UK General partners with Open GI to distribute motor add-ons

General insurance broker technology provider, Open GI, has secured a partnership with specialist and niche insurer, UK General, to offer its broker partners motor ancillary products.

UK General Insurance, the niche and specialist insurer, has secured a partnership with technology provider Open GI to offer Open GI’s broker partners motor ancillary products, starting with MOT cover from 16 November 2015.

The deal makes UK General one of the first insurers to distribute MOT cover to Open GI brokers via their software platform, with GAP cover soon to follow, allowing them to sell motor add-on products quickly and easily. The partnership also makes products available to brokers that don’t already have a scheme set up with UK General.

“This deal combines the extensive distribution of Open GI with our experience as one of the largest, specialist players in the motor ancillary market. Our ancillary pedigree includes partnerships with Audi and many national car dealerships.”

Karen Beales, Managing Director Personal Lines at UK General, said:

“The FCA’s scrutiny of the add-ons market also means it is an opportunity for brokers to sell the right products in the right way.”

Beales added:

The availability of UK General’s MOT and other motor ancillary products through Open GI enables brokers to quote for ancillary products based on existing vehicle information in a customer’s motor insurance quote.

“We are delighted to be working with UK General and adding them to our 18-strong provider panel on the Add-on Marketplace platform.”

Nick Yost, Associate Director of Insurer Relations at Open GI, further commented:

“Add-on Marketplace offers Open GI brokers an integrated approach to compare, quote and offer a range of market-leading add-on products. UK General offers our brokers even more competitive choice for a range of motor add-on products.”

Nick Yost, Associate Director of Insurer Relations at Open GI, further commented:

About UK General:

For more information please contact:

Ben Welsh
Certus Ltd
07568 382040 or benwelsh@certuscc.com

For more information about Open GI:

Helen Andrews
Group Head of Marketing & PR

Notes to Editors:

Open GI is one of the leading technology partners to the General Insurance industry. Open GI provides a range of configurable insurance software to insurance brokers, underwriting agencies, insurers and MGAs in the UK and Ireland.

Its digital insurance solutions, which includes Mobius and Core, provide multi-line, multi-channel, multi-brand trading capability complemented by innovative eCommerce and mobile technologies.

Open GI is part of the Open International Group and has 550 staff across offices in Worcester, Dublin, London, Winchester, Milton Keynes, Skopje and Krakow.