News Release

Experian takes the wheel to bring Aviva’s Driveaway insurance to the motor retailer market

ExperianNottingham, 21 March 2012: Experian®, the global information services company, today announced a deal with award winning broker Lloyd Latchford Schemes to sell Aviva’s brand new Driveaway insurance service to motor dealers and dealer groups in the UK.

The new service from Aviva and Lloyd Latchford Schemes enables individuals purchasing a vehicle from a participating dealer to sign up to free comprehensive car insurance cover in as little as four minutes – half the time previously possible – via a 24/7 web portal or UK call centre.  

Experian, whose services are already used extensively across the competitive motor retail sector, will be responsible for managing clients through the transition to the new service when it becomes available in June 2012.     

Other enhancements to the service include instant certificate printing via the dealer's own web portal, dealer and customer support via UK based call centres and the provision of courtesy car, foreign use and European breakdown cover as standard.

Alistair Scullion, Managing Director for Experian Automotive, said: “We know from initial conversations with our clients that there is already a significant level of interest in this new Driveaway service. We are delighted to work with both Aviva and Lloyd Latchford to help provide a service that will ease the process of buying used and new cars.”

Tim Hutton, Commercial Director of Lloyd Latchford Schemes Ltd, commented:  “Experian’s expertise in both the automotive and insurance markets, as well as its existing relationships with automotive dealerships and manufacturers, made it the ideal distribution partner for Aviva’s new and improved Driveway insurance service.”

About Experian

Experian is the leading global information services company, providing data and analytical tools to clients in more than 80 countries. The company helps businesses to manage credit risk, prevent fraud, target marketing offers and automate decision making. Experian also helps individuals to check their credit report and credit score, and protect against identity theft. 

Experian plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange (EXPN) and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. Total revenue for the year ended 31 March 2011 was US$4.2 billion. Experian employs approximately 15,000 people in 41 countries and has its corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, with operational headquarters in Nottingham, UK; California, US; and São Paulo, Brazil. 

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About Lloyd Latchford Schemes

Lloyd Latchford Schemes is an award winning broker with over 35 years pedigree within the group. Now regarded as one of the UK's fastest growing specialist insurance brokers, our clients include global brands such as Jaguar, Landrover, Fiat, Alfaromeo, Chrysler, BP, LEX Automotive Leasing, Deloitte, Experian Automotive, Razsor, Aviva and over 2000 UK based dealer sites, to name just a few. Since our launch into the Automotive Insurance sector back in 2005 we have experienced unparalled success by demonstrating an in depth knowledge of the market and growing our existing car manufacturing clients insurance books by over 400% in most cases.

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