AXA has secured the lead position on Hastings’ panel for the new household offering

Insurance broker Hastings Direct has launched a new household policy that will be underwritten by AXA, Towergate and Sterling Insurance.

The policy will offer cover for contents only, buildings only and combined home insurance with a new common word policy document, irrespective of the underwriter.

The panel behind the new household proposition is led by AXA.

Hastings Direct head of product development Ben Tomasetti said: “We are delighted to be working with our new partners.

“Each of them demonstrates a real commitment to service ensuring that our customers will enjoy a simple, quality experience in not only purchasing their insurance but also with any subsequent claims journey.  Something that following the recent weather events and claims we believe our customers will value.”

AXA commercial lines and personal intermediary chief executive Amanda Blanc added: “We are delighted to have secured the lead position on Hastings’ panel as it is a real validation of our personal lines offering. 

“What we are putting together here is a real partnership, one that I’m sure will be of great benefit to both parties and I hope it is just a starting point for even greater collaboration.

“A huge amount of time and effort has gone into securing this deal and we at AXA very much look forward to working with Hastings to start delivering on what we have promised.”