Coleraine company launches online-only insurance company investing £ 3million and creating 50 new positions


A Coleraine insurance company created a first in Northern Ireland by launching an online-only car insurance brand, representing an investment of £ 3million.

Insurance intermediary, MCL InsureTech Ltd., launches the platform to allow drivers full digital autonomy on their insurance premiums.

GetSetGo gives customers a convenient way to buy and manage auto insurance premiums online without paperwork or the need to speak to an advisor.

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Gary McClarty, Founder and Managing Director of MCL InsureTech Ltd with Marketing Director Kerry Beckett

Gary McClarty, Founder and Managing Director of MCL InsureTech Ltd with Marketing Director Kerry Beckett

To ensure its success, the company has invested £ 3million in technology and marketing and as the GetSetGo brand grows and resonates with traditional drivers, the company will make room for 50 new roles in its Swords office.

With the mantra “Let’s Go” and the slogan “Quick Start Car Insurance, Ready When You Are”, GetSetGo is poised to disrupt the market and pave the way for the insurance premiums of the future.

The new brand will replace the company’s 25Plus product, launched in 2008 in Ireland. The company aims to make GetSetGo its leading brand, ready to serve the digitally savvy consumer.

GetSetGo will provide consumers with the simplicity and convenience of managing their insurance policy at their fingertips, at a time that suits their lifestyle and with additional services including Blackbox telematics insurance for new drivers.

Gary McClarty, Founder and Managing Director of MCL InsureTech Ltd., which already owns the its4women, 25Plus and BoxyMo insurance brands, said: “We are very excited to launch our fourth auto insurance product in line and that allows us to compete in the consumer car insurance arena here in Northern Ireland.

“GetSetGo is launched at a time when the world has had to accelerate its familiarity with work, life and play online during the pandemic. Many drivers have done a lot virtually over the past year, making a product like GetSetGo – an online-only auto insurance brand – a less intimidating experience and something to embrace for its convenience.

“We are confident that our product will resonate with many drivers and we look forward to growing the brand and welcoming up to 50 new people to our team as we grow.”

As part of the product’s marketing expenses, MCL InsureTech Ltd. has also signed a partnership with the OTB SPORTS podcast network, a sports-focused conversation series that covers everything from Gaelic football to soccer and golf, including grassroots matches and top-level teams. .

Hosted by some of the nation’s most beloved presenters including Joe Molloy, Nathan Murphy, Eoin Sheahan and Ger Gilroy, as well as regular contributors like Brian O ‘Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara, Tommy Walsh, John Giles and Peter Lawrie, OTB SPORTS can claim 58 million monthly listening minutes, as well as 2 million streaming debuts each month.

Commenting on the launch and new partnership, Kerry Beckett, Marketing Manager at MCL InsureTech Ltd., explained, “Our partnership with the OTB SPORTS podcast network, for us, is a synchronicity of two entities that have fully embraced the digital world. in which we live. We anticipate that our product will appeal to listeners of the podcast series. “

The company manages around £ 50million in gross written premiums and over 90,000 customers on the island of Ireland. It prides itself on being one of the first online bespoke car insurance companies in the Irish market with its its4women brand in 2007. Following its success, MCL Insurance Services (Ireland) Ltd. and travel insurance for those over 25 before becoming GetSetGo. In 2013, it launched its telematics brand, BoxyMo, which rewards better driving and offers young drivers more competitive insurance.

MCL InsureTech Ltd. rid the industry of a once “pen and paper intensive” process with its own revolutionary software, created by its subsidiary, DotSys Ltd.

Such was the success of this pioneering technology, MCL InsureTech Ltd. offers the most comprehensive online experience for customers of its existing brands and this technological know-how goes beyond the traditional process of online book and insurance and opens up a forward-thinking loyalty service that improves the overall of the customer journey.

The company’s success has spawned further expansion in Ireland, with the launch of a new Swords office in early 2020 to service its EU database in a post-Brexit landscape.

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