RIAS, a unit of Fortis Insurance UK, has announced that it is offering its new customers a third-off their standard contents premiums when taking out a joint buildings and contents policy with the company.

RIAS said that this offer cuts the cost of home contents insurance for those buying a combined policy. The offer, which runs until September 30, 2008, gives new customers 33.3% off their standard contents premium, and the discount will be applied to quotes for combined cover given and accepted within this period.

The company said that the offer is valid only for the first year of the policy.