Article date: 15 January 2013
Aviva, the UK’s largest insurer, has agreed a three-year deal with Tesco Bank, the insurance distribution arm of the global supermarket chain, Tesco, to provide private motor insurance to Tesco customers.
The deal will see Aviva join a small panel of existing insurers to offer motor insurance through Tesco Bank, who currently provides car insurance to over one million customers.
Janice Deakin, intermediary and partnerships director at Aviva, said: “We are delighted to be extending our relationship with Tesco Bank to offer motor insurance.
“This deal further strengthens our relationship with Tesco Bank, following the announcement last year that Aviva would also be providing life protection products, including life insurance and critical illness cover.
“Tesco shares our customer-centric values and carries clear brand strength that together will deliver real value to our partnership and to Tesco customers.”
Gary Davess, director of insurance at Tesco Bank said “Partnering with Aviva will help us offer competitive prices to more Tesco customers and at the same time provide access to quality motor insurance from one of the UK’s largest providers.”
The policies will be available through Tesco Car Insurance call centres and online, with the claims service provided through Aviva’s personal motor Centre of Excellence in Stretford.
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Notes to editors:
Aviva provides insurance, savings and investment products to 43 million customers worldwide.
We are the UK’s largest insurer with over 14 million customers and one of Europe’s leading providers of life and general insurance. We combine strong life insurance, general insurance and asset management businesses under one powerful brand. We are committed to serving our customers well in order to build a stronger, sustainable business, which makes a positive contribution to society, and for which our people are proud to work.
We are ranked as one of the UK’s top ten most valuable brands and Aviva Plc is in the top 10% of socially responsible companies globally in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index. In 2011 we invested £5.3m into our UK communities. One in three of our employees were involved in community investment activities which included giving nearly 33,000 hours.
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About Tesco Bank
Tesco Bank has 6.5 million accounts and policies.
We opened for business in 1997 and since 2008 have been owned by Tesco PLC.
We now have over 3000 staff based in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Newcastle.
Our aim is to be the financial services provider of choice for Tesco customers by giving them good service, great value and by rewarding their loyalty for shopping at Tesco.
Tesco Bank offers a popular range of simple personal banking and general insurance products including car, home, pet and travel and always give discounts on insurance premiums for Tesco Clubcard holders.
- We were voted ‘Best Home Insurance Provider’ 2012 in the Consumer Moneyfacts Awards, while our Finest Home Insurance has a 5 Star Defaqto rating.
- 1.5 million Brits have Tesco Car and Home insurance with us.
- Tesco Pet Insurance is the UK’s number one choice for cat and dog
Last year we gave more than £100 million in Clubcard points to Tesco customers.
Tesco Bank products and services are available online at tescobank.com and by telephone from our UK-based service centres.
We aim to be a valued part of the communities we operate in.