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50+? Insure your home with us

Save 25% on our comprehensive over 50s home insurance when you buy online

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How SunLife Home Insurance can fit your needs

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So you never have to wait in an emergency

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New for old

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SunLife FingerPrint Kit worth £59

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What is SunLife Home Insurance?

  • Home insurance for buildings, contents or both, with flexibility over the cover you prefer
  • Choice of increased cover options for your buildings insurance, accidental damage and specified personal possessions
  • Somewhere to stay if your home becomes uninhabitable due to an insured event
  • Cover for contents temporarily removed from your home for up to 90 consecutive days or at any point while attending full time education
  • Policies are available to UK residents aged 18 and over. This includes England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, The Isle of Man and The Channel Islands. Certain Optional Extras may exclude some of these locations
  • SunLife Home Insurance is arranged and administered by BISL Limited giving you quotes from a carefully selected panel of UK providers
  • You can choose to pay for your policy annually or monthly (subject to status)
  • Premiums are reviewed if you make a mid-term adjustment
  • Limitations and exclusions apply — for full information, please check the sample policy document, available when you get a quote

Get your FREE FingerPrint Kit

We know how important it is to help you protect your treasured possessions against theft, and the distress and inconvenience it can cause. That’s why we’ll give you a FREE SunLife FingerPrint forensic property marking kit worth £59 – complete with warning labels for your window – to deter burglars from your home. You’ll also have your own unique DNA solution to apply to your belongings – it’s virtually invisible to the eye but, if your goods are lost or stolen, just a tiny trace will enable police to identify and return them to you.

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  • SunLife FingerPrint is only available to direct customers and is not available to customers who purchase through a price comparison website
  • This offer can be withdrawn at any time
  • Your SunLife FingerPrint Kit will be sent out 28 days after your home insurance policy has been in place.

Benefits and Features

  COVER AMOUNT
Buildings insurance up to £1,000,000
Alternative accommadation up to £75,000
Theft or loss of keys up to £500
Tracing and accessing leaks inside the home up to £5,000
Property owners liability up to £2,000,000
  COVER AMOUNT
Contents £50,000 as standard with the option to select a higher amount if required
New for old cover Included as standard
Alternative accommodation up to £20,000
Special events Contents Sum Insured recorded on the Schedule of Insurance is increased by 10%
Shopping in transit up to £250
Theft from a garage or an outbuilding up to £2,000
Plants in the garden up to £1,500 per policy term with a maximum of £250 per claim
Theft or loss of keys up to £500
Accidental damage to electrical items up to £1,000
Freezer contents up to £1,000
Visitors effects up to £300
Valuables within the home In total, up to 25% of the contents sum insured. £1,500 per item, pair or set
Personal possessions Optional cover
Money in the home up to £1,000 per policy term with a maximum of £500 per claim
Contents in the open up to £1,000 per claim

Extra Protection

With SunLife Home Insurance, you can tailor your policy to match your needs. For added peace of mind, you can increase your cover levels.

Additional Accidental Damage – increase your standard policy cover to protect against those unfortunate incidents that damage your building and contents

Personal possessions – covers items away from home for loss, damage or theft, starting from £2,000, but no one item can be more than £1,500

Specified items – covers any items worth more than £1,500 by specifying them on your insurance. You can cover individual items up to £5,000 for loss, damage or theft in or away from your home

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Optional Extras

There are also three optional extras to choose from - allowing you to complement your insurance with additional cover. Something to think about if you'd like to extend your protection...

  • Family Legal Protection
  • Key cover
  • Home Emergency assistance
Find out more about optional extras

Why choose SunLife home insurance?

Over 50 and looking for home insurance? Find out the benefits of our home insurance.

Video transcript
Why bother with home insurance?

David and Kathy just got their buildings and contents insurance online with SunLife. It was so easy to do and they got exactly what they wanted, like a bit more accidental damage cover just in case. And didn’t have to pay for any extra bells and whistles they didn’t need.

