Admiral (Admiral Group plc) is a company that offers and provides insurance in the United Kingdom. They specialize in car insurance; however, they also offer a wide range of other types of insurance. To name a few, Admiral also offers home insurance, travel insurance, personal loans, and auto financing. Admiral is headquartered at TV Admiral, David Street, Cardiff CF10 2EH. For those looking to contact them, the Admiral phone number is +44 333 220 2062.
Admiral Group was founded in 1993 by Henry Engelhardt. Henry Engelhardt was born in Chicago, Illinois in 1958. Mr. Engelhardt graduated from the University of Michigan earning his degree in Journalism, Television, Radio, and Film. Later, he moved to Europe. While there, he married and continued his education at the Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires/ European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD). From 1993 to 2016, Mr. Engelhardt was the CEO of Admiral Group.
As of 2016, David Stevens now serves Admiral Group as their new CEO. From its humble beginnings as a small start-up company in the United Kingdom, Admiral has now expanded its operations and presence to seven other countries globally. They have offices in the United States, Canada, Spain, Italy, France, India, and Mexico. Initially starting with only 57 employees, the company now employs over 7,000 staff members today. In line with the company’s humble beginnings, Admiral launched without any customers. Today, they now serve over 5 million customers worldwide.
In an article dated January 22nd of 2019, Admiral talks about electric cars in the United Kingdom. The article begins to describe that as of 2018, “60,000 electric cars were registered in the United Kingdom”. Dubbed, “year of the green car,” Admiral states that a “new electric car was registered every 9 minutes”. Because of this, a continued upward trend in purchasing electric vehicles shows apparent growth in the nation. The article continues to provide statistical data on “plug-in” hybrid vehicles versus “pure electric” vehicles. With the data provided, Admiral states that it shows a clear indication that the United Kingdom is “moving towards greener transport”.
The government continues its push for a “zero emission future” giving access to over £1 Billion into a “comprehensive strategy”. An expert gives their insight and says that they are excited about the continued growth of the registration of greener vehicles. They predict that 2019 will be a “pivotal” year “for the electric car market”. Because of new models are being released each year, the age of greener transport is on the horizons. Specifically, the expert predicts that 2019 will be a “landmark” year for the United Kingdom to “switch to electric” vehicles.
As previously mentioned, Admiral also offers home insurance. In another article dated February 28th of 2019, Admiral discusses getting a “quick” home insurance quote through their “InstaQuote” process.
The article begins to convey how searching for the right home insurance can lead to be a tedious task. Generally, the process entails answering a large list of questions before even getting to see an estimate. Admiral’s “InstaQuote” only asks consumers four questions. Based on the answers of those four questions (and based on “industry data”), Admiral’s customers will see a quote. The quote will be based on “assumptions”. The article then provides a list of these assumptions that are factored into the quote.