QBE marks 30 years as the UK’s leading provider of minibus insurance


In 1989 MinibusPlus, as it was known, was launched in Stafford, offering specialist minibus insurance for schools, colleges and universities. Over the coming years, with support from insurance brokers, the market was expanded to cover charities, care homes, religious groups, sports clubs, private hire, and other sectors.

In 2005, QBE acquired what is now regarded as the UK’s largest provider of minibus insurance.  QBE’s investment into the Stafford operation has helped to grow the business and provide stability for customers.

30 years after its launch, the business is still firmly rooted in Stafford, providing insurance to UK businesses. The Minibus team has a combined 159 years of insurance experience and has insured hundreds of thousands of vehicles over the last three decades.

Underwriting Manager Mark Thomason, who joined the business in 1994, commented, “The insurance industry has seen a lot of changes in the last 30 years, most notably around the use of technology. QBE has pioneered the use of e-trade, being the first and only insurer to make minibus insurance available to brokers on Acturis and QBE FastFlow. Online quotes, instant policy documents and live chat are making things easier and quicker for our broker partners and customers”.

Thomason continues “The use of telematics is also changing the motor insurance business and I am pleased to see that our partnerships with specialist providers are helping to improve safety for all road users.  It’s not just about technology however and a big part of our success is staying ahead of the issues that could affect our partners, whether that’s the need for Green Cards post Brexit or the impact of UK motor reforms".

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