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Our award-winning work: causing a digital disruption to driveaway insurance

As the UK’s original InsurTech, we never rest on our laurels when it comes to blazing new trails in the…


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As the UK’s original InsurTech, we never rest on our laurels when it comes to blazing new trails in the insurance industry, which is ripe for disruption. Because we’re always pushing the boundaries of technological innovation, we’ve won a lot of new business and industry awards along the way.

One innovation we’re immensely proud of is the way in which we have disrupted the insurance giants’ monopoly in driveaway insurance (fixed-term policies allowing the customer to drive the vehicle immediately after purchase or home delivery). We have achieved this by introducing a first-of-its-kind, one-step digital solution that reduces transaction times from up to an hour, to just a few minutes.

Our solution was initially developed to enable motorists to leave the dealership forecourt immediately after vehicle purchase without having to worry about the stress and inconvenience of getting short-term cover over the phone or amending their annual policy on-the-spot to drive the car home.

Then Covid struck and national lockdowns forced dealerships to shut their showrooms to the public and shift to digital sales, click & collect, and home delivery services overnight. This enabled Tempcover to shine, as our own in-house proprietary technology can be configured for single-site car supermarkets, multi-site dealer groups and fully-online platforms.

Due to the flexibility and agility of our digital solution, we are able to offer each retailer its own unique URL, where the customer can obtain a simple single-cost quote in just 90 seconds, compared to the industry standard of up to an hour, leading to considerably improved stock clearance times and greater profitability for the dealers and an improved user experience for the customer.

Major blue-chip dealerships, ranging from fully-digital retailers to those with a combination of physical and digital showrooms, have switched from the established insurance giants’ cumbersome and time-consuming purchase journey to Tempcover’s super-slick digital standalone insurance solution.

Here are just a few:

Arnold Clark

One of the UK’s largest independent car retail dealerships, signed a three-year agreement in June 2020 to not only implement the solution across all of its 170 UK sites, but to also offer it as part of its digital click & collect service.

Cargiant

The largest single-site motor dealership in the world, has three separate sales centres onsite and planned to trial Tempcover for eight weeks at one centre. Two weeks into the trial, the dealership rolled out the Tempcover solution across all three of its onsite sales centres.

Cazoo

Since its inception in late-2019, industry disruptor Cazoo has integrated our insurance policy into the proposition of all of its vehicles to fit in line with its business model of the seamless digital user experience. Cazoo focuses predominantly on online car sales and customer service.

Cinch

Launched in October 2020, Cinch is a specialist in the online sale and delivery of vehicles that are under seven-years-old and below 70,000 miles, with a 14-day money-back guarantee. Cinch partnered with Tempcover in early 2021 to provide 3-day driveaway policies as part of its digital business offering.

Motorpoint

The UK’s largest multi-site independent specialist in selling cars under three-years-old, below 25,000 miles and under manufacturer’s warranty. The dealer group officially adopted the Tempcover solution for its home delivery offering in June 2020.

Since 2020, our digital driveaway insurance product has also picked numerous awards across multiple industries:

2020 Digital Experience Awards: Best Digital Team – GOLD

2020 UK Customer Experience Awards: B2B Customer Experience – GOLD

2020 Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards: Best Use of Technology for Customer Experience – WINNER

2020 UK Business Awards: Disruptive Business Model – SILVER

2021 UK Business Tech Awards: Best Use of Innovation – SILVER

2021 Management Today Business Awards – COMMENDATION

2022 UK Business & Innovation Awards – BRONZE

We continue to work tirelessly to change the status-quo in the driveaway insurance space, which has been cumbersome and slow to react to the continually-evolving demands of digital-savvy consumers. If you’re on the lookout for a pre-owned vehicle but can’t face the stress of going through an unnecessarily long insurance policy application process, visit one of our automotive retail partners online or get your temporary driveaway insurance quote right here.

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