UK, 14 September 2012
Ageas and John Lewis Insurance extend insurance partnership
Ageas, one of the largest travel insurers in the UK1, today announced that it has entered into a
partnership with John Lewis Insurance to develop and provide travel insurance.
Ageas will underwrite the travel insurance product and handle the sales, administration and claims
services. Working with John Lewis Insurance, the product is designed to meet a wide range of
customers’ travel requirements with both single trip and annual policies available. The partnership is set
to deliver a travel insurance product offering great value cover and is provided with an award winning
claims service that John Lewis Insurance customers will benefit from.
Andy Watson, Managing Director Retail, Ageas UK: “This new travel insurance arrangement sees us
build on the already successful motor partnership we’ve held with John Lewis Insurance over the last
four years. The extension to our partnership further enhances our distribution capability, building on our
already strong and growing presence in the affinity market.”
John Brady, Head of Commercial at John Lewis Insurance, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with
Ageas as one of our key providers.
“Our priority is to work with providers that are able to continue meeting our rigorous customer service and
product development requirements, as well as matching the values and high standard of John Lewis
“We are confident that our partnership with Ageas will enable us to continue ensuring that our customers
are receiving the best value, with excellent customer service at the forefront.”
¹ Sixth largest provider of travel insurance in the UK - based on AM Best analysis of 2010 FSA data (measured by GWP in the UK).
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Ageas UK is a leading provider of award-winning Personal, Commercial and Protection insurance solutions in the UK. Ageas UK
distributes both its Non-Life and Life products through a range of channels including brokers, IFAs, intermediaries, affinity partners
and the Internet, as well as through its retail strategy via its wholly or partially-owned companies (Ageas Insurance Solutions,
Castle Cover, Kwik Fit Financial Services, RIAS and Tesco Underwriting).
Insuring around eight million customers and working with a range of partners, Ageas is recognised for delivering consistent and
high-quality customer experiences. It employs over 5,400 people with a head office based in Eastleigh and others based in Belfast,
Bournemouth, Glasgow, Gloucester, London, Reigate and Stoke-on-Trent.
Ageas is an international insurance company with a heritage spanning more than 180 years. Ranked among the top 20 insurance
companies in Europe, Ageas has chosen to concentrate its business activities in Europe and Asia, which together make up the
largest share of the global insurance market. These are grouped around four segments: Belgium, United Kingdom, Continental
Europe and Asia and served through a combination of wholly owned subsidiaries and partnerships with strong financial institutions
and key distributors around the world. Ageas operates successful partnerships in Belgium, UK, Luxembourg, Italy, Portugal,
Turkey, China, Malaysia, India and Thailand and has subsidiaries in France, Germany, Hong Kong and UK. It is the market leader
in Belgium for individual life and employee benefits, as well as a leading non-life player, through AG Insurance, and in the UK, it
has a strong presence as the third largest player in private car insurance and the over 50’s market. It employs more than 13,000
people and has annual inflows of more than EUR 17 billion.
Louisa Barnard, Tel: 023 8031 3147. E-mail: Louisa.firstname.lastname@example.org
Ageas House, Tollgate, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO53 3YA
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