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Mutually marking 20 years

Insurers are cover providers of choice for thousands of independent retailers


TWENTY years of providing independent retailers with an alternative to traditional insurance are being marked by The Retail Mutual.

Having been set up in 1999 as specialist providers of business cover specifically to retail newsagents, The Retail Mutual then expanded as the sector evolved first to the wider convenience retail sector before taking on the whole spectrum of independent retail shops and service providers on the UK’s high streets in 2017.
The Retail Mutual have now become the cover providers of choice for thousands of independent retailers with many also using them to protect their homes, rental properties and even their health, thanks to a wide range of additional products and services carefully selected to meet the needs of the busy indie.
Mutual Manager Kirsty Hampton said: “As specialists in our sector, we now cover thousands of retailers spanning well in excess of 100 different types of retail trade – from farm shops to florists, from hairdressers to hardware stores and from bakers to bridal shops.
“We are delighted to support such a diverse range of entrepreneurial independent retailers not just on our High Streets but also across our rural communities.”
Chairman Peter Wagg added: “As a membership organisation, community and a shared sense of ownership are fundamental to The Retail Mutual’s unique approach. “As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, The Retail Mutual would like to thank all of our Members, without whom we would not have a Mutual. We look forward to working together to support the UK’s independent retailers for many more decades to come.”
The Retail Mutual provides business, home and landlord cover specifically to independent retailers, together with their families, staff, wholesalers and suppliers. As part of its extended portfolio of products and services, it also provides access to life insurance, critical illness insurance and a dedicated mortgage service powered by L&C, plus a health cash plan and private health cover in partnership with Westfield Health.

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