22 May, 2008
Allianz is pleased to announce the launch its Motor Trades pack to help brokers and agents address this continuously growing market.
Nicholas Scofield, General Manager Corporate Affairs, said, “Allianz is the only insurer to offer all its brokers and agents a full lifecycle product specifically for motor trades occupations. The Motor Trades Pack is only available through our brokers and agents, which further strengthens the value they can add for their clients.”
With over 100,000 retail motor trade businesses across Australia, turning over $120 billion a year and employing over 316,000 people*, the market for motor trade insurance offers great opportunities.
Representing the ongoing growth in the motor trades industry is the number of people employed within the sector. Between 1998 and 2004 the number of employees in the motor retail service and repair sectors sky-rocketed from 184,000 to over 316,000**. This growth means not only growing revenues that need protection but higher levels of risk to staff, equipment, buildings, money and product liability, which also translates into the need for higher levels of insurance.
Mr Scofield added, “while our emphasis has been on offering an excellent product suite that can be completely managed by brokers online, we haven’t lost sight of the need our brokers and agents have to sometimes get quick and detailed information to help them write business.
Our business partners continue to tell us that they value Allianz working alongside them to help them maximise the value they provide their clients, so that support is a key part of our strategy with the Motor Trades Pack”.
Covers include Fire and Perils, Glass, Transit, Business Interruption, Public and Products Liability, Tax Audit, Theft, Employee Dishonesty, Professional Indemnity, Money, Machinery Breakdown, Customers’ Vehicles, General Property, Computer/Electronic Equipment and Business Vehicles.
Customers’ Vehicles and Professional Indemnity sections have also been included, removing the need to arrange separate policies.
Details of some of key covers include:
- Fire and Perils - Underinsurance provisions do not apply to customers vehicles and stock of fuel;
- Liability - Rectification of faulty workmanship is automatically covered up to $20,000 in any one period of insurance;
- Liability - Customer's vehicles in physical or legal control are automatically covered up to $100,000 per vehicle (this can be increased upon request) up to the limit of indemnity; and
- Customers’ Vehicles - Rating is based on motor trade occupation driving risk frequency and is a faultless cover.
Allianz’s brokers and agents can electronically transact Motor Trades Pack, eliminating manual proposal forms and ensuring quicker turnaround times for quotes and new business.
Mr Scofield concluded, “We have targeted 29 of the most common non-dealer SME motor trades from auto electricians to hand car washes. The new Motor Trades Pack is designed to offer the flexibility of 15 covers in a single policy solution. Allianz’s Motor Trades Pack is the latest in a suite of products that have been designed for specific market segments in response to feedback from brokers and agents. Others include Office, Trades and Retail, Construction, Marine, and Financial Lines.”
* Motor Trades Association of Australia
** Australian Bureau of Statistics
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