Zurich adds selected agencies to its F&I distribution strategy

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F&I agency increases from Zürich access to car dealerships through United States

SCHAUMBURG, Ill., March 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Zürich North America expands its Finance and Insurance (F&I) sales distribution strategy by adding selected F&I agencies to complement its national direct sales approach. This decision lays the foundation for reaching a broader market of car dealerships through United States. Zürich is a leading national provider of property and casualty insurance and F&I solutions for automotive dealerships, offering a full line of protection products for gasoline, hybrid and electric vehicles.

“Expanding into the F&I agency space is a game-changer for us and a big win for auto dealerships,” said Vince Santivasi, Head of Direct Markets for Zurich North America. “Making our products, services and training available through select agencies means more car dealerships can access from Zürich M&I expertise and extended capabilities to benefit the bottom line of their businesses.”

from Zürich The operations of the F&I agency, led by Todd Kaminskibusiness development manager, launched in January and is developing a network of selected F&I agents to represent Zürich to car dealerships across the United States. These agents have access to from Zürich F&I products, programs and solutions designed to meet the unique needs of automotive dealerships and their customers. In addition to industry-leading vehicle protection products, offerings available through select agents include revenue development and profit sharing programs, as well as compliance resources to help dealers maximize their profits and cope with a growing and changing environment.

Like with from Zürich direct sales force, from Zürich F&I agencies are backed by the Zurich brand, well known for its financial strength and stability, risk management resources and industry-leading customer service.

Zürich has used a direct-to-market distribution model to sell F&I products and services to automotive dealerships for over 50 years.

“We remain firmly committed to our strong domestic sales force,” added Santivasi. “Combining the outstanding reputation and proven success of our Direct Markets sales team with the extensive reach and expertise of select F&I agencies only strengthens our opportunities and broadens our horizons.”

Agents interested in learning more can visit from Zürich F&I Agencies.

Zürich can trace his roots in the automotive industry until 1922. Over the past 100 years, Zürich has evolved alongside its automotive dealership customers, listening to their needs and challenges, and developing solutions that help accelerate their growth and protect their legacy.

“As we celebrate 100 years of automotive dealership service, we are also focused on the next 100 years of customer service, innovation and sustainability,” Santivasi added. “Adding select agents to our distribution model to help reach more car dealerships is one of the ways we are looking at the future.”

About Zurich North America
Zürich North America is a leading provider of business and personal insurance solutions and services. Our clients represent industries ranging from agriculture to technology and include more than 90 percent of the Fortune 500. We have supported the construction of some of the most recognizable structures in North America — from the Hoover Dam to the Confederation Bridge. Our North American LEED Platinum® headquarters is located in the Chicago region. We employ approximately 9,000 people in North America and have offices across the United States and Canada. Further information is available at www.zurichna.com.

Zurich Insurance Group (Zürich) is a leading multi-line insurer serving more than 55 million customers – individuals and businesses – in more than 210 countries and territories. Founded 150 years ago, Zürich transforms insurance. In addition to providing insurance protection, Zürich increasingly offers preventative services such as those that promote well-being and improve climate resilience.

Reflecting its goal of “creating a better future together”, Zürich aspires to be one of the most responsible and influential companies in the world. It is targeting net-zero emissions by 2050 and is one of the world’s most sustainable insurers, as shown by S&P’s Global Business Sustainability Rating. In 2020, Zürich launched the Zurich Forest project to support reforestation and biodiversity restoration Brazil.

The Group has approximately 56,000 employees and is headquartered in Zürich, Switzerland. Zurich Insurance Group Ltd (ZURN) is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange and has a Level I American Depositary Receipt (ZURVY) program, which is traded over-the-counter on OTCQX. Further information is available at www.zurich.com.

SOURCE Zurich North America

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