Qan­tas launch car in­sur­ance

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QAN­TAS has an­nounced the launch of a new car in­sur­ance prod­uct, of­fer­ing the in­cen­tive of be­ing able to earn thou­sands of loy­alty points a year for those who join.

Qan­tas Car In­sur­ance of­fers a suite of in­sur­ance ser­vices such as com­pre­hen­sive, third party prop­erty, fire, theft and third party prop­erty only cover.

Through the new prod­uct, the car­rier’s Fre­quent Fly­ers can earn up to 20,000 Qan­tas Points when they sign up, and will earn one point for ev­ery dol­lar spent on their pre­mium.

Qan­tas Group CEO Alan Joyce said the air­line’s new in­sur­ance prod­uct would add an­other string to the bow for Qan­tas’ Fre­quent Flyer pro­gram.

“The power of Qan­tas Points to in­flu­ence pur­chas­ing de­ci­sions has seen us ex­pand into new ar­eas in­clud­ing fi­nan­cial ser­vices and in­sur­ance,” he said.

“These are com­pet­i­tive prod­ucts that have the added ben­e­fit of earn­ing points, and we’ve seen that work well with health in­sur­ance and credit cards - we ex­pect Qan­tas Car In­sur­ance to be pop­u­lar for the same rea­son,” Joyce added.

The Qan­tas chief also noted that typ­i­cally car in­sur­ance was viewed by many con­sumers as a “grudge pur­chase”, but with its ad­joined loy­alty in­cen­tive could see mem­bers earn enough points in one year to fly from Syd­ney to Bali or Bris­bane to Sin­ga­pore.

A fo­cus on car safety also forms part of the new ser­vice, with up to 6,000 ad­di­tional points on of­fer for mem­bers who com­plete ve­hi­cle safety tasks such as brake and tyre checks, as well book­ing their car in for a ser­vice.

“Qan­tas has a proud safety rep­u­ta­tion, which is why mo­torists who in­sure their car with us will be re­warded for main­tain­ing a safe car,” Joyce said.

Qan­tas Car In­sur­ance is un­der­writ­ten by Auto & Gen­eral, with the air­line in­tend­ing to add home in­sur­ance in 2020.

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