Storm damage repair to run into hundreds of millions

23 May 2020

In February, a series of storms ripped through the country, leaving a trail of damage in their wake. The Association of British Insurers (ABI)9 estimated that insurance payouts to repair damage to homes and businesses will exceed £360m. Some 82,000 people put in claims for flood or wind damage in the wake of the destruction wrought by Storms Dennis and Ciara. The average claim per household affected by flooding was estimated to be around £32,000. Bad weather events on the rise According to Aon, the total economic damage worldwide caused by floods topped $82bn in 2019 – but just $13bn of that was insured10. Events such as these are becoming increasingly frequent, with the uninsured facing devastating financial losses. It’s not just flooding that’s on the rise. The ‘Beast from the East’ that blasted across the UK in early 2018 resulted in a £194m pay out for burst pipe damage alone. Don’t leave it to chance Nowadays, it is becoming more and more unlikely that ‘it’ll never happen to me’. Natural disasters can cause serious damage, with repair work likely to run into thousands of pounds if you are uninsured. Contact us and we can help you find the best policy to protect your home, possessions and finances.

9ABI, 2020

10Aon, 2020

🚨 Data accurate as of the date of publication – 23.05.2020.

🚨 The above material is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a sales offer or financial advice. Before taking out any insurance, credit agreement or other financial product, you should obtain individual advice on your requirements and the general terms of the contract.

Source: Quilter Financial Planning – Essentially Mortgages Q2 2020

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