Zurich launches first home and motor car insurance mobile app

Not content to release one app for each of its insurance sectors, one insurer has become the first to launch a new mobile app that combines both home insurance and motor car insurance.

A provider of both home insurance and discount car insurance, Zurich broken new ground in launching an all-in-one smartphone application for its customers.  Many insurance providers have apps devoted to one of its business sectors, but Zurich is the first to date to offer both of its elements in one integrated package.

Available in both iOS and Android formats, the new Zurich app permits customers to record information in the wake of an incident, report an accident, and even track any insurance claims they may make through the insurer.  Such features are standard for the mobile app industry, but the Zurich app additionally provides data on where to find the nearest home maintenance engineer or mechanic approved by the direct car insurance and home insurance provider, and also includes driving tips on how to stay safe in bad weather, minimising risk of accidents occurring in the home, and tools on locating parking.

Having a mobile app on your smartphone can lead to benefits if you encounter an accident, experts say, as making a claim with the aid of the application can supply you with step by step instructions on recording all pertinent information insurers need to process your claim.  The Zurich app will also allow policyholders to snap photos with their smartphones and submit photographic evidence of any damage.

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