Handheld Device Metrics: Consumer Approaches to Insurance and Extended Warranties for Handheld Devices in Selected Global Markets 2022

This report investigates consumers’ attitudes and behaviour in relation to insurance and extended warranties for handheld devices, also known as mobile gadgets. It contains a comparative overview for ten countries plus the full text of each individual country report.  It includes trends over time based on similar consumer research from 2014 and 2017, and is accompanied by an Excel data file.

Why is this report needed?

  • Key trends relating to insurance and extended warranties for handheld devices have changed since Finaccord’s last survey on this topic in 2017 – in particular, take-up rates for stand-alone cover have increased in all the countries in scope. This report provides an updated, detailed analysis of this topic to help insurers understand consumer behaviour and identify future opportunities.
How many respondents have been surveyed?
  • We surveyed over 13,000 people for this series. In Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK at least 1,000 people were surveyed. In Brazil over 1,500 were surveyed and in the US and China around 2,000 were surveyed.
What is the key information provided by this report?
The series offers insight about key metrics in five main areas:
  • The underlying market for handheld devices
  • Take-up rates for handheld device insurance and extended warranties
  • The distribution channels and purchase interfaces used to acquire stand-alone cover
  • The characteristics of handheld device cover
  • The perceived risks covered, claims frequency and reasons for making a claim
The take-up rate for stand-alone cover rose significantly between 2014 and 2022 in country Y, while cover held through a bank account, credit card or home insurance rose much less.

Graph shows the take-up rate for handheld device insurance over time, split between stand-alone policies and cover packaged with banking products and home insurance
For further information about this research, please access the table of contents and series prospectus using the links on this page.


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