Missed Event Insurance thru German Online Provider

In Germany, ERV has extended for a further two years its partnership for missed event insurance with online ticket vendor Deutsche Eintrittskarten. Customers buying event tickets through the distributor are able to acquire insurance which refunds the ticket cost if they are unable to attend the event in certain circumstances such as pregnancy, serious injury […]

Water service protection in the US

In the US, HomeServe has signed a distribution agreement with the Bethpage Water District, which provides water to more than 8,000 customers on Long Island by operating eight wells at five pumping sites in the area. Under this deal, Bethpage customers will be offered the option of taking out HomeServe’s water service line protection plan, […]

US Affinion takes a majority stake in Turkish services provider

Marketing firm Affinion Group is expanding its global reach with a new partner and the acquisition of a majority stake in Back-Up, a concierge service in Turkey. Affinion is partnering with Turkish consumer-service firm Boyner Holding Co. in marketing Back-Up’s services in Turkey. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. The deal follows Affinion’s […]

Mapfre to expand travel cover Africa

MAPFRE Assistance has entered into a partnership with ASKY, a Togo-based airline serving 19 destinations in central and western Africa, for the provision of automatic travel insurance for all of its passengers, which could reach around 500,000 by the end of 2012. By means of this agreement, MAPFRE Assistance continues its expansion in sub-Saharan Africa […]

Aviva provides Life Insurance for Tesco Banking

In the UK, Aviva has secured an exclusive five-year deal with Tesco Bank, the banking arm of the retail group, to provide protection-related life products for its UK retail customers. The agreement, which will begin later in 2012, will entail the marketing of Aviva’s core protection products. Tesco customers will be able to choose simplified life […]

Dutch welcome offer from Energy Company

Bengrip’s study reveals that Dutch consumers are open to innovative sales channels for insurance.  In a market scan Bengrip asked Dutch consumers whether they would consider an insurance offer from their energy provider. The majority responded that they would seriously consider such an offer. In a previous study, the Netherlands was described as a country […]

Insurance thru French student payment card

Moneo Payment Solutions and insurance group Axa have launched their first affinity services for students, the Axa Campus range. The companies plan to offer students complete insurance packs for online purchase with their student cards, already in daily use. Nearly 1.5 million students in 22 universities have a Moneo card, which they can use as […]

Hong Kong partnership on insurance

Hong Kong – Manulife (International) Limited (“Manulife”) and Royal Sun & Alliance Insurance plc (“RSA”) jointly announced the renewal of their general insurance distribution agreement for another five years, after 18 years of successful partnership. Under the extended agreement, RSA will continue to be Manulife’s major general insurance partner. Manulife is currently offering a series […]

Spanish Sports Fed. to offer insurance

The Spanish Federation of Cycling (FCC) has renewed its agreement with AXA to provide accident insurance cover and medical insurance abroad to the federation itself, plus cycling clubs and cyclists who are members of the FCC. This scheme offers cyclists’ insurance in excess of the mandatory level, and higher levels of cover for medical insurance; […]

ADAC attracts 460,000 policyholders

ADAC Autoversicherung, the joint venture between Zurich and ADAC, Germany’s largest automotive association, has announced that by January 2011 it had a portfolio of 460,000 policies, up 16% from a year earlier. The joint venture lost 40,000 policyholders but gained 100,000 new ones over this period. Furthermore, Zurich, which holds 51% of the joint venture, […]