Cwmbran-based business launches UK’s first gadget insurance site

A Cwmbran-based business has launched the UK’s first gadget insurance website, allowing consumers to review policies and choose the best service for them to protect their electronics.

Protect Your Gadget is the brainchild of Comparison Creator, a company that specialises in insurance comparison. It provides a white-label breakdown comparison service for GoCompare, Moneysupermarket, and Comparethemarket.

It also offers home emergency comparison services to the likes of GoCompare and Compare the Market. Protect Your Gadget is its latest product, covering accidental damage, mechanical breakdown and whether or not family cover is provided.

Steve Jones, CEO of the firm, said:  “From mobile phones and tablets, to laptops, digital cameras, games consoles, sat navs and Go Pros – we’re carrying more and more devices around with us, and understandably, we don’t want to compromise on our tech when we travel.

“But it’s important to think about insuring these gadgets and protecting ourselves from those “oh no!” moments. Protect Your Gadget provides access to all kinds of cover for nearly every kind of gadget, at a range of competitive prices from a panel of leading brands.”

According to Ofcom, 66 per cent of adults own a smartphone, and Deloitte claims that almost two-thirds of UK adults have access to a tablet. As a result, there’s a growing need for families and professionals to protect themselves against the potential loss or damage of these digital devices.

Steve continued: “As a nation, we are comfortable comparing our home and car insurance, but we don’t always think about protecting our gadgets.

“Often, these items aren’t covered on your travel insurance and may cost extra to insure on your home insurance, so cover for these items can often fall through the net.”