Article date: 8 April 2011
Aviva has revamped its free Legal Indemnities Online (LION) platform, offering solicitors and conveyancing companies faster access to a broad range of legal indemnity cover as well as more flexible ways to settle payments.
The new LION website includes block policy transactions and easy premium payment tracking and processing, all through a simplified online accounts system. This means that businesses can pay for policies on an individual basis, or as a single payment at the end of the month.
There are 35 core covers available online, including breach of restrictive covenants, lost title deeds and leasehold problems, with around 170 different variations depending on risk type. Quotes can be received instantly and policy documents can be viewed, saved or printed in minutes.
Aviva has also launched its own self-issue packs for solicitors, which will offer immediate cover for the most common residential risks.
Nina Woodwiss, legal indemnities trading manager, said: “LION is already used by thousands of solicitors and conveyancing companies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to arrange indemnity cover mainly for residential property transactions for a wide range of situations. There are also covers available for a smaller selection of commercial transactions.
“The changes to LION will further help solicitors to ensure their clients meet the latest insurance regulations, and we will continue to make improvements to the site throughout the year.
“If a particular cover appears not to be available on LION, users can submit a request to Aviva’s experienced team of underwriters for consideration. All LION users are given priority service for any enquiries to the legal indemnity team.”
New users can register at www.aviva.co.uk/lion.
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Aviva is one of the world's largest insurance groups* with 53 million customers worldwide and 46,000 employees.
Aviva’s main activities are long-term savings, fund management and general insurance, with worldwide total sales of £45.1 billion and funds under management of £379 billion*.
In the UK, Aviva takes care of its 19.2 million customers by helping them look after their future, protecting what’s important – from their health to their homes, their cars to their business – and saving for the future.
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* based on gross worldwide premiums at 31 December 2009
** Source: ABI data released August 2010