Hastings Direct SmartMiles Brand Joins Tiger.co.uk
Independent insurance comparison website Tiger.co.uk has revealed the arrival of Hastings Direct SmartMiles on to its ever growing panel of telematics insurance partners.
Hastings Direct SmartMiles is a new telematics motor insurance policy which uses GPS technology to collect data that is fed directly to an online ‘driving dashboard’ so that motorists can monitor their driving behaviour personally. The product is aimed to provide competitive car insurance quotes for 17-25 year olds who are usually the highest risk to insurers and suffer increased insurance costs as a result. Telematics insurance products can be an effective way of reducing motor insurance costs by using the quality of a motorists driving as a pricing factor, rather than relying on assumptions about gender, age, or experience.
Hastings Direct SmartMiles provides an opportunity for younger drivers to take better control of their insurance. Drivers are rewarded for safe driving which inherently promotes the importance of road safety for younger drivers and offers additional peace of mind to parents. In addition, Hastings Direct SmartMiles provides FREE vehicle tracking in the event of a theft. The tracking technology means that 96% of stolen vehicles are recovered within one hour.
Installation of the tracking device is simple. It involves fitting a small box roughly the size of a mobile phone into your car by a trained professional, who visits you at a date, time and location of your choice. The installation of the device has doesn’t affect the cars performance or the manufacturer’s warranty and is located out of sight.
Andrew Goulborn, Commercial Director at Tiger.co.uk commented:
"We are very pleased to be introducing another telematics partner to our panel. The addition of Hastings Direct SmartMiles will mean we can now offer shoppers the choice of seven telematics insurers providing motor insurance services. Recently we have seen an increase in sales for telematics insurance policies, particularly for young drivers insurance as it is an effective way of reducing usually high motor insurance prices and promoting safer driving which can only be beneficial."* data from Wunelli Limited, during the period March 2011 to August 2012.