Strengthening a relationship spanning five years, Ageas and Vauxhall, one of the UK’s largest motor manufacturers, have broadened their partnership to encompass the provision of Van Insurance, as well as private Motor insurance.
For the first time, Vauxhall can now offer insurance to customers buying vans via its dealer network. The news follows confirmation from the Department for Transport* that journeys by light goods vehicles rose by 5.1% in Q3 2013, reaching its highest level since records began.
Vauxhall will be offering a complimentary five day ‘Free to Go’ policy for vans purchased directly from Vauxhall dealers, as well as the option to purchase a full annual insurance policy. A team within Stoke-based Ageas Insurance Solutions services the Vauxhall Insurance business, managing all customer sales and service administration. All car and van policies are underwritten by Ageas Insurance Limited, a subsidiary of Ageas UK and the second largest Motor insurer in the UK.
Announcing the broadened partnership, Mark Cliff, CEO of Ageas Retail said: “We are delighted to have expanded our successful partnership with Vauxhall to include Van Insurance. We pride ourselves on partnering with some of the UK’s strongest brands, and have developed a strong expertise in the motor manufacturer insurance market. This widened proposition demonstrates our desire to work with partners to expand our product offerings, and strengthens our already good relationship with Vauxhall.”
Mark Pinkney, Marketing Programmes Manager, adds: “This is the first time Vauxhall has been able to offer Van Insurance to our customers and will support our Retailer Network to offer an all-encompassing service to customers buying new or used vans. We are delighted that Ageas has enabled us to widen our insurance proposition, and offer even more of our customers peace of mind that their vehicle can be covered with Vauxhall approved repairs.”