Auto Legal Protection Services (ALPS), one of the UK’s leading providers of motor claims solutions, legal expenses and additional products, has struck up an exclusive three-year partnership with corporate insurance broker, Finch, to provide a new package of motor, legal and claims services to their clients.
Finch is a specialist corporate and multinational insurance broker with over 2,000 commercial clients. With offices in Manchester, Sheffield and Halifax, it is a founding member of the UNA independent broking alliance and the Worldwide Broker Network. Finch is part of a family owned Anglo/French group – Verlingue one of Europe’s largest independent brokers placing premiums in excess of €910m.
ALPS won the contract after a competitive tender. Under the new deal, ALPS and Finch have created a new programme called Finch Assist. ALPS will be providing Legal Expenses & Guaranteed Vehicle Hire and a First Notification of Loss (FNOL) service to Finch’s motor clients. These clients include many leading household names across many industry sectors.
The benefits for Finch clients include:
- Seven-day provision of a vehicle, regardless of fault.
- One of the most comprehensive Motor Legal Expenses policies on the market, providing a limit of indemnity of up to £100,000, cover for driver and any passengers, cover across the EU, Motor Prosecution Defence cover and Motor Contract Disputes cover.
- A dedicated local rate telephone line providing round-the-clock care.
- Every step of the claims process managed under one roof including any litigation, managed by ALPS’s own dedicated Legal Practice.
Mike Latham, Group Managing Director of Finch Insurance Brokers, comments: “Working will ALPS will enable us to differentiate ourselves in a crowded marketplace. Exclusive elements such as seven-day provision of a vehicle as standard, backed up by ALPS excellent legal and claims services, means that our clients can be sure they have one of the most comprehensive policies available.”
Matt Field, Sales and Marketing Director of ALPS, comments: “We will be acting as a seamless extension to Finch’s own claims team and we are also providing training to help them explain the benefits of Finch Assist to their clients.
“This is a really exciting development for ALPS; it demonstrates the bespoke nature of our offering to brokers’ clients and we hope to be able to persuade other brokers within the UNA network and beyond to work with us on similar projects.”