They even got 25% off, just for being over 50.

It came in very hand when something went bump, or rather bang in the middle of the night. And a burst pipe caused rather a lot of damage. Luckily SunLife home insurance were on hand to help.

With our 24 hour claims line, you can report a claim any time day and night, and get the ball rolling right there and then.

It wasn’t long before David and Kathy’s home was back to normal with a brand spanking new washing machine. All done in time for Kathy’s 55th birthday party on Friday.

Five star Defaqto rated Home Insurance from SunLife.

We don’t make a saga out of making a claim.

Welcome to life after 50.

Your Online Self Service Centre

If you're already a SunLife Home Insurance customer, you can manage your policy at the Online Self Service Centre. With a simple log-in, you can:

  • access your policy online, 24/7
  • view, download and print policy documents
  • make a payment
  • change your payment details

Visit the Online Self Service Centre 


Or if you prefer, you can call 0330 018 2059 directly.

Lines are open: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm, including public holidays. Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 4pm.

Frequently asked questions

What is the difference between building insurance and contents insurance?

Buildings insurance covers damage to the structure of your home (e.g walls, roof etc), outbuildings (e.g garage or shed) and its permanent fixtures and fittings. Contents insurance covers the personal belongings that you keep in your home. It also covers contents temporarily removed from your home for up to 90 consecutive days and contents temporarily removed from your home while attending full time education.

How much cover do I need?

For buildings insurance, you need to consider the full rebuild cost of your home, which isn’t necessarily the same as its market value – or what you paid for it. This handy calculator from the Association of British Insurers can give you an idea of the full rebuild cost of your property.

For contents cover, you need to make a list of everything you own – including furniture, ornaments, carpets, clothes, electrical items, and any garden furniture or shed or garage contents – and calculate how much it would cost to replace it all. It’s easy to underestimate, so make sure you don’t end up under-insuring your belongings.

What personal belongings are included with home contents cover?

As well as furniture and electrical items, and valuables kept in the home, you’ll have cover for freezer contents, money and credit cards – plus, you can choose from a range of cover limits to suit your needs and preferences.

What is 'Valuables Within The Home' cover?

High Risk Property

  • Articles of jewellery, pearls, gemstones, gold, silver and precious metal
  • Pictures and works of art
  • Any rare or unusual article that is collectable
  • Stamp, coin and metal collections
  • TVs, portable computers and computers
  • Software stored on any computer, entertainment, audio or video equipment
  • Furs, clocks and watches
What about things in the garage, or the garden shed?

Items in your garage or shed are covered up to £2,500 but items in the open, within your property boundary, are covered up to £1,000 (single item limits apply).

What do I do if something happens that makes my property unsafe to stay in?

Alternative accommodation cover is available if your home becomes uninhabitable due to an insured event, and this is included in your policy as standard. Level of cover depends on whether you have a Buildings only, Contents only or Combined insurance policy. Please check your policy documents.

Can I increase my cover?

With SunLife Home Insurance, you can increase the amount of cover under your standard buildings insurance to enhance protection, for an additional premium. You can also increase your allowance for single specified items up to £5,000 with a total combined cover of up to £25,000 for specified and non specified items. You also have the option of adding Home Emergency assistance, Keycare cover and Legal Protection for an additional charge. Find out more

What is accidental damage?

Accidental damage is damage that occurs as a result of an unexpected and non-deliberate action.

Am I covered for accidental damage?

A basic level of accidental damage cover is included as standard in both our buildings and contents insurance policies. Your policy includes standard accidental damage to buildings and/or contents, depending on the policy you have. For an additional premium you can add extended accidental damage cover. Limits apply.

What is a policy excess?

An excess is the amount of money you will be asked to pay in the event of a claim. For example, if you have a £100 excess then you will pay the first £100 of the claim you make. You can often reduce your insurance premium by increasing your excess but you should always make sure that you are happy to pay this amount in the event of a claim.

Are my personal possessions covered away from home or on holiday?

