Home & Contents Insurance Apps to Simplify Your Policy

Find out which providers are allowing customers to manage their policies from the palm of their hand.

Such is our demand for mobile apps these days, we seem to expect an app for almost everything. In the world of consumer finance, this has forced competitive institutions to become extremely innovative. As a result, we’ve seen plenty of everyday banking apps developed along with a number of insurance apps.

While car insurance mobile apps are common in Australia, you won’t find as many home or contents insurance apps. But Suncorp has recently made a big step forward in this area – announcing a $5 million stake in a platform which will allow customers to instantly insure individual items via a mobile app.

Partnered with US-based technology developer Tr?v, the two companies will launch the world-first on-demand insurance platform called Tr?v Protection in May – integrating it with the current Tr?v app. Through the revamped app, customers will be able to switch insurance on and off for individual items such as cameras, tablets and laptops.

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Home and Contents Insurance Apps

Along with Tr?v, listed below are other useful apps for managing home and contents insurance.

Tr?v

Tr?v helps you easily collect information about anything you buy, from taking photos and storing receipts and product details, to researching the market value of items. It even notifies you of depreciation in value for items such as your home and car. Through the app’s partnership with Suncorp you can simply click the “Insure” link to update your Suncorp contents insurance policy.

Key info

  • Available on Android and iPhone
  • Track purchases and organise receipts
  • Track the value of items
  • Track the depreciation of items
  • Store photos of items
  • Make insurance requests for individual items (coming soon)

AAMI Access

AAMI Access lets you manage your home and contents policy on the go. You can use the app to check your policy details, make changes, build a catalogue of photos and receipts, book a valuation or repair job, view information, and make a claim. It even sends you alerts when extreme weather is on the way so you have time to prepare.

Key info

  • Available on Android and iPhone.
  • Update or renew policies
  • Lodge claims directly
  • Track progress of claim
  • Severe weather alerts
  • Attach photos of listed contents
  • Create record of other household contents
  • Step-by-step guided claims process

ANZ Grow

You can use the ANZ Grow app if you are with ANZ to manage your insurance in the same place as your banking, super, and investments.

Key info

  • Available on iPhone only
  • See existing ANZ policies and add non-ANZ policy details
  • Get quotes and buy insurance with no paperwork

NRMA Insurance

NRMA Insurance customers can manage all their NRMA policies in this app. This includes accessing claim details, receiving renewal alerts and obtaining quotes for any policy.

Key info

  • Available on Android and iPhone
  • View policy information
  • Access home claim details
  • Renewal alerts
  • Get quotes for car, motorcycle, scooter, home, contents and landlord insurance
  • Fast & secure PIN login
  • Branch finder

SGIO Insurance

As NRMA’s sister brand in WA, SGIO’s insurance app has the same functionality as the NRMA Insurance app.

Key info

  • Available on Android and iPhone
  • View policy information
  • Access home claim details
  • Renewal alerts
  • Get quotes for car, motorcycle, scooter, home, contents and landlord insurance
  • Fast & secure PIN login
  • Branch finder

SGIC Insurance

As the SA version of NRMA, SGIC’s insurance app has the same functionality as the NRMA Insurance app.

Key info

  • Available on Android and iPhone
  • View policy information
  • Access home claim details
  • Renewal alerts
  • Get quotes for car, motorcycle, scooter, home, contents and landlord insurance
  • Fast & secure PIN login
  • Branch finder

Inventory Apps

If your insurance provider doesn’t have an app, don’t forget that there are a number of general home inventory apps available on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store. These apps can be incredibly helpful when you have contents insurance because they help keep track of what’s in your house and what each item is worth, thus helping you to claim on your contents insurance.

The be all and end all

While home and contents insurance apps can be handy, the quality of your policy’s coverage for the money you’re paying is the most important thing. You can check our ratings and compare home and contents insurance here. Obviously, it’s better if you can avoid being burgled in the first place – there are a number of preventative measures you can take. But if the worst does happen, you want to provide as much up-to-date information as you can about your stolen or damaged property to ensure your claim process is as smooth as possible.  There’s an app for that.

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