Hastings Direct, established since 1997, are a part of Hastings Insurance Services Limited providing insurance based products and other related products either online or over the telephone at their UK based call centre. When they first started out they only offered car insurance and other associated products.
Hastings Insurance Services Limited was subject to a management buyout in February 2009 from Insurance Australia Group (IAG).
Their range of products now includes car insurance, van insurance, motorbike insurance and pet insurance.
Through Consumer Intelligence they regularly monitor their prices with a view to remaining competitive in the car insurance market. However, it is not all about the level of premiums charged as Hastings Direct firmly believe that providing a high level of service is important throughout their business including their reliability when dealing with claims.
You can choose from fully comprehensive, third party fire and theft and third party car insurance and they now offer a multi car insurance policy that should save you money and time.
Optional extras include legal protection, breakdown cover, personal accident cover and protected no claims discount.
The 2011 financials for Hasting Insurance Services Ltd made impressive reading showing profits up by 63% at £27 million with gross written premiums increasing by 52% to £310 million. The number of customers has increased by in excess of 40% to 795,000. There are 1,150 staff on the payroll.