Simply Business, a provider of SME and landlord insurance, has appointed DAS Legal Expenses Insurance Company Limited as its new insurance provider for home emergency, business legal expenses and landlord legal expenses cover, including tenant default.
Alongside DAS UK, CET, a provider of building and repair services to the insurance sector and the claims handler of DAS UK’s home emergency solutions, will be the new claims handler for Simply Business’ home emergency product.
The landlord home emergency cover with DAS UK means customers will have access to a national network of carefully selected and approved contractors, available 24/7. Similarly, if customers are faced with funding legal costs for a dispute relating to their home or their employment, DAS can provide cover with additional benefits, including a free online law guide that can be accessed at any time, with legal documents to help a customer’s business.
Julie Fisher, chief customer officer at Simply Business, said: “There’s never been a more challenging time to run a small business or rental property. At Simply Business, we’re constantly exploring ways to make sure the products we’re offering are the best fit for our customers – and that’s especially true now, as our customers’ insurance needs evolve rapidly
“We’re proud to partner with DAS UK– experts in the legal expenses sector – to offer Legal expenses cover and access to 24/7 emergency legal advice. This gives our customers’ peace of mind that should the worst happen, they can get legal advice as early as possible to deal with the problem and their properties and businesses are protected from the impact of legal costs.”
David Swigciski, director of client services for DAS UK Group, added: “This is another major win for us which clearly demonstrates our capacity for developing long term sustainable partnerships based on marketing-leading legal expenses insurance and home emergency products that are focussed on customer outcomes. It also demonstrates how we are able to offer business partners a range of services that really add value to their offering including digitised customer journeys; industry-leading marketing content and support; and a dedicated supply chain.
“As a company we will continue to focus closely on our business partners and their customers – be they corporate business partners, brokers, solicitors or policyholders – ensuring we clearly provide them all with the best possible outcomes.”