The business plans to launch a short-term motor insurance proposition specifically for brokers in the coming weeks too

Personal lines focused insurer Ageas UK has joined the insurer panel of insurtech GoShorty, to add “further strength and quality” to the motor insurance startup.

Cheshire-based GoShorty offers temporary or short-term vehicle insurance via its website, covering cars, vans, commercial vehicles and learner drivers for time frames from an hour to a month.

Other insurers featuring on GoShorty’s panel include LV=, Mulsanne, KGM and First Underwriting. The insurtech explained that it has selected its insurer partners based on “high quality, outstanding claims experience and underwriting expertise”.

Increasingly relevant market segment

Speaking on the news, Simon Jackson, co-founder of GoShorty, said: “We’re absolutely thrilled that Ageas has joined the GoShorty panel.

“Ageas will add further strength and quality to our proposition, which we believe is now the best in the rapidly expanding short-term motor insurance sector.”

Adam Beckett, chief distribution officer at Ageas UK, added: “This new agreement with GoShorty recognises our strong heritage and market-leading experience in private motor insurance.

“[It also recognises] that short-term motor insurance is becoming increasingly relevant and popular with drivers who may not want to own a car, but instead borrow or share a vehicle as and when they need it. We’re excited to be working with GoShorty.

“With our commitment to offer brilliant service where it matters and GoShorty’s passion for quality and service, we see enormous potential in this partnership and are thrilled to be with them on this journey.”

GoShorty has confirmed that it will also be launching a dedicated short-term motor insurance proposition for brokers in the coming weeks.