Thursday, 24 July 2014

Gallagher secures partnership with Parkinson's UK

Arthur J. Gallagher's partnership brand, Unique Insurance, has announced a new partnership with the charity Parkinson's UK. The 3 year partnership covers home, motor and travel insurance and caters for people suffering from the condition as well as their families, friends and carers. 

The new partnership is designed to provide medical screening at the point of quotation and Gallagher's has highlighted that a third of commission earned will be paid to the charity. 

Building on the strong heritage of the charity insurance team from Heath Lambert, Gallagher has a pre-eminent position in the disability and medical charity sector and now has partnerships with 39 charities including Diabetes UK, Asthma UK and the Stroke Association. 

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

Asda Money announces home insurance partnership with Hood Group

Asda Money has launched a fully branded home insurance proposition with Hood Group, which will be underwritten by RSA. It is understood that the appointment followed a tender process and that the new products will shortly be available on the major aggregators.  

Asda has regularly changed its insurer partners, with Aviva, BDML and Brightside (see July 6th 2012 blog entry for details) each providing home insurance with the supermarket in the last 10 years. However, it is understood that this deal with Hood Group has been signed for 3 years. 

Asda continues to work with Brightside for van and car insurance, Ace for travel insurance, BDML / Zenith for pet insurance and Vast Visibility for motor cycle and caravan insurance. Away from general insurance, Asda partners with LifeSearch for life assurance, LV= for over 50's life cover and Creation for its credit card. 

Wednesday, 16 July 2014

"New" building society launches a range of partnerships

The Family Building Society has launched a range of mortgage and savings products this week, as well as a large number of partnerships with a range of established and new providers. The society has been heralded as the first "new" building society for over 30 years, but is actually a division of National Counties Building Society.

The Society has partnered with Ageas Insurance for its home insurance offering; providing the insurer with its first significant household partnership with a mortgage lender. (This will be administered  by its UKAIS division and will be on a panel basis.) Legal & General has been selected as the partner for life and critical illness cover and Ingenie will provide "young driver" motor insurance. 

Family has also launched a number of partnerships under the "Later Life Planning" banner and although some cover established partnership services such as Equity Release (Key Retirement Solutions), IHT Planning (Chase de Vere) and Will Writing (Kings Court Trust), others are more noteworthy. 

There are partnerships in less familiar areas, and these include Lasting Power of Attorney and Probate (Kings Court Trust), Long Term Care Planning (Chase de Vere) and Managed Property Services (Bridgefast Property Services).

Other Family partnerships include a Pre-paid Payment Card (APS) and a University Savings Plan (Shepherds Friendly).