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March 2015

The Co-operative Insurance Saves Young Drivers £7.2m in their first year
The UK’s first major insurer to reward 17-24 year-olds for responsible driving, The Co-operative Insurance, has saved its young drivers more than £7.2 million* in their first year of driving since launching the scheme in March 2011.

Co-op reveals 9million UK cats and dogs aren’t insured
New research released by The Co-operative Insurance, highlights that whilst 17million* UK households have cats and dogs, over half (53%)** of them are not insured, meaning that owners could face unexpected, costly fees if anything were to happen to their pets.

February 2015

End of the road for the garage
Gone are the days of protecting the family car from the elements as two fifths (42 per cent) of UK homeowners never park their car in the garage, and almost a third of people (31 per cent) have either converted their garage, or are considering doing so, according to new research issued by
The Co-operative Insurance.

January 2015

Industry first as Co-op updates Young Driver Insurance to accelerate safer driving skills
Customers with a Co-operative Insurance Young Driver policy will shortly have access to a range of safety modules via their online dashboard.

December 2014

Animal lovers opt for "Pre-Pup" agreements
Almost one in three animal loving couples fear their pets could become tug of love victims if they split up, according to new research issued today (10th December, 2014) by The Co-operative Insurance.

November 2014

A third of renters have no home insurance
With both the cost of renting and the number of renters increasing, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals a third (33%) of those in rented accommodation don’t have any form of home insurance to protect their contents.

Two thirds of UK rescue centres see a rise in abandoned dogs
New figures revealed today highlight that in the last year, over two thirds (67%) of animal rescue centres in the UK have seen an increase in the number of abandoned* dogs.

October 2014
The Co-operative Home Insurance offers new customers a free Karcher Window Vac
The Co-operative Insurance is offering all new customers who buy a combined buildings and contents home insurance policy a free Karcher Window Vac worth £59.99*. The offer is available until 30 November 2014.

Top ten celebrity dog adopters
National Dog Adoption month: Marking the launch of National Dog Adoption Month (October), The Co-operative Insurance and have revealed the top 10 celebrities to bring an adopted dog into their homes.

August 2014
Dogs are man’s best social media friend….by a whisker!
Although cats are often thought of as ‘top dog’ in the world of social media, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals that dogs lead in the popularity stakes*.

Gnome Alone
‘Lock up your gnomes’ warns insurer as just over a fifth of UK homeowners report garden thefts
The Co-operative Insurance reveals the safest place in the UK to be a gnome

July 2014
By George! As the Prince celebrates his 1st birthday today our Pet Insurance team reveals an increase in pets named George
The Co-operative Pet Insurance has revealed the most popular pet names of 2014, showing that Brits are opting for more regal titles for our furry friends than before.

The Co-operative Insurance calls for new team at the Department for Transport to urgently address young driver safety reforms
Responding to this week’sre-shuffle at the Department for Transport and delays to the introduction of young driver reforms.

Social media junkies update holiday status despite burglary fears
New research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals that three quarters of adults (75.5 per cent) worry about home security when they go on holiday with 45 per cent concerned about digital updates signposting thieves to their vacant property.

Response from The Co-operative Insurance to the Transport Committee’s fourth report on the cost of motor insurance
In response to the Parliamentary Transport Select Committee report “Driving Premiums Down,” Jonathan Guy, Head of Claims for The Co-operative Insurance comments:

June 2014
Co-operative Insurance: Response to Efra Flood Report
The floods that hit many areas of the country this year were devastating to see and we have been doing all we can to help our customers affected by the floods to recover. It's encouraging to see that Efra are pushing for work to begin on preventative measures to lower the risk of flooding in the areas that were affected.

The Co-operative Insurance respond to CMA proposals for motor insurance
As an insurer that is focused on doing the right thing for our customers, we welcome today’s proposals from the Competition and Markets Authority.

May 2014
The Co-operative Insurance reveals young drivers steer towards mum & dad to 'af-ford' first car
According to a report issued today (20.05.14) by The Co-operative Insurance, young drivers’ tastes are far more sophisticated than those of previous generations with the most popular first car in Britain now being a black Ford Fiesta** that costs on average £2,119.