As standard our policies do not include cover for personal possessions however personal possessions cover can be added for an additional premium.

Does Contents Insurance cover new for old?

Yes. We’ll replace your old goods with brand new ones – like for like, or with the nearest equivalent, subject to policy Terms and Conditions.

How do I make changes to my policy?

You can view your policy online and make changes by logging into our Online Self Service Centre.

Or if you prefer, you can call 0330 018 2059 directly

Lines are open: Monday to Friday 8am to 9pm, including public holidays. Saturday 9am to 5pm Sunday 10am to 4pm.

How can I make a claim?

If you would like to make a claim, please call 0330 018 2058. Lines are open 24 hours a day.

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Here's the information that you need to know about who we are and the other companies that we work with in order to provide our products and services.

Who are SunLife?

Phoenix Life Limited trades as SunLife and is the provider of the Guaranteed Over 50 Plan, SunLife Insurance and the life insurance policy payment option for Funeral Plans. Phoenix Life Limited’s registered office is at 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6WG (registered in England, no. 1016269). Dignity Funerals is not authorised or regulated for this activity by either the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority. Dignity Funerals Ltd is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors.

SunLife Limited distributes financial products and services and is a company limited by shares, registered office: 1 Wythall Green Way, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6WG (registered in England, no. 05460862). SunLife Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and is entered on the Financial Services Register (registration no. 769427).

You can contact us by post at SunLife, PO Box 1395, Peterborough, PE2 2TR or by phone on 0800 008 6060.

If you choose to add Funeral Benefit Option to your Guaranteed Over 50 Plan the funeral services are arranged and provided by Dignity Funerals Limited. Dignity Funerals Limited is a company registered in England and Wales No. 00041598. VAT registered No. 486 6081 14. 4 King Edwards Court, King Edwards Square, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B73 6AP. Telephone No. 0121 354 1557. Fax No. 0121 355 808. Part of Dignity plc. A British Company. Dignity is not authorised or regulated for this activity by the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority but is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors.

Who provides the Funeral Plans?

Dignity Funerals Ltd arranges and provides the funeral services. Dignity Funerals is not authorised or regulated for this activity by either the Financial Conduct Authority or the Prudential Regulation Authority. Dignity Funerals Ltd is a member of the National Association of Funeral Directors.

The life insurance policy that pays for your funeral will be provided by Phoenix Life Limited, trading as SunLife.

Who provides My Smarter (ISA)?

My Smarter (ISA) is provided by Scottish Friendly Asset Managers Limited. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Details can be found on the Financial Services register, registration No. 188832. Member of The Investment Association. Registered Office: Scottish Friendly House, 16 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4HJ.

Who provides the Will writing services?

Hugh James is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA Number:303202).

The information contained on this website is based on Hugh James' understanding of the law of intestacy in England and Wales only as at April 2014. The law in Scotland and Northern Ireland is significantly different. This is for information purposes and is not intended to be legal advice.

Who provides Family Life Insurance?

SunLife Family Life Insurance is provided by Scottish Friendly Assurance Society Limited which is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Details can be found on the Financial Services register (registration number 110002). Registered Office: Scottish Friendly House, 16 Blythswood Square, Glasgow G2 4HJ. 

Who provides SunLife Pet Insurance

SunLife Pet Insurance is arranged and administered by BDML Connect Limited. BDML Connect Limited is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 309140). Registered in England and Wales Number 02785540. Registered Office: 45 Westerham Road, Bessels Green, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN13 2QB.

Who provides SunLife Home Insurance

SunLife Home Insurance is arranged and administered by BISL Limited and underwritten by a panel of insurers. BISL Limited are an intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England no. 03231094. Registered office Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6YS.

Who provides SunLife Car Insurance

SunLife Car Insurance is arranged and administered by BISL Limited and underwritten by a panel of insurers. BISL Limited are an intermediary authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Registered in England no. 03231094. Registered office Pegasus House, Bakewell Road, Orton Southgate, Peterborough PE2 6YS.