Van insurance clients top 12,000 within a year

The Post Office now has over half a million car insurance policies in force, the company has said in a statement.

Post Office Van Insurance has also reached over 12,000 sales in just under a year. The company said this growth placed it "well on the way" to becoming a market leader in the segment.

Post Office Financial Services CEO Patrick Waldron said: "The Post Office is one of the UK’s most trusted brands, and in the current financial climate consumers are looking for financial products that give them a good deal with no hidden catches.

"Our aim at launch was to become a major player in the financial services industry and signify how the Post Office® is changing. Just under four years on – and with almost 1.4 million customers - we’re one of the fastest growing financial services providers in the UK, and on track to achieve our goals."