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Simply Business partners with RSA to launch SME shop insurance

Over the past 12 months Simply Business has seen over 300% demand in online shop policies and a 260% rise in high street policies

Simply Business, the digital insurance broker for small business and landlords, has partnered with RSA to offer tailored insurance products to Simply Business’s customers via More Than and RSA brands.

Launching the partnership, the firm said the collaboration will bring RSA’s More Than brand to Simply Business’s customers, building on the “recognition and reputation” of the brand across personal insurance and offering greater choice to Simply Business’s customers.

The insurer will also offer its specialist RSA Shop insurance to help cater to the demands of small shop owners specifically.

Simply Business revealed it now provides a range of insurance products to over 800,000 small business and landlord customers. The micro-SME shop product will offer customers and SMEs access to a wider choice for their insurance needs as they prepare for the reopening of the economy post-lockdown with an overall increased demand for online shopping.

Over the past 12 months Simply Business has seen over 300% demand in online shop policies and a 260% rise in high street policies.

Alan Thomas, CEO at Simply Business said: “Covid-19 has had a huge impact on all of us and that’s especially true for small businesses. That’s why we’re delighted to partner with an iconic insurer like RSA to help provide yet more strong brands and even greater choice to our SME customers.

“Owning a shop is about so much more than premises and operations, they’re built by hard working people. And together with RSA we’re working to make sure there are fewer worries after a challenging year. Our data shows there is a growing demand for shop insurance with SMEs across the country starting to kickstart or open their operations – it’s important we can support small businesses knowing that they will be crucial to our collective recovery.”

He added: “At Simply Business we’re passionate about supporting small business owners and it feels like the right time to explore ways to extend even more choice to support our retail and shop SME customers’ insurance needs through partnering with RSA who share that passion.”

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