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Tesco is launching van insurance for tradesman and van operators
Supermarket takeaway: new Tesco Van Insurance launched


IF you’re popping down in your van to your local Tesco supermarket to pick up some groceries, make sure you pick up the items marked van insurance.

Because not only does Tesco want to supply you with food and drink, it also wants you to take away its newly launched Tesco Van Insurance via Tesco Bank.

The supermarket says Tesco Van Insurance has been designed to give businesses and traders a comprehensive insurance cover in one place.

And the comprehensive cover looks comprehensive.

If you pick it off the shelves you’ll get mobile repairs, a courtesy van, lock and key cover, legal cover, foreign use cover and a lifetime guarantee on repairs, as standard. A payment holiday scheme has also been built into the cover for Tesco Clubcard customers, enabling a month’s payment holiday on insurance premium instalments up to twice a year – useful for when you go away on holiday.

In addition to Tesco Van Insurance, you can also add on Tesco Tradesman Insurance for public and employers’ liability insurance or cover for tools and equipment.

Both vans and pick-ups can be covered by the insurance, as well as trailer cover if you tow one. As many as eight drivers can be insured to drive the same van, while if your business has multiple vans and pick-ups, then they can all be included on the same Tesco Van Insurance policy.

Julie Hopes, managing director, Insurance at Tesco Bank, said on this latest business van news:

“We understand that commercial vans are an essential part of the smooth running of many businesses, particularly for those van drivers who are self-employed.

“We have listened to our customers and, in response, have introduced a product which offers comprehensive and competitive cover to ensure commercial van drivers stay on the road at all times.”

Both Tesco Van Insurance and Tesco Tradesman Insurance are underwritten by AXA Insurance.

The business van insurance  offers sole traders and van fleet operators the choice of  comprehensive (Comp), third party fire & theft (TPFT) or third party only (TPO) cover.  You can find further details at

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