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Markerstudy Group announces £200 million investment

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Markerstudy Group (“the Group”) has today (26 January 2021) announced an agreement for a £200 million investment led by Pollen Street Capital (“Pollen Street”). The transaction will see Pollen Street partner with and make a substantial investment alongside the existing founder team. QIC will also participate in the transaction, underlining its commitment as a strategic partner to Markerstudy.
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Gary’s Preamble

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This is usually one of my favourite seasons! Officially we’re now in Autumn and under normal circumstances we’d be sprinting headlong towards a glut of events filled with more air-kissing and hand-shaking than you can, hmm, shake a stick at!
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Norfolk News

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I have an extremely sunny office, painted in the most cheerful shade of buttercup yellow.
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Mandatory MOTs to be reintroduced on 1st August

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This week, the government has announced that mandatory MOT tests for car, motorcycle and van owners in England, Scotland and Wales are to be reintroduced to ensure vehicles are roadworthy.
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MGA Re-shuffle

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Following a re-shuffle within the MGA, Amanda Fox – formerly Head of Broker Development – PL Nationals, has been promoted to the position of Head of Broker Management and Product Governance, reporting to Gary Humphreys, Group Underwriting Director.
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Markerstudy Pledges

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In the face of adversity, the needs of our customers should come first, and we are fully in support of the ABI Motor Insurance pledges to help those who are affected either directly, or indirectly, by COVID-19.
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Claims / Vulnerable Customers Covid-19 – FAQs

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The overriding message here is ‘Business As Usual’. We have successfully achieved 100% claims staff working from home, ensuring our operation remains as unaffected as possible with minimal disruption. Customers should contact us as advised in their policy wordings in the event of any claim.
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Markerstudy Pledges in response to COVID-19

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As we confirmed last week we are fully backing the ABI pledges to ensure that we are supporting you and your customers during these uncertain times.
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Auto Windscreens vans and staff volunteers help vulnerable people in Kent

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Our Auto Windscreens team has joined forces with staff from our group facilities & maintenance division - Integra, to support Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in delivering essential food and medical supplies to around 1,000 vulnerable residents in the area.
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Salomons Estate becomes temporary care hospital

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Following the temporary closure of Salomons Estate last month due to C-19, we have some positive news to share! With the mounting pressure on local hospitals, Salomons has announced that it will reopen its doors in order to operate as a temporary care hotel.
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COVID-19 CUSTOMER UPDATE

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We are closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation and following all guidance and advice issued by the UK government and industry bodies, including the Association of British Insurers (ABI), the British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA).
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Key updates to Broker Hub

Online Green Card - our online Green Card tool is now live. If you need to produce a Green Card for your policyholder you can do this on their behalf in minutes.
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Focus on Motorhome and Fleet offering

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We offer a number of schemes for Motorhomes and Caravans for holidaying purposes through Zenith Marque, with vehicle values up to £100,000. Benefits include unlimited mileage and foreign use.
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Markerstudy introduces new appointments

Reporting to Gary Humphreys, Andy joins us from Willis Towers Watson with an established background in Pricing, Machine Learning and AI capability, a combination that is firmly on the agenda for our actuarial and underwriting divisions this year. His previous roles include positions at Hastings and Allianz.
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Brexit: Driving in the EU

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As we inch towards the Brexit deadline, a no-deal outcome is still in the balance. So as a business, we are prepared for this and want to communicate to you how your policyholders can obtain their Green Card from us, if they plan to drive their vehicle abroad.
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Introducing Steve Beard – Product Head at Markerstudy

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Steve joined Markerstudy 11 years ago, so it’s fair to say he knows the business inside out. As part of his remit as Divisional Head for our broker distributed PC products, one area he looks after is telematics data. Here, Steve shares his views on how telematics can support you and your customers.
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Gary’s preamble

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In an industry which has been accused of being in the dark ages, but is heading towards the light, I for one am pleased with the sea change taking place.
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