Zego partners with FREE NOW to disrupt Ireland’s taxi insurance market

Written by Benedict Harrison

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We've partnered with the leading e-hailing app in Ireland to bring our flexible and more competitive insurance solutions to 14,000 drivers.

We’re excited to announce the launch of Zego’s partnership with FREE NOW, the leading e-hailing app in Ireland, as we continue to change the taxi insurance market.

By offering fairer, flexible and more competitive taxi insurance solutions to the 14,000 drivers who use FREE NOW in Ireland, we can provide more drivers with access to cover that works for them.

When a FREE NOW driver signs up to get a quote with Zego, they will be able to choose between an Annual or 30-day policy to get cover that lasts as long as they need it. Our 30-day policies are particularly cost-effective for those drivers who have found their working pattern disrupted as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whichever policy drivers choose, Zego will provide them with the option to downgrade their cover to Social, Domestic & Pleasure (SD&P) only if they need to take time away from work, and upgrade their cover once again when they resume.

FREE NOW is Zego’s first taxi work provider partner in Ireland, which marks a significant milestone as we continue to bring fundamental changes to the Irish taxi insurance market. By opening up our solutions to this new space, we can make fairer and more competitive insurance options available to more drivers in Ireland than ever before.

In a market where taxi drivers have historically paid thousands and thousands of pounds for their insurance, we’re hoping to change drivers’ perceptions of insurance by providing solutions designed to suit their needs. As a technology led insurer, we can serve our customers without the common operational overheads that can plague traditional motor insurance companies. In conjunction with our use of additional data points to understand the risk of our customers better, we can offer much fairer pricing to our customers in a sustainable manner.

Creating possibilities for greener transport

Recently, FREE NOW launched a brand new eco-friendly booking option, which lets passengers select a hybrid or electric taxi. In Dublin, more than 90% of passengers said they would consider using this option, helping to drive mobility towards more eco friendly options. At Zego, we’re always looking to create new possibilities for mobility solutions, as cities round the world turn to greener modes of transport, particularly with the rise of micromobility solutions in urban centres and the rise of electric vehicles. So we are delighted to be able to support environmentally friendly mobility solutions in the taxi market space in Ireland.

For more information about Zego’s taxi insurance product, you can visit our taxi insurance page. If you’re interested in getting a quote from Zego, you can also use the code FREENOW30 to get 30€ off the price of your first policy.

If you have any questions about Zego’s taxi insurance, you can get in touch with our team. We have a support team entirely dedicated to serving our customers in Ireland and we’ll be happy to support you with whatever you need.