Timeline

June 2009

Born

Halo Insurance is launched and we set about becoming the industry leader for car hire excess insurance

2010

February

UK Website

iCarhireinsurance.com, our first retail website, goes live. It remains our flagship website.

December

Awards Finalist

We are finalists in the LinkedIn European Business Awards in the 'Best start-up of the year' category.

2011

March

Car club

We launch our Car Club Excess Insurance product.

April

German Website

Germany is open for business with the launch of leihwagenversicherung.de.

July

Van Hire Excess

Excess Insurance for Van hire is added to our roster of products.

November

Renewals Website

A dedicated website for our renewal customers, renewals.icarhireinsurance.com, goes live.

2013

January

Times Top 50

Our website, iCarhireinsurance.com , is ranked at No. 43 in The Times' "Top 50 Travel Websites" feature.

June

Holland and Spain

Both Holland (www.huurautoverzekering.com) and Spain (www.aseguramicochedealquiler.es) join our family.

July

Award Winner

We win the British Insurance Awards 'Insurance Start-Up Award'.

December

Award Winner/Consumer Champion

We win the WebAward for 'Standard of Excellence' in both the Insurance and Travel categories We're Listed in The Guardian newspaper as 'consumer champions'.

2014

January

United States and France

We continue to expand with the launch of websites in the United States (insuremyrentalcar.com).

April

Best Company for Excess Insurance

Our U.K. website iCarhireinsurance.com, is name checked as best company to buy excess insurance from by The Independent newspaper.

2015

April

Mobile Website

We launch the mobile-friendly version of iCarhireinsurance.com.

July

iCarhire App

We join the wonderful world of apps, available on both Apple iTunes and Android's Google Play.

2016

July

GAP Insurance – our 2nd vertical!

InsuretheGap.com is born. Ready to bring justice to the GAP Insurance market sector and show car dealerships a new force in the market (InsuretheGap.com).

September

Award Winner

Insurance Times Tech & Innovation Awards, received "highly commended" in the Insurance App of the Year for our award winning iCarhireinsurance native mobile app.

November

Award Winner

2016/17 European Business Awards, crowned UK National Champions in the Business of the Year €0-€25M category. Strong growth, product innovation and long term balance made us a clear choice in the European business community.

2017

March

New Family

We are acquired by Cover-More and Zurich! Cover-More is a global specialist and integrated travel insurance, medical assistance and employee assistance provider. For more, visit the Cover-More Group Limited website. Zurich Insurance Group, is one of the world’s leading multi-line insurers! For more, visit the Zurich website.

April

Zurich completes acquisition of Cover-More

Zurich Insurance Group completes acquisition of Cover-More to become top three global travel insurance provider. Read more on the Zurich website.

Italian Website

We could not resist offering our products in Italian and to lovely Italians! Assicurazioneautonoleggio.it.

Mobile Website

We launch the mobile-friendly version of Insuremyrentalcar.com for the USA market.

Agust

USA 2.0

Product Innovation takes centre stage at Halo. Our new and improved LDW rental car insurance product is on Insuremyrentalcar.com It offers new covers in both our Daily and Annual policies. It’s also live in 45 states!

2018

February

Australia

It’s happening Down Under! Halo Australia commences trading and it’s a beauty! Check out our new look website and product Rentalcarprotection.com.au.

April

Ireland

Kiss us, we’ve launched in Ireland! Our apologies. We should have done this a long time ago.iCarhireinsurance.ie Irish forever!

May

We’ve gone Widget!

Launch of our car hire insurance transactional widget on Travelsupermarket.com and Zurich.co.uk. Buying our product has never been easier!

2019

July

Lloyds Bank National Business Awards

Finalist for Customer Experience & Loyalty Award.

August

Widget expansion

Launches on Moneysupermarket.com. We launch our car hire insurance widget with the UK's leading mobility brand RAC!

August

InsuretheGap.com news

We’ve launched of our GAP Insurance products on the UK’s leading price comparison website, Moneysupermarket! The Future is GAP!

October

Ernesto Suarez named Cover-More UK CEO.

Ready to accelerate the growth of the Cover-More brand in the UK, launching new travel insurance and related services. Watch this space!

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