April 2014
Co-operative Pet Insurance offers puurfect getaway and 20% online discount
Whether it’s a coastal retreat or a city break, there are plenty of hotels to choose from if a night away is long over-due, or if there is special occasion to celebrate.

March 2014
Co-operative insurance launches new initiative to help flood victims
The new initiative follows the Government’s announcement that households could be entitled to up to £5,000 if weather related repairs are more flood-resistant...

Co-operative Insurance Society Limited - Important Notice
This notice is only relevant to you if you held a general insurance policy e.g. a motor, home or commercial insurance policy, with CIS prior to 15th January 2006.

February 2014
DIY disasters cost the nation over £3 billion* a year
The Co-operative Insurance has released new research today showing that Brits cause £158 worth of damage in their own homes each year due to botched DIY disasters.

January 2014
The Co-operative Pet Insurance 25% discount
January is historically the peak month** for pet owners to take out insurance for their animals, as this is when many families welcome their new pets into their home over the Christmas period, but this also coincides with the post-Christmas stretch on household finances.

Co-operative Insurance Society Limited - Important Notice
Proposed transfer of general insurance business of Royal London (CIS) Limited (formerly known as Co-operative Insurance Society Limited).

General Insurance update
The Co-operative Group is pleased to announce its intention to keep the General Insurance business. In reaching this decision, the Board has taken into account the General Insurance business’s significant growth potential.

The Co-operative Group to retain General Insurance Business
The Board today is pleased to announce its intention to cancel the sale process and keep the General Insurance business.

November 2013
Animated video warns young drivers about fraudsters selling fake car insurance
The police and insurance industry are increasingly concerned about so-called ‘ghost brokers’ who particularly target young men with fake motor insurance policies, and have teamed up with crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers in an effort to stop people falling victim to this fraud.

July 2013
Lessons prepare us to fail say UK's young drivers
Young drivers say lessons are failing to prepare them for life on the roads and want an overhaul of the learning process to better equip the next generation of motorists according to a new report..

Appointment of Non-Executive to the Board of The Co-operative Bank Plc
Euan Sutherland (Co-operative Group Chief Executive), has been appointed as a Non Executive Director on the Board of The Co-operative Bank Plc.

The Co-operative Group confirms the disposal of life insurance and asset management businesses
Further to the announcement on 26 July 2013, Co-operative Banking Group, part of The Co-operative Group, confirms that it has completed the disposal of its life insurance and asset management businesses to Royal London.

Paws for thought this August with Co-operative Pet Insurance!
We're proud to announce a 12-month Co-operative Insurance sponsorship of Dog’s Blog, a dog adoption website.

Sale of Life Insurance and Asset Management Business
PRA approves Royal London's acquisition of the Co-operative Group's life insurance business; FCA approves acquisition of Co-operative's asset management business.

June 2013
Average driver takes three years to feel confident behind the wheel
The average new driver only feels truly confident after three years behind the wheel and after clocking up more than 20,000 miles*, new research by The Co-operative Insurance reveals.

March 2013
Non core banking losses adversely impact Group profits
Preliminary results announcement.

Royal London announces signing of agreements with The Co-operative Banking Group
Royal London and The Co-operative Banking Group have today announced the signing of agreements for Royal London to acquire The Co-operative’s life insurance and asset management businesses.

November 2012
European Gender Ruling and Insurance
Find out which types of insurance policies will be affected.

September 2012
Insurance rewards loyalty for customers
The Co-operative Insurance has launched a website giving hundreds of pounds worth of discounts and offers to customers.

May 2012
Changes to our telephone numbers
The Co-operative Insurance is changing several of the telephone numbers which you may use to contact us from 0845 to 0844 numbers.

February 2012
Update on your Financial Advice service
The home based Financial Adviser service is now closed. Find out how this affects you.

June 2011
New vehicle law – don’t get caught out
A new vehicle law called Continuous Insurance Enforcement is coming in to force that means that the registered keeper of a vehicle must keep it insured.

February 2011
Join the Revolution
The Co-operative Group, our parent business has a strong heritage of campaigning and supporting social issues from climate change to animal welfare.