Norwich Union motors ahead with competitive offering

Article date: 7 June 2006

Norwich Union has enhanced its motor tradeproposition by adding new features and services to consolidate itsposition as the UK’s leading motor trade insurer.

In conjunction with a revamped policy wording that includes asstandard many of the previously "request only" risk options, arange of additional services will be provided by RAC. Thisincludes: six months roadside assistance with each vehicle sold,with the option to upgrade the cover to include "at home" and"recovery to anywhere in the UK"; free HPI vehicle ID andprovenance checks for a limited period; discountedCAP/glass’s guide valuations for three months; and the uniqueHPI seven day driveaway facility providing immediatefree seven day comprehensive insurance to customers.

Barry Hogg, motor trade manager for Norwich Union, says: “Thenew policy has undergone a major overhaul, incorporating many newcovers as well as offering a range of value adding services fromRAC. We are sure that brokers and their motor trade clients willfind that this is a much improved offering from NorwichUnion.”

Other enhancements include engineering breakdown, explosion andcollapse as an integral part of the standard property damage andbusiness interruption cover. In addition, the road risksterritorial limits have been extended to cover Europe, with freemotor legal protection, and automatic cover for replacement vehiclelocks and keys up to a limit of £50,000 in any one period.

New cover options include computers, employee dishonesty,professional indemnity, commercial legal protection and businesstravel, as well as a simplified engineering inspection process forsmall to medium sized motor traders.

For more information brokers should contact their Norwich Unionaccount manager.


For further information, please contact:
Clare Schofield at Staniforth on 0161 919 8021/ 07971 609839 orSally Leeman at Norwich Union on 01603 684225/ 07800 699670.

Notes to editors:

  • Norwich Union is the UK’s largest general insurer witha market share of around 14%, with a focus on insurance forindividuals and small businesses.
  • Norwich Union is the UK’s largest insurer. It is aleading provider of life, pensions and investment products andone of the largest financial adviser (FA) providers. FAs provideover 70% of the company's long-term savings business in theUK.
  • Norwich Union’s news releases and a selection of imagesare available from Aviva's internet press centre at

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