Mar 12, 2021

Tesco Bank offers car insurance through comparison sites

William Girling
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Tesco Bank offers car insurance through comparison sites
Tesco Bank is entering into a new partnership with insurance aggregators Quotezone and CompareNI to add visibility to its car cover...

Both and are leaders in their respective markets - UK and Northern Ireland - and Tesco hopes that the collaboration will bring new products to the attention of its five million banking and insurance customers.

As part of the agreement, those who purchase their policy through either comparison site will receive a unique premium discount.

This development comes following a period of substantial platform growth for Quotezone, which has included re-architectural transformation and CX enhancements.

“The insurance industry is an incredibly competitive marketplace and it can be difficult for consumers to navigate. Our aim is to make the process straightforward and give the consumer as much choice as possible so that they can find savings,” said Greg Wilson, Founder of Quotezone and CompareNI.  

“Tesco Bank is a market-leader in the UK, known for its focus on value, helpfulness and a customer-centric focus. This is incredibly important to us, we have a natural synergy with Tesco Bank, both putting the customers first and striving for pioneering solutions that set us apart in this busy marketplace.”

Tesco: Aligning products with customer needs

This collaboration also marks another investment by Tesco in its insurance capabilities; the company announced at the end of 2020 that it was streamlining its underwriting through a more simple claims handling process.

Its apparent focus on upgraded financial services could be compared to another retail giant, Walmart, which has begun acquiring ex-banking talent and partnering with fintechs to spearhead its new vision.

Tesco Bank’s 2019/20 performance was down compared to 2018/19, though it netted only slightly less revenue (£1.07bn vs £1.1bn). The need to adapt and meet customers’ changing expectations is clear, and Mark Airey, Commercial Director, Insurance at Tesco Bank, assures the public that this is what the company intends to do:

“We continually evolve our products to ensure they are more closely aligned to the needs of Tesco shoppers. We’re pleased to partner with and to offer car insurance with a strong emphasis on value, helpful benefits and rewarding loyalty.”

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Jun 16, 2021

Tribe and APOLLO announce national insurance campaign

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Tribe Property Technologies and APOLLO Insurance have launched a campaign to digitise insurance access across Canada

Tribe Property Technologies in partnership with APOLLO insurance has announced a national insurance campaign to digitise insurance for condominium owners, renters, landlords, and developers across Canada. The aim of the campaign is to make insurance access easier and faster for owners while improving the coverage and protection of condominiums and rental buildings.

According to several surveys, nearly half of 4.5mn rented houses in Canada do not have tenant insurance protection, meaning those individuals and their families are put at risk of fire and water damage. 

What does the national insurance campaign include? 

According to Tribe, the company is working with APOLLO to ensure that this type of insurance is easier to access. It aims to achieve this by introducing a direct connection to APOLLO's insurance technology from both Tribe's strata and condo management platform and rental software to allow for increased education and awareness for owners into insurance risks and options. 

It also includes the future ability for notifications for mid-term cancellations, and plans to offer protection from potential strata/condo corporation deductibles, Tribe said. 

"We are excited to partner with APOLLO to bring accessibility, visibility, and education around insurance options to our communities and reflect the current lifestyle expectations of condo owners and residents while protecting the value of their biggest assets", said Joseph Nakhla, Chief Executive Officer of Tribe. 

Nakhla added: “This agreement with APOLLO is just the first step under our Digital Services & Partnerships revenue pillar. We will continue to layer on services to drive revenue for Tribe, and bring convenience and savings for our users, with the goal of being able to offer a one-stop-shop to our development partners and the over 100,000 residents in Tribe-managed communities”.

APOLLO uses technology as a channel between insurance brokers, carriers, and their mutual clients, offering insurance options from multiple companies on one integrated online platform.

"We like that Tribe is taking a fresh approach to condo living and building smart homes through tech-enabled service, and an integration with their Community Platform supports our goals of making insurance more accessible and supporting the needs of communities”, said Jeff McCann, Chief Executive Officer of Apollo.


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