Aviva Joins the smei Insurer Panel

Posted 12/09/19

Household Name Provider Offers a Range of Covers Including Shop and Salon Insurance, Hotel Insurance and Restaurant Insurance to smei Customers

SME Insurance Services (smei) has extended the choice available to customers seeking affordable insurance protection for high street stores and small businesses, by welcoming one of the UK’s largest insurers’ Aviva Insurance Ltd to its panel of partner insurers.

The deal could bring significant benefits for customers seeking retail insurance, shop insurance, hair dressers insurance, beauty insurance, salon insurance, barbers insurance, pub insurance, hotel insurance, café insurance, takeaway insurance, and restaurant insurance – thanks to flexible underwriting, broad cover and affordable premiums.

Commenting on the news, Katie Aston, head of smei, said: “I am delighted to welcome Aviva to the smei panel, where it joins a growing list of leading insurers, all of which are committed to supporting the nation’s high street businesses with affordable insurance”.

“This is great news for our customers, who now have access to even more quality products and greater choice. Equally, securing this commitment from a household name insurer like Aviva once again demonstrates that smei is the natural choice for small businesses who want to make securing the right cover at the right price as easy as can be.”


Insurance for Shops, Restaurants, Bars, Hotels, and More

In further good news for customers, Aviva has given smei delegated underwriting authority, enabling its own underwriters to write insurance cover for simpler, or ‘non-referral’, cases – which will enable some customers to get insurance quotes even more quickly.

That delegated authority even extends to cases such as events and festivals, e-cigarette stock, firework stock and displays, pop-up bars and marquees, composite panels, and shared freeholds. Similarly, Aviva salon insurance bought via smei can cover a wide range of treatments.

Meanwhile, smei has worked with Aviva to ensure its high street business insurance offers outstanding cover. For instance, the standard insurance packages for salons, barbers, pubs, hotels, cafés, takeaways, and restaurants include as standard:

  • Minimum business interruption cover of £1 million over 36 months.
  • Machinery breakdown cover.
  • £10 million worth of employers liability insurance.
  • £5 million public and products liability cover.
  • Unlimited glass cover.
  • Money cover up to £5,000.
  • £5,000 cover for goods in transit.

In addition, all policies are flexible, offering a range of optional extras and make it easy to tailor cover to individual needs by selecting appropriate levels of insurance.

Aviva hair dressers insurance, beauty insurance, salon insurance, barbers insurance, pub insurance, hotel insurance, café insurance, takeaway insurance, and restaurant insurance are all available to smei customers immediately.

For a fast, no obligation quote, customers should visit www.smeinsurance.com or call 0330 134 4564.

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