Buildings & Contents Insurance

Protect your home and contents with our Darlington Home Insurance policy. It provides you with great cover as standard but you also have the flexibility to tailor your policy just the way you want.

Paying for your policy

How to pay for your policy

Payments for your policy will be collected by Direct Debit which is widely considered to be the simplest, safest and most convenient way to make regular or recurring payments and you are protected by the Direct Debit Guarantee. You may choose to make a single annual Direct Debit or spread your payments over 12 monthly instalments.

Will I pay more if I pay for my policy in 12 monthly payments?

Uinsure has a panel of insurers and three of our four insurance panel members do not charge any additional fees to spread your payment across 12 months.

Novae do charge an extra fee to spread payments monthly at a flat rate of 10% (APR 21.41%). This means that you will make 12 equal monthly payments and you will pay 10% more for your insurance than if you were to pay in a single, annual payment.

Your monthly payment instalment plan will be financed by Close Brothers Limited, trading as Close Brothers Premium Finance and your credit agreement is directly with them. Close Brothers Premium Finance will send you a Welcome Pack by post containing the information you need.

It is very important that you read the pre-contractual information included within your Welcome Pack and take the time to consider all the information carefully. It contains details of the cost of your loan, the payments that you will need to make, the dates on which these will be due as well as the terms and conditions of the loan agreement itself, which is Close Brothers Premium Finance legal contract with you. This information will enable you to make an informed decision about whether or not this is the right product for you. Included in the pack will be two copies of the credit agreement. You will need to sign and return one copy, retaining a copy for your own records.

In order that your insurance is in place and you are completely covered, Close Brothers Premium Finance will begin collection of your monthly payment prior to receipt of your signed agreement. This does not affect your rights to cancel your agreement should you feel the agreement is not suitable for your financial needs once received.

Darlington Building Society will introduce you to Uinsure Limited who will undertake the selling and administration of your home insurance policy. The home insurance policy is underwritten from a panel of insurers. Details of the insurer applicable to this insurance will be stated within your policy schedule.

The Home Emergency policy is arranged by Uinsure, underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance Societe Anonyme which is fully owned by the AXA Assistance Group and administered by Arc Legal Assistance Limited. The Legal Expenses policy is arranged by Uinsure, underwritten by Inter Partner Assistance SA and Administered by Legal Insurance Management Limited.

Darlington Building Society is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Uinsure Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Want to speak to a friendly staff member?

Sometimes it's easier to discuss things face-to-face. All our branches have staff ready and waiting to talk. If you’d like to discuss your options or you think you need help, call in at your local branch.

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Alternatively call our enquiries line between:

9am and 5pm Monday to Friday or
9am and 12pm on Saturday

Our staff will be more than happy to help with any questions or queries