RSA has recently secured a new partnership with Home Retail Group to offer pet insurance through its Argos and Homebase brands. The deal commenced at the end of January 2012 and is for a 5 year period.
RSA has replaced BDML Connect; the latter having previously distributed a product underwritten by Agria Forsakring AB.
Unlike many other major insurers, RSA has focused a great deal of effort in developing pet insurance partnerships and other significant deals include Tesco Bank and Marks & Spencer.
BDML Connect continues to partner with Argos and Homebase for Home Insurance (May 2013 - no longer available) and Chartis provides the retailers' Travel Insurance (May 2013 - Chartis replaced by Insure & Go).
Provident Insurance announced recently (February 2012) that it is to join Equity Insurance Partnerships' motor panel.
EIP is the specialist affinity division of IAG UK and boasts an impressive list of motor insurance clients including Nissan, Santander, Mazda and First Direct.
Provident already works as an insurer on a wide range of partnerships' panels including those of Tesco and Marks & Spencer and is often regarded as an obvious and complementary choice to work with other insurers.