Insurer calls it a day after more than 10 years after strategic review

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Ecclesiastical Insurance has announced it will pull out of the wedding insurance at the end of this month after more than 10 years in the market following a strategic review.

The decision is in line with the insurer’s plans to focus on its core business areas.

Ecclesiastical has provided cover for thousands of wedding ceremonies and receptions across the country.

The insurer offered the first mix-and-match wedding product on the market, allowing customers to tailor their wedding insurance according to their individual needs and its experts have helped couples through everything from venue bankruptcies, supplier failures and wedding dress disasters to floods and ash clouds.

Ecclesiastical SME, schemes and personal lines business director Mike Mintram said: “As a result of a detailed review of our wedding insurance book and the products and services we offer as a business, we have made the decision to stop offering wedding insurance and focus our efforts on the core areas of our business.

“Our wedding insurance product has been very popular over the last 10 years and we have certainly done our bit to get a number of marriages off to a good start. Wedding insurance should still be a top priority for anyone planning a wedding and there are many good insurance providers on the market able to offer this cover.

“Customers who have purchased a wedding insurance policy with Ecclesiastical before 31 August 2012 will not be affected by this decision and will continue to have insurance cover in place for their big day for the duration of their policy with us.”