loss of plants and lawns through theft.
- Freezer food: If your freezer fails resulting in the contents being spoiled, the insurer will cover the cost or replacing your food up to £1,000.
- Home insurance legal cover: As with buildings cover, the limit to cover on or by third party claims is £2,000,000.