Which? reveals the best home insurance companiesNFU Mutual, M&S and John Lewis among those rated
11 December 2015
Which? Money has rated 39 of the biggest home insurance companies based on customer satisfaction and policy score. Find out which are rated best and worst in our exclusive survey.
Our latest home insurance reviews are based on a detailed analysis of each provider's standard buildings and contents insurance policies, as well as the results of our customer satisfaction survey.
The highest scoring home insurer for customer satisfaction received 79%, while the worst scored just 53%.
Additionally, we found a large spread in policy score, indicating a big difference in the comprehensiveness of each standard policy.
Aviva, Axa, Churchill, Direct Line, Halifax, John Lewis, L&G Lloyds, More Than, NFU Mutual, Saga and Tesco are among the big names included in our reviews.
Find out more: best and worst home insurance - see our detailed breakdowns of each company
Home insurance reviews: how we test
We rate elements of each provider's buildings and contents policy, which we combine with the provider's customer score to generate a total score.
In our customer satisfaction survey, we asked 4,999 Which? members how satisfied they were with their home insurance provider. Customer scores are calculated using a combination of overall satisfaction and the likelihood of recommending the provider to a friend.
Each provider is also given a star rating for customer service, handling queries and complaints, transparency of charges and value for money.
These surveys are carried out every six months. Providers must receive a minimum sample size of 30 respondents to be included in our customer satisfaction tables.
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How to find the best home insurance
Here are three top tips to help you find the the best home insurance policy:
Consider claims satisfaction
Home insurance claims can be stressful at the best of times. We've rated which companies are the best at dealing with claims.
Watch out for sneaky fees
Some companies charge an array of policy fees. We highlight the policies which include excessive fees and charges.
Get a better deal by haggling
Which? research has found you can often cut a significant chunk off your home insurance premium by haggling over your renewal quote.