The Co-operative Insurance originally started life as The Co-operative Insurance Company as long ago as 1867 with the specific purpose of providing fire insurance for co-operative societies. In 1899 its name was changed to the Co-operative Insurance Society and in April 2008, following some internal re-organization, to The Co-operative Insurance.
It is part of the Co-operative Group that is the bigest consumer co-operative anywhere in the world. The Group employs 87,000 staff and has 4.5 million members and has an annual turnover in excess of £9 billion. Also included in the Group is the Co-operative Bank through which you can also gain access to co-operative car insurance.
As well as providing standard car insurance they also specialise in over 50s car insurance, car insurance for women and young drivers car insurance. With the later they are one of an increasing number of car insurance providers offering a Smartbox (also known as Black Box) to young drivers. This technology monitors how safely someone is driving and their premium is calculated based on this data and other information.
It is possible to purchase their car insurance either by telephone or online.
A no claims discount of up to 70% is potentially available.
They are proud of the service they provide to their customers and have been awarded the Intelligent Choice awards for Motor Insurance Customer Satisfaction and Motor Insurance Customer Service.