DIG, the Central European market leader in specialty car insurance, is opening an office in Bucharest, Romania. In total, the international group is already present in 8 European markets. As of today, DIG offers its DEFEND Car Protect extended warranties in Romania.
DIG did well in terms of business results in 2022 and we again achieved year-on-year growth. We have been able to do this thanks to continued technological innovation and the automation. 2023 will not be easy, however, I believe that we are ready for any situation.
The claims handling process for DEFEND insurance which is underwritten by Fortegra Europe has been further streamlined. Clients can now use Fortegra service network, which consists of nearly 100 service stations.
Thank you for being with through the past year. On behalf of the entire DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and prosperous year 2023.
As well as technical inspections, emissions measurements are increasingly more stringent. They are becoming a more and more stressful obligation, especially for owners of older vehicles. Thankfully, it is now possible to arrange insurance for both.
The Hungarian branch of DIG has partnered up with the network of car service centres, Q-Service. Their customers now have the opportunity to purchase DEFEND extended warranties during regular servicing, vehicle repairs or even technical inspections.
Popularity of new and used electric cars is growing. However, one of the problems with electric cars is their insurance, but Czech customers can now arrange additional insurance, such as extended warranties or GAP insurance for their electric vehicle.
DEFEND is entering the German market. This is the 8th country in which the Central European market leader is active. In Germany, DIG is offering its extended warranties for used cars through its strategic partner Driverama.
With the DIAMOND and CRYSTAL warranty programs, for vehicles that are still under manufacturer's warranty, it is now possible to extend the warranty for vehicles with up to 6 years of factory warranty and increase mileage for vehicles with 7-year factory warranty.
The Central European market leader in specialty car insurance, is expanding into Lithuania, making it the 7th European market where DIG operates. As of July, DIG offers its extended warranties through the local agent, Mango Insurance.
Business partnerships, like life partnerships, are built on similar foundations. What matters most is mutual trust, support, open communication and satisfaction. Get to know the partnership approach of DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP.
DEFEND has extended the range of insurance limits for its MAX programme, including a combination with the XS variant. There are now 3 limits – CZK 500,000, CZK 1,000,000 and CZK 1,500,000.
You have been involved in a serious traffic accident. Luckily, you have escaped with only a few bruises, but your car is severely damaged, worse yet, it has been completely destroyed. The insurance company classifies your case as a so-called total loss.
Fortegra Europe Insurance Company, a leading international specialty insurer, today announced the registration of a branch office in Prague, Czech Republic. The establishment of which will further strengthen Fortegra’s European presence.
More and more clients are taking advantage of the option to arrange an extended warranty for their vehicle while they purchase it, but now, it's also possible to arrange a warranty during the vehicle service.
DEFEND presents their new product – DEFEND Key Protect. A unique online service that allows owners of lost keys to be contacted by the finder, thanks to a smart keychain. For maximum protection, the product also includes key insurance.
DEFEND INSURANCE has expanded its broad portfolio of extended warranties with motorcycle warranty DEFEND Car Protect BIKE. It applies to new and used bikes and protects against unexpected expenses connected with mechanical, electrical or electronic failure.
In Slovakia, DEFEND presented a new addition to its portfolio, an assistance service called Carlife Assistance. The product is available exclusively for the Slovak network consisting of twelve AAA AUTO branches. It was created in cooperation with AXA ASSISTANCE CZ.
The range of DEFEND products has expanded with our new addition called DEFEND AllSafe. It is a package containing car security markings that utilize a unique VIN code together with an assistance service. The product is available exclusively in the AAA AUTO.
On behalf of the entire DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP, we would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2021. We hope that you will be successful in both your personal and professional endeavours.
Electric cars sales are growing in the Czech Republic. It had more than tripled year-on-year to 1,888 vehicles sold in the first ten months of the year. DEFEND has predicted this trend and has been offering insurance for alternative fuel cars for more than 2 years.
Nowadays, most people go online when they are interested in buying a car. The potential sale is determined by just a few clicks. The key is therefore to be different and offer a unique experience. This is where DEFEND SpinCar comes in.
Unexpected expenses can hit the family budget hard. According to a survey by the Czech Banking Association (CBA), every third Czech household has lost one or part of their income. In such situations, extended warranties can be more than helpful.
Allan has been a dedicated member of our team and it is also thanks to his contribution that he is now leaving a thriving Group, which became one of the leading insurance administrators in CEE. We thank him for all the effort and significant work throughout the years.
The quality of customer service affects both current and potential customers. At DEFEND INSURANCE, we put client needs to the first place, and customer service is therefore a priority for us.
The insurance industry is highly regulated and a number of rules need to be followed. The key is to have open and fair communication with customers as well as business partners. What does it mean for us at DEFEND INSURANCE?
Coronavirus has hit many industries including the automotive industry. Car dealers thus have to search for additional sources of income, so earnings from DEFEND INSURANCE products are now more important to them than ever before.
Since August business partners of DEFEND INSURANCE can look forward to the new online training platform DEFEND LEARNING ACADEMY. In the several modules and in an user friendly way, it will tell them everything they need to know about DIG and their products.
