Midweek Wrap: Kiwi insurance partners enter luxury vehicle market

by Maryvonne Gray 04 May 2016

Midweek Wrap: Kiwi insurance partners enter luxury vehicle market

Kiwi insurance partners enter luxury vehicle market
Provident Insurance Corporation and Co-op Insurance New Zealand have announced their latest collaboration – the launch of its new Provident Luxury Motor Vehicle Insurance product.

Co-op Insurance New Zealand CEO Henry Lynch said partnering with Provident was a ‘valuable and highly successful strategic alliance’ that had grown from strength to strength in the year since it was first announced.

“The launch of Luxury Motor Vehicle Insurance builds on the robust foundations of our collaboration and allows Provident to cater to the needs of a discerning market segment that requires more from their vehicle insurance than standard market products provide,” Lynch said.

Steve Owens, Provident CEO, said: “For the market we are targeting, it is important for customers to have an insurance product that provides more to complement their investment decision in their vehicle.

“Luxury Motor Vehicle Insurance has been designed with this in mind and includes three year replacement cover for new vehicles or 12-month agreed value for used vehicles, and use of genuine manufacturer’s parts via an approved repairer network.”

The product will be provided under Provident branding but will continue to be underwritten by Co-op Insurance NZ, as is the case with the existing comprehensive motor vehicle insurance.

Authorised dealers will access the product using Provident’s state of the art online system, which can generate quotes and bind insurance policies at point of sale.
 
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