MORE TH>N extends Christmas home insurance cover

01 December 2004
Consumers are being given a £6,000 boost by MORE TH>N this Christmas, as it increases its standard home insurance cover for the festive season.

MORE TH>N has found that over the holiday season consumer spending jumps by £10 billion, possibly leaving homes under-insured.

"We tend to splash out on presents and food at this time of the year and therefore have more valuable items in our homes," said John Hollis, head of home insurance at MORE TH>N.

"A typical home has contents worth £44,500, but over Christmas this could be much higher. This should be a happy time but sadly accidents and thefts do occur so it's important people make sure they are not underinsured."

MORE TH>N's Christmas tips include asking consumers to make sure their insurance policies cover the contents of the freezer, in case there is a power cut. To ensure homes are secure over the holiday period and that milk and papers are cancelled and valuables secured if holidays are taken.

MORE TH>N also advises people to check that insurance policies cover "domestic emergencies".

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