Zego launches pay-as-you-go cover in Ireland


Gig economy pay-as-you-go broker Zego is launching in Ireland.

The start-up will offer both pay as you go and annual cover for scooters and cars used by individuals working for food delivery and courier services. This includes Deliveroo and Webringg gig workers.

Scooter riders will be offered cover from €0.70 an hour.

After the initial expansion, Zego will look to build on the services it offers in Ireland. The broker hopes to offer cover for private hire vehicles and other commercial services in the future.

Post understands that the firm is also looking to launch in Spain. It is understood that it has a small team dedicated to the project and is in dialogue with the regulator.

The firm already provides insurance for more than 25,000 customers in the UK. It raised £6m in its Series A round last November, which was led by Balderton Capital.

Zego is working with specialist insurer La Parisienne Assurances in Ireland. It has struck up partnerships with a number of insurers in the UK, including a recent tie-up with RSA on van insurance.

Zego CEO Sten Saar said: “Our cover already supports thousands of people across the UK to work when they want to work. We’re proud to be bringing our technology to Ireland, where it will make a real difference.”

Gig economy food delivery service Deliveroo has welcomed its expansion plans.

Deliveroo managing director for the UK & Ireland, Dan Warne said: “We’re delighted that Zego has expanded to Ireland. Their cover has proven hugely popular with our riders in the UK, and perfectly compliments our global insurance package that protects riders themselves.”

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