Cuvva App to Help Ease Easter Rail Chaos


As Easter 2016 is set to be the busiest on record with a major programme of rail works under way, Insur-Tech company Cuvva is today announcing the first app that let’s you buy comprehensive car insurance on a friend’s car.

Founded by Freddy Macnamara who grew up in rural Scotland where he was frequently stranded, with buses into town leaving only twice a day. He became frustrated that despite the fact his family and friends all had cars close by sitting idle, he couldn’t drive them.

In his words ‘Insurance is broken, and I believe I can help to fix it - we’ve turned a process that normally takes an hour, into a 10 second, on-demand service on your smartphone. What Uber have done for booking a taxi, we have now done for “getting Cuvva’d” .’

The app reduces the complex, expensive and uncertain process of getting insured on a friends’ car and allows you to book hourly car insurance on demand.

Users download the app, get verified, enter the car’s registration that they wish to be insured on. Booking car insurance is a 3 steps process selecting the number of hours you need the car for and then your done. You’re insured.

Freddy say ‘it’s been a huge learning process for me and my co-founder, James, but we’re fortunate to have had support from the Barclays Techstars Accelerator and some great advice from leading players in the insurance industry and investors’

‘Easter is the perfect time for us to to roll out the service, true to the vision on Cuvva, it helps us play a part in helping people get home to their families for Easter’.

With major railway disruption scheduled on the London Paddington line, the Virgin West Coast and East Coast Line, and also the 250,000 people heading to the Boat Race likely to be affected, Freddy is keen to help ensure that his app helps everyone's Easter plans run smoothly.

Cuvva insurance starts from £7 for the first hour (and gets proportionally cheaper for longer bookings).

Cuvva estimate that there are 37 million driving license holders who have a need to use the service for a total of 147 million journeys per annum.

The average car sits idle 23 hours per day and is currently in use only one hour per day.

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