Direct Line

Direct Line, part of the Direct Line Group, is a company that specialises in selling insurance and other financial services sold directly to consumers by telephone and the internet.

It was the first telephone insurer in the UK when launched in 1985 by founder Peter Wood, and soon became the UK's largest provider of motor vehicle insurance. Its head office is located in Croydon, but the company also has offices in Glasgow, Bristol, Birmingham, Leeds, and Manchester. Overseas, the division has expanded into Spain (LĂ­nea Directa), Japan (in partnership with Yasuda Life), Germany, and Italy.

The company was part of the Royal Bank of Scotland Group's (RBS) insurance division until 2012, when the division was partially separated to form a new business, the Direct Line Group. While part of RBS, Direct Line was effectively nationalised alongside RBS in November 2008 during the banking crisis, due to the financial crisis, and RBS's dependency on UK taxpayers' money.

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... Direct Line is well known in the UK for its distinctive logo - a red telephone on wheels - which is used extensively in its marketing ... Over 1993-1994, adverts featured a large real-made model the Direct Line telephone appearing in situations to the original Direct Line jingle ... turn into the telephone, with the doorbell of the house being the familiar original Direct Line jingle ...
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... The Direct Line Group is made up of several well-known brands including Direct Line, Churchill and Privilege ... It sells and underwrites personal lines and SME insurance over the telephone and online, as well as through brokers, RBS Group bank branches, and partnerships ... Direct Line Group is known as Britain's number one motor insurer trading under the Direct line and Churchill Brands ...
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Peter Wood (businessman)
... (born Surrey, c.1946) is an English entrepreneur, most notable as the founder of the Direct Line and Esure insurance companies ... His ascendency began with Direct Line, the first telephone-only insurance company in the UK when it was launched in 1985 by Wood and Martin Long ... Wood did not have a capital stake in Direct Line, having sold it to the Royal Bank in 1988 in return for a generous performance-related remuneration ...

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