Co-founder wants ’to support brokers in continuing to meet their clients’ evolving needs’

New specialist insurtech GoShorty has launched today (29 November 2021) and the business is now calling on brokers to register interest in its flexible, short-term vehicle cover. 

The insurtech is welcoming applications from brokers to sign up for an agency arrangement ahead of launching its short-term motor insurance proposition in the coming weeks. 

Customers will be able to insure a car or van through GoShorty, while provisional licence holders and learner drivers will be able to insure a car that is owned by themselves or someone else.

GoShorty’s co-founder and chartered insurance broker Simon Jackson said: “We’re working with the leaders of the insurance market to provide a truly outstanding product range and service for brokers.

“For the first time, brokers can purchase fully comprehensive short-term car, van and learner driver insurance for their clients.

”This is a phenomenal opportunity for brokers to grow their businesses and we are inviting them to work with us and introduce their clients to GoShorty.”

The insurtech has also collaborated with a broad panel of insurers to create a proposition for UK motorists who are using cars and vans on a temporary basis.

Its insurer panel includes LV=, Mulsanne, KGM and First Underwriting – which were selected due to their claims handling services.

Further additions to the panel will be announced soon, according to GoShorty.


GoShorty has worked extensively with insurtech CDL to provide customers with what it believes to be the ultimate insurance shopping experience, by integrating its quote and buy website and back office systems with CDL’s Strata platform, which handles sales and adminstration.

Jackson continued: “We offer the entirety of what is available within the short-term motor insurance sector as a whole. All the possible permutations of cover are now available under one roof. We are a one-stop-shop.

“What’s more, we have simplified the customer journey to improve the customer experience. We have invested heavily in our front-end infrastructure to provide an unparalleled customer journey website. We’re now receiving excellent reviews from an ever-growing loyal base of repeat customers.”

The insurtech has rigorously tested its proposition during a 12-month beta testing period, with customers awarding the service an average of 4.7 out of 5 - an ‘excellent’ rating on consumer review website Trustpilot.

GoShorty’s quote and buy system includes integrations with third party data feeds, such as address and email validation, driving history and fraud and claims history checks.

The buying process is fully automated and only takes a few minutes, but telephone support is available for brokers if needed.

Jackson added: “Short-term motor insurance reflects the way many of us now want to drive. More people want to share vehicles when they need one, rather than being tied in to costly, exclusive car ownership. This means cover needs to be available fast and on demand.

“We’re bringing market-leading cover to the masses – motorists can buy with complete confidence. It’s a case of simply entering a few details and within moments you’re insured and ready to drive - there are no gimmicks or complexity. We’re providing superb technology for an effortless buying experience. We want to support brokers in continuing to meet their clients’ evolving needs.”

GoShorty provides:

  • Cover for a wide range of durations, from one hour to 28 days.
  • Higher than standard cover for top of the range vehicles - for example, GoShorty covers vehicle values up to £65,000 and does not impose a minimum value as long as the vehicle is roadworthy.
  • Widest age acceptance in the UK, covering customers aged 18 to 75.
  • GoShorty insures UK residents with a UK licence, as well as those living in Northern Ireland, and people residing in the UK with an European Union or European Economic Area licence.