Five cheapest brokers
Cheapest five quotes from the brokers using underwriters on our score table:
- Animal Friends – £59.16 – Red Sands
- The Green Insurance Company (Ageas) – £108.72 – Ultimate
- Purely Pets – £139.80 – Great Lakes
- Healthy pets – £199.33 – Great Lakes
- Debenhams – £215.09 – AXA
We looked at moneysupermarket.com to see which brokers used which underwriters. Based on price for: Dog, one year old, mongrel, cover for one year.
Ethical pet insurance
Animal Friends is our best buy for pet insurance. As well as being the cheapest brand that we found for pet insurance, the company also donates a significant amount of its profits to animal charities. The company has a target to reach the £1 million mark in donations by the end of this year.
The company will also donate £1 to an animal welfare organisation for each ‘Like’ on Facebook and each ‘Follow’ on Twitter. Animal Friends run a second Facebook campaign where, through their Charity of the Month application on Facebook, you can vote for one of four charities every month. You get one vote per month, and the charities are all in the running for a top prize of £5000. Every charity that takes part receives a donation; second place receives £2,000, whilst 3rd and 4th receive £1,500 each.
Recipient charities include Animal Defenders International, Dogs Trust, and the Orang-utan Foundation. You can apply for funding from them by emailing email@example.com.
One of the world’s biggest insurers, the German company Allianz is top dog in the UK pet insurance market with its PetPlan brand accounting for 40% of all premiums in 2008.
The 2012 global Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) Report ranked Allianz in the top 10 companies and was the leading insurance company. Allianz is also a member of ClimateWise. The March 2012 ‘Don’t Bank on the Bomb’ report, however, listed Allianz as “being substantively involved in financing nuclear weapons producers”.
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This product guide is part of a Sector Report on the Insurance Industry.