Kanetix adds new partner to auto quote comparison service

Customers in Quebec can now benefit from auto insurance quotes from The Co-operators.

TORONTO, April 20 2011 – Auto insurance quotes from The Co-operators are now available online to Quebec drivers through Kanetix.ca.

Kanetix has been helping drivers in Quebec shop for auto insurance for more than 10 years. With this new collaboration, Quebec shoppers can benefit from competitive quotes from The Co-operators and more choice when searching for lower auto insurance rates.

“Kanetix offers drivers a quick and easy way to comparison shop their auto insurance needs,” said George Small, Co-Founder of Kanetix Ltd. “With the addition of The Co-operators, shoppers will have an opportunity to compare even more quotes, further cementing our commitment to help Quebec drivers find the best priced auto insurance.”

Mr. Small continued, “The Co-operators not only offers a competitively priced offering but they are known for their customer-friendly approach to service. We look forward to introducing Kanetix.ca visitors to their auto insurance product and company.”

“At its core, The Co-operators mandate is to offer people the products and services that they need, the way they want to purchase them”, says Patrick Ratté, Vice-President of Marketing for The Co-operators in Quebec.

“In Quebec, a good proportion of auto insurance consumers comparison shop before purchasing their coverage. By offering quotes online through the Kanetix.ca service, The Co-operators will be able to better reach this growing clientele.”

The free Kanetix service offers Quebec drivers an opportunity to compare competing insurance quotes from a variety of car insurers, including The Co-operators. By visiting www.kanetix.ca, users can follow four simple steps and, in just a few minutes, view multiple insurance quotes and easily connect with their insurer of choice.

About Kanetix®

Launched in October 1999, Kanetix was Canada’s first online insurance marketplace. The Kanetix marketplace has since grown to encompass mortgage rate and credit card comparisons as well, making it Canada’s online insurance, mortgage and credit card comparison service.

The Kanetix comparison shopping service brings together insurance, mortgage and credit card providers in a one-stop shopping environment for consumers looking to save money. Each day, thousands of consumers visit the Kanetix website at www.kanetix.ca to compare insurance quotes, mortgage rates and credit cards from a variety of Canadian financial product suppliers. Users select the product of their choice, obtain a quotation and complete an online application or, with the help of Kanetix, connect with the provider to purchase or apply for the product over the phone.

About The Co-operators

The Co-operators Group Limited is a 100 per cent Canadian-owned co-operative with more than $42 billion in assets under administration.

Through its group of companies, it offers home, auto, life, group, travel, commercial and farm insurance, as well as investment products. It is well known for its community involvement and its commitment to creating a more sustainable tomorrow. In 2010, The Co-operators was ranked #2 among the 50 Best Corporate Citizens in Canada, and listed among the 50 Best Employers in Canada. For more information, visit www.cooperators.ca.

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