Collinson partners with Cover Genius to provide ancillary motor products

24 October 2017
Collinson has partnered with Cover Genius to underwrite its Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Car Hire Insurance products including Car Hire Excess insurance. The new relationship includes working with Cover Genius' own brand,, as well as providing underwriting capacity for its strategic relationships with online travel agencies.

Having set out to broaden its ancillary motor product offering, Collinson's strategic partnership with Cover Genius represents a significant step towards realising its ambition to provide products and services that are aligned with a customer's needs throughout the entire travel experience. The provision of ancillary insurance cover for customers hiring a car abroad is an important part of this and also enables Collinson to deliver insurance solutions internationally to support its global growth ambition.

Lawrence Watts, Commercial Director at Collinson, explained: "Our partnership with Cover Genius is strategically important as it provides an opportunity to strengthen Collinson's position as a leading provider of ancillary motor products. Merging technology within insurance, Cover Genius is a forward-thinking business which complements our own innovative mindset. Coupled with this are the relationships with some of the world's leading car rental brokers and online travel agencies, which will allow us to enter new markets and increase our global insurance footprint."

Head of Insurance at Cover Genius, Graeme Dean, added: "Cover Genius is a technology provider which also specialises in car hire insurance distribution and handling claims on a global scale, and as such we were looking for a flexible, global underwriting partner to support us in our future growth aspirations. Cover Genius has grown significantly in recent years and our partnership with Collinson allows us to continue to expand and develop our insurance offers. Collinson has a reputation as a flexible insurance partner and its innovative approach creates a strong synergy with Cover Genius." 

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