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Healthy take-up for DFI

Direct Fleet Insurance (DFI), the first online auction-based insurance service for van fleets, has reported a healthy take-up from both sides of the industry following its recent launch.

The DFI service, where a fleet operator or broker submits details of a fleet and insurers actively ‘bid’ for the policy, has already enjoyed over £500,000 of potential insurance business submitted by brokers and fleet owners.

In addition, DFI has added Brit and HSBC to its insurer panel.

They join other leading commercial insurers including AXA, Allianz and Zurich.

Over a dozen leading brokers have also signed up to the service.

Paul Samways, director of DFI, said: “It’s been a great start for DFI and the volumes we have seen submitted for quotation since launching are higher than we anticipated. Insurers, fleet owners and brokers have embraced the simplicity and transparency that our approach offers, and all parties are already seeing the benefits.

“But this is just the beginning and we already have a number of other insurers wishing to join the DFI panel.

"This will make the quotation process even more competitive, which can only be good news for fleet owners and brokers looking to get the best possible cover.”

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