Emerald Life, the UK’s dedicated insurance provider for the LGBT community and ally supporters, was tonight named Ethical Financial Services Provider of the Year at the MoneyAge Awards 2016. To a packed room of financial services peers, Emerald’s CEO, Heidi McCormack, said: “it was an honour to have been nominated, let alone win, only 9 months after launch.”
“It’s a significant acknowledgement to the years of planning and research behind making Emerald a reality and, most importantly, to our customers as a meaningful, equality-based company challenging the industry to be more inclusive, diverse, customer aware and simply better.”
Emerald was also nominated for Insurer of the Year and for Marketing Campaign of the Year for its #TogetherForever brand launch. Competition was stiff, including industry leaders such as Zurich, Nationwide, and Legal and General Home Finance.
This award comes amidst a busy few months at Emerald Life. Alongside this win, the insurance provider recently announced a charity partnership with Stonewall, the leading LGBT rights advocacy organisation, launched a new travel insurance product with a UK first of 24/7 ConsularCare helpline for customers, and funded a summer camp for teenagers living with HIV in partnership with the Elton John AIDS Foundation. In addition, Emerald has introduced another UK first with its home and contents legal cover which includes discrimination.
Emerald Life launched in March 2016 and is the UK’s dedicated insurance provider for the LGBT community and ally supporters, offering Home & Contents, Travel, Pet and Wedding insurance underwritten by UK General Insurance and Term Life insurance underwritten by ANV.
Notes to Editors:
The MoneyAge Awards, supported by The CII, The National Skills Set Academy, The Society of Mortgage Professionals and The Personal Finance Society, celebrate excellence, professionalism and innovation in the hugely competitive and critically important financial services industry. The 2016 MoneyAge Awards were at the Millennium Hotel, Mayfair, London.
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