Home insurance costs 'stop students getting cover'

14 August 2007
The price of home insurance contents cover puts a number of students off taking it out, it has been claimed.

Endsleigh has found that a number of people at university choose not to take out policies, despite the fact that an array of cheap deals aimed specifically at them are available.

And this may be a poor decision, as the British Insurance Brokers' Association has estimated that around ten per cent of the 350,000 students enrolling in higher education this year will be targeted by thieves.

"The average student has £4,200 worth of possessions that they bring with them to university. That is a lot of money for a student to have to find in one go to replace everything," said Rhiannon Harris, Endsleigh spokesperson.

A-level students face a nerve-racking few days as exam results published this week will determine which universities they are eligible to attend.

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