Its been a long time since the Post Office were only about posting letters from destination A to destination B. They have expanded their services to offer everything from currency exchanges to home phone lines and broadband. A few years ago they did a set of adverts with well known faces such as Westlife in an attempt to raise peoples awareness of the massive range of services that they have. Unfortunately some of the smaller post offices are closing however you can still sign up to most of their services online.
The Post Office also now offers a range of insurance services. For example they say that signing up to a car insurance policy from the Post Office can save you around £200 a year. As to be expected from a company of this size they offer varying levels of cover and loads of added extras and optional add-ons. They do this by using a panel of different insures to find the lowest deal for you. The Post Offices car insurance branch is run by BISL Ltd (who are also in charge of Budget Insurance). This type of brokering amongst companies is becoming far common. With the Post Office if the car you are insuring is under a year old you can sign up for “new for old” replacement insurance. You also get optional breakdown cover and they offer many different flexible payment options.
It isn’t just motor insurance that the Post Office offers; you can also use them for your home insurance needs. In a similar vein to their car insurance you can tailor make your home insurance policy to suit you. This means that you don’t end up paying for something you don’t need and is estimated to save you around 30% compared to your current policy. You can sign for Post Official buildings protection. This policy gives you 24 hours assistance for a whole range of home emergencies such as blocked drains and burst pips.
You can get contents insurance also which covers the things inside your home but also contents outside the home that may get broken (such as mobile phones or digital cameras). To make sure that you are fully protected you can combine a number of their policies to build the best package for you, and they automatically increase your cover at Christmas when you are likely to have more contents in your home.
The Post Office website can be found at www.postoffice.co.uk which links off of the main page to the different services that they offer. The website is easy to navigate and you should have no problem finding the products and services that you need to get details on. Be careful when typing in the website address though as there are many very similar domains which are not related at all to the Post Office or any of the services that they offer. The best website address to use is www.postoffice.co.uk as this will definitely take you direct to their main home page.