As an independent insurance intermediary, we choose our insurers very carefully and use our 40 years experience in that process.
What do we look for in an insurer?
As from 1st October 2016, all insurance products on this website are underwritten by Great Lakes Reinsurance SE.
Who are Great Lakes Reinsurance SE?
Great Lakes Reinsurance SE is a fully owned subsidiary of Munich RE Group and is a specialist provider of insurance services with a UK London branch. Great Lakes Reinsurance SE enjoys the same strong rating and financial strength as Munich RE Group, a company who according to Wikipedia enjoyed sales revenue in 2015 of $88 billion*. To put some perspective, the UK Insurance giant Aviva reported sales in the same period of £23.7 billion*. Munich RE Group, the 6th largest insurance revenue generator in the world, were founded 136 years ago in 1880 and employs 43,554 staff globally*.
Independent financial rating
As a wholly owned subsidiary of the Munich RE Group , Great Lakes enjoy the same independent rating and financial strength;
A+ (Superior) by A.M. Best.
AA- (Very strong) by Standard &Poors
Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch, is authorised by Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht (The Federal Financial Supervisory Authority in Germany) and subject to limited regulation by the UK Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority. Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK branch is EEA Authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority and as such must meet minimum standards agreed across all EEA countries.
You can check this information on the Financial Services Register visiting their website or by contacting them on 0800 111 6768.
We are sure you would agree, a major insurer providing high-class comprehensive products via one of the longest established on-line specialists – car2cover.co.uk and at internet prices is a combination to savour.
* All information is widely available from Wikipedia at the time of updating this page on Wednesday 1st February 2017.
Tyne and Wear claims handling – our angel of the north.
All claims are administered and paid from our insurers experienced claims team in North Shields, Tyne and Wear.
Claims team telephone lines are manned between 9am – 5pm Monday – Friday. Claims can be made out of hours and at weekends by leaving a recorded message on the claim team telephone number and by following up with another call on the next business day.
The claims team are highly trained in Gap, Tyre and SMART and Alloy Wheel Insurance claims and will work quickly and efficiently to deal with your claim. Always follow the claims process outlined in your policy document.
Hertfordshire sales and customer support
Our car2cover.co.uk sales and sales administration offices are in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire – a short distance away from Stansted Airport. Our telephone lines are manned between 9am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday and 10am – 2pm Saturday.
As a specialist insurance intermediary established in 2007, we have been in Hertfordshire since our formation and have been listed as an authorised and regulated firm with the Financial Conduct Authority since 2007.
We recognise and understand that UK based customer support and claims handling is important to our customers and for that reason, we do not and will never operate or utilise any overseas call centres or customer administration functions.