DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP is expanding to Romania

Leading specialty insurance administrator is now operating in 8 European markets  

PRAGUE, Czech Republic (March 1, 2023) – DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP ("DIG"), the Central European market leader in specialty car insurance, is opening an office in Bucharest, Romania. In total, the international group, headquartered in the Czech Republic, is already present in 8 European markets. As of today, DIG offers its DEFEND Car Protect extended warranties for new and used cars in Romania.

DIG has almost 30 years of experience in the field of specialty insurance and services for the automotive industry. Its operating companies are the leading insurance providers, administrators and claims adjusters in Central and Eastern Europe. In Romania, the Group has so far operated through its cooperation with Business Lease, which provides comprehensive operating and finance leasing services for passenger and commercial vehicles in Central and Eastern Europe. DIG is now entering the market through its Polish insurance agent, DEFEND INSURANCE Sp. z o.o., and is opening an administrative office in Bucharest. Partners across Romania can now offer DEFEND Car Protect extended warranties to their clients.

"I am very pleased that after last year's expansion into Lithuania and Germany, we are now entering Romania. We see great potential for further growth in this country and believe that our insurance products will help further develop the new and used car market. Our business model is based on 30 years of experience and offers car dealers an effective tool to support vehicle sales and increase revenue," says Andrew Quirke, Managing Director of DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP.

DEFEND Car Protect extended warranties are the flagship product line of DIG. It offers protection in case of sudden failures of mechanical, electrical and electronic components of vehicles whose repairs can run into tens of thousands of Romanian leu. They can be arranged for up to 36 months for vehicles up to 15 years old and with 300,000 kilometres mileage.

"Our goal is to help reduce risk and increase a sense of security and financial stability by providing tailored insurance products, fast claims handling and excellent customer service. This applies not only to customers, but also to business partners. As in other countries where DIG operates, Fortegra Europe Insurance Company Limited is the insurer of DEFEND Car Protect extended warranties. Our partners and clients can therefore rely on the financial strength and quality of this leading international insurer with prestigious A- rating from AM Best," adds Andrew Quirke.

In the first half of 2023, DEFEND Gap insurance will also complement the product portfolio in Romania, protecting against the loss of value of the car in the event of total loss or theft. Romanian drivers will now have access to comprehensive protection against any additional expenses related to car operation, allowing them to enjoy a worry-free driving experience.

If you are interested in cooperating with DIG, please contact us at info@defendinsurance.ro or +40 312 295 260.

DEFEND INSURANCE GROUP companies provide specialty insurance solutions for the automotive sector and handle claims, focusing on extended warranties, GAP insurance, car key insurance and other innovative products. Driven by a mission to exceed customer expectations by delivering peerless automotive solutions and customer support, DEFEND empowers customers to worry less and Experience More and makes significant contribution to their satisfaction and loyalty to DEFEND's almost 4,000 partners across the Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, United Kingdom, Lithuania, Germany and now Romania. In 2022, DEFEND processed more than 400,000 policies and 28,000 claims. For further information please visit defendinsurance.eu, defend-online.eu or follow us on LinkedIn

Kateřina Písaříková
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