Covéa Insurance launches affinity relationship with Checkatrade

8th December 2020

Covéa Insurance is delighted to announce the launch of a new affinity relationship with Checkatrade, the UK’s biggest online directory of trade services.  The new arrangement makes Covéa Insurance the sole provider of public liability insurance to Checkatrade’s 50,000 members, with effect from 7 December 2020.

As part of the arrangement, members will have access to a tailor-made liability insurance product via a new ‘quote and buy’ site developed by Covéa Insurance specifically for Checkatrade and designed to make purchasing insurance simple and straightforward.

The Checkatrade product has been designed for tradespeople and professionals, providing public liability cover, with the added flexibility of optional extra covers such as employers’ liability, tools cover and contract works to suit a wide range of business needs.

Carolyn Callan, Commercial Lines Director at Covéa Insurance comments: “We are thrilled Checkatrade have chosen to work with us to offer this product to their members and I’d like to thank the teams of both businesses who have worked really hard to deliver this innovative market-leading insurance solution. It represents an important step in expanding our affinity proposition and our continued investment in the growth of our SME business. We look forward to working together with Checkatrade and providing a product that really adds value and delivers for their members.”

Alex Cubitt, Chief Growth Officer at Checkatrade commented: “We’re pleased to provide this benefit from Covéa Insurance. This new partnership will make the process of finding great value liability insurance considerably more straightforward for our busy members.”




About Covéa Insurance

Covea Insurance Plc is the UK underwriting business of leading French mutual insurance group Covéa, who are number 1 for property and liability insurance in France, generating over 16.6 billion Euros in premiums in 2020.   

Covéa Insurance looks after the insurance needs of over 2 million policyholders; delivering financial reassurance through its Standard & Poor’s ‘AA- stable’ rating, as a guaranteed subsidiary of Covéa. 

The company offers motor, household, protection, pet, mid and high net worth insurance and a range of commercial insurance products, through a range of distribution channels.

Employing over 1900 people, Covéa Insurance has a strong people and service ethos.  It holds ServiceMark accreditation with Distinction for its Personal Lines operation and its Commercial & HNW Claims teams, as well as Chartered Insurer status for its Commercial business.  Covéa Insurance is signatory to the HM Treasury Women in Finance Charter and the insurance Inclusivity Pledge and has been named one of the top 75 employers in West Yorkshire & the Humber.

Recently, Covéa Insurance won the General Insurer of the Year award at the British Insurance Awards 2021. It was named as the Best Place to Work in Digital (Large Organisations) at the Digital Technology Leaders Awards and as the Best Employer at the Yorkshire Financial Awards.  They were also recipients of the Best Insurer title at the British Claims Awards, High Net Worth Product of the Year Award at the Insurance Times Awards, the Staff Empowerment Award at the Diversity & Inclusion in Insurance Awards.

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