Zurich has become the first insurance provider to launch a smartphone application for home and car insurance combined. A number of insurers have introduced apps for either car or home cover, but Zurich are the first in the market to offer the two elements side by side. The new app from Zurich is available to download onto Android and iOS devices and allows customers to record data following an accident, report an incident, and track their claim through the company. These types of features are standard of insurance apps, however the Zurich application also provides customers with information on the nearest Zurich approved mechanic or home maintenance engineer, and also a helpful parking locator tool as well as advice on how to minimise the risk of a mishap in the home and tips for driving in severe weather conditions. Having an app to hand when you encounter an accident can be especially beneficial in the claims procedure as the step by step guide ensures you record all relevant information your insurer will need to carry out a claim. The app will also enable customers to submit pictures of damage which can be beneficial when filing a claim, and also ensure that the whole claim process is fast and efficient as information is received by Zurich with just a few taps of your phone keypad.