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Paymentshield has over 30 years of insurance experience. During this time we have built relationships with insurers and partners to create insurance products which go beyond what's expected to help ensure your peace of mind. Our 5 Star Defaqto rated Home Insurance is perfect for customers buying or moving into a new home.
Your belongings make a house a home. In partnership with a carefully selected group of the UK's best known insurers we strive to offer flexible contents insurance. Each insurer is chosen to help us offer insurance for a wide range of properties at competitive prices.
As a homeowner or soon-to-be homeowner, it's important that you're covered against the unexpected. Getting the right buildings insurance is vital to protect not just your building, but yourself, your family and home from a variety of situations, it's much more than bricks and mortar, it's the place you call home.
Find the right cover for you
Whether you need insurance for your buildings or contents, or a combination of both, we can help you protect your home, inside and out, big or small, with a range of options that let you decide how and what you pay for. You can also choose from either
our standard Home Insurance or our Home Insurance Plus cover, depending on your needs.
For a summary of the benefits and exclusions please read our Product Information Document.
Our Home Insurance includes:
- Up to £500,000 of cover for your buildings as standard
- Up to £50,000 of cover for your contents with new for old replacement as standard
- Up to £100,000 for alternative accommodation provided with our buildings cover
For an additional cost our ‘Plus’ cover gives you all the benefits of our standard cover but with increases on certain cover limits including:
- Buildings cover up to £1 million
- Contents cover up to £75,000
What may not be covered...
Our Home Insurance and optional extras are designed to cover unforeseen events which could leave you severely out of pocket through no fault of your own, but it doesn’t cover everything. For example, we can't cover certain events which cause damage to properties whilst the property is left unoccupied for more than 60 days in a row or damage caused from general wear and tear that naturally happens over time. For full details of what's covered and what's not covered please read our Home Insurance Policy Booklet.Please note, the cover limits mentioned on this page are specific to our latest Home Insurance product launched on 19 December 2016. Insurance originally purchased before this date might have different benefits and exclusions.
Home emergency cover24-hour access to approved tradespeople for when a home emergency arises. Call out charges and parts & labour costs are covered up to a maximum value.
Legal expenses coverOur family legal protection offers you legal cover on a range of unforeseen circumstances such as employment law, property disputes and personal injury.
Accidental damageCan be added to both your buildings and contents insurance to cover otherwise costly mishaps around the home.
Personal possessions coverCover for accidental loss or damage to items usually worn or carried, like jewellery or mobile phones both in the UK and abroad.
To be eligible to take out our Home Insurance policy we ask that the property to be insured:
- Is a residential property in the UK
- Will be occupied permanently by you and your family and isn't used for any business or professional purposes other than clerical work undertaken by you and your family.
- Hasn't been affected by subsidence, landslip or heave.
- Hasn't been flooded in the last 10 years
- Isn't left unoccupied for more than 60 days.
We also ask that:
- You or any member of your family living with you hasn't had insurance cancelled, declined or declared void.
- You or any member of your family living with you declare any previous insurance claims from the last 5 years
- You must declare any convictions which you or any member of your family has received, not including driving offences or any offences which are spent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 or the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012
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