Notice of the proposed transfer of certain general insurance business written at The Society of Lloyd’s (“Lloyd’s”) to Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. (“Lloyd’s Brussels”)
DI has completed the connection of its iDEFEND insurance contract registration system with the Caris software. It is developed and provided by TEAS, the largest supplier of special software for the automotive segment (DMS) in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.
We are pleased to announce that our DEFEND Gap product line is being expanded with the new DEFEND Gap DIRECT program. Being the only one in the DEFEND Gap range which can be negotiated with no connection to vehicle purchase.
DEFEND SOLUTIONS launches DEFEND Spincar in the HAVEX-auto network. This unique solution gives customers the ability to choose and purchase a car from home, with virtual reality-like technology, with a 360 ° presentation of the interior and exterior of the vehicle.
DEFEND INSURANCE will continue to be in permanent operation and will provide all standard services. All our staff will be working from home and are available for communication anytime during the standard working hours.
On 18 February, DEFEND SOLUTIONS signed a CEE distribution agreement with SpinCar, the global leader in digital automotive merchandising software.
On behalf of DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP, we hope that 2020 will be a successful year for you in all your future endeavors.
DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP introduces a new corporate identity, which marks the start of a new era for us. The changes, which are inspired by our acquisition by Fortegra and our mutual aim for Pan-European growth, are planned to be completed by mid-2020.
DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP closed a very successful third quarter, which was also our first period with Fortegra by our side. We registered 49,000 policies, a total GWP value of € 22.5 million making it a growth of 21.6 % compared to the same period last year.
Czech-based company DEFEND INSURANCE s.r.o. has become an associate member of the Association of Czech Insurance Brokers and together with 72 other members will be involved in shaping the future of the insurance market.
After winning the tender of the Hungarian importer of PSA, Emil Frey Magyarország, DEFEND INSURANCE Kft. have become an authorized DS Certified used car warranty provider.
DIG, in the second quarter of 2019, recorded excellent results and also dynamic development topped with completion of the acquisition. Thanks to the outstanding performance of all our subsidiaries, we have reached €21.6 million in gross written premiums.
DIG today announces a new partnership with Fortegra Financial Corporation. Effective 1 July, Fortegra acquired a majority stake in Ingenasys, Ltd., the parent holding company of DIG to help further strengthen DEFEND’s insurance market position.
DIG is pleased to confirm that from 1 July more partners from its extensive network will offer DEFEND Technical Control STK insurance. After successfully completing an initial testing period, this product will now be available to even more customers in the Czech Republic.
At the end of the first quarter of 2019 the companies of HAVEX-auto and DEFEND INSURANCE announced the beginning of their collaboration. As a result, DEFEND will provide HAVEX branded extended warranties, HAVEX Car Protect and HAVEX Gap insurance.
DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP has closed the first quarter of 2019 with a great success. Thanks to our branches, we have reached € 20.6 million in gross written premium, registered a record 43,400 insurance policies, which resulted in 27% growth.
On 15th January 2019, DEFEND INSURANCE officially launched its partnership with Lloyd’s Insurance Company S.A. (Lloyd’s Brussels). The newly established company is fully operational, authorised and regulated by the National Bank of Belgium.
The results of DIG for 2018 confirm the significant growth of the whole group and its stable position as one of the leading providers of supplementary car insurance. Year-on-year the newly registeredinsurance contracts increased by 31 %.
After negotiations between DIG and Business Lease, both parties have come to an international contract agreement. Covering 4 countries, DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP will be providing extended warranties for vehicles with expired operational leases.
The business results of DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP in the third quarter exceeded our expectations. We managed to surpass 40,300 concluded insurance contracts, which is a 31% increase compared to the same period last year.
Our aim was to build our new website with a streamlined user interface where you can easily find all the information about us and our products and services. Our website has been optimized for use on all devices.
Ingenasys s.r.o. is pleased to announce the completion of the acquisition of DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP s.r.o., and has recently been named DEFEND INSURANCE HOLDING s.r.o.
DIG in the second quarter of 2018, has been successful in fulfilling its long-term strategy for developing the company and strengthening its position on the car insurance market in Central and Eastern Europe.
On May 14, 2018 the Slovak branch of DIG became a member of AFISP, the Association of Financial Intermediaries and Financial Advisers, an organization with the ambition to represent the professional interests of financial intermediaries and financial advisors.
The first quarter of 2018 was very positive for DIG, we achieved sales and profit growth with more than 23 000 contracts concluded, the equivalent of an increase of 27% compared with the previous year. All this contributed to the best performance in group’s history.
DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP responds to the current market challenge, to insure electric cars and hybrids and other alternative fuel vehicles (LPG/CNG), with a new DEFEND GAP insurance program.
Today Ingenasys s.r.o. announced that it has completed the acquisition of 60% of the shares in DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP s.r.o. (hereinafter "DIG” or "the Company") and its affiliates from DEFEND Group a.s. for an undisclosed sum.