While it’s not a household name, Ageas is actually the fourth largest car insurer in the UK, preferring to work in partnership with organisations such as John Lewis, Age Co and Tesco Bank.
Ageas is part of an international group headquartered in Brussels in Belgium, where it was founded in 1824 as a life insurer called Assurances Générales.
Ageas Insurance International, as the UK subsidiary is known, is based in Eastleigh in Hampshire. The group owns Auto Direct, Cover Direct, Done Deal, IAS, Express Insurance Services, and RIAS. It is also behind John Lewis Motor, Virgin Money Motor, and owns a majority share of Tesco Underwriting, which provides Tesco car insurance and Tesco home insurance.
What types of cover does Ageas offer?
Ageas offers a variety of car insurance policies, including single car, multi-car, and telematics cover via the Octo telematics app.
It provides three levels of car insurance: third-party only, third-party fire and theft, and fully comprehensive.
Information about Ageas
Ageas comprehensive cover offers a number of benefits for policyholders, including:
- Cover for accidental or malicious damage to your car, including vandalism
- The cost of replacing your windscreen or window glass
- Fire, theft and attempted theft
- Personal accident cover in the event of injury or death when you’re travelling in, or getting in or out of your car
- Medical expenses if you or a passenger is injured in an accident involving your car
- Personal belongings in the car that are lost or damaged following an accident, fire or theft involving the car.
- Replacement of your car key, lock transmitter or entry card if it's lost or stolen
Ageas is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.
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