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Gearing Up for a Safer Ride: AXA Insurance and Carousell Partner to Integrate Insurance Purchasing into the Car and Motorcycle Buying Journey

January 10, 2019 |
  • AXA is the first insurer to directly integrate with the Carousell app
  • Enabling a seamless integration along the buying journey: from researching second-hand cars and motorcycles to obtaining insurance coverage
  • Carousell users to benefit from ease of car insurance application, customised plans and quick application processing times – typically under 5 minutes from start to finish

AXA Insurance and Carousell, one of the world’s largest and fastest growing classifieds marketplaces, today announced a partnership that will make it quicker and simpler for Carousell users to shop for second-hand car and motorcycle insurance coverage, all on the Carousell app.

By integrating the purchase of motor insurance into the Carousell experience, getting protected just became a lot faster and more convenient for car buyers shopping on Carousell. Car buyers will now be able to enjoy a simpler, faster insurance policy processing powered by AXA’s Insurance-as-a-Service platform, making the entire insurance purchasing experience as fuss-free as possible.

Without having to leave the Carousell app, users can receive instantaneous quotes for a range of car insurance plans. After selecting their preferred insurance policy, they can purchase it directly on the app. Users will typically be able to purchase insurance and obtain policy documents in under five minutes from start to finish.

“AXA is proud to be the preferred insurance provider for second-hand cars and motorcycles on the Carousell marketplace. Through this collaboration, we are able to complement Carousell’s value proposition in the automotive space and deliver the best-in-class digital experience and value to Carousell users. This partnership realises our ambition of delivering real-time and seamless insurance protection for car buyers when and where they need it,” said Tomasz Kurczyk, Digital Transformation Director, AXA Insurance.

“Offering insurance directly to car buyers in partnership with AXA makes buying a car even more convenient on Carousell, and will drive momentum to our growing marketplace for second-hand cars and motorcycles. We constantly strive to improve the overall experience across Carousell by applying the latest technology and working with industry leading partners,” said Sanjay Shivkumar, Head of Autos, Carousell.

Carousell, which features more than 10,000 listings in the Cars category globally, connects sellers and buyers directly through an intuitive mobile interface, providing a smooth and easy car buying experience for both parties. In addition to cars, Carousell users looking to buy a second-hand motorcycle will soon get to also enjoy the ease and convenience of retrieving insurance quotes conveniently on the app in the coming weeks.  

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About AXA Insurance

AXA Insurance is part of the AXA group, a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management, and the world’s leading insurance brand for the tenth consecutive year, with 160,000 employees serving 105 million clients in 62 countries. Present in Singapore since 1969, AXA Insurance has been serving the general and life insurance needs of individuals and companies in Singapore through a wide range of innovative products. As one of the top global insurers in Singapore, AXA Insurance protects more than a third of a million customers in Singapore. As a company whose business is about protecting people, AXA Insurance is committed to building a stronger and safer society by empowering customers to live better lives.

For more information, please visit www.axa.com.sg

About Carousell

Carousell is a classifieds marketplace that makes selling as easy as taking a photo, buying as simple as chatting. Launched in August 2012, Carousell began in Singapore and now has a presence in seven markets across Asia. With over 171 million listings, we are one of the world’s largest and fastest growing marketplaces in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and is backed by Rakuten Ventures, Sequoia India, 500 Startups, Golden Gate Ventures, DBS and EDBI. The Carousell marketplace has a diverse range of products across a variety of categories, including cars, lifestyle, gadgets and fashion accessories. Download the app for iOS or Android, and visit www.carousell.com for more information.


MSL Singapore (for AXA Insurance)

Ms Virginie Serre

Phone: +65 6653 1718

Email: virginie.serre@mslgroup.com

Ms Debapriya Bhattacharya

Phone: +65 8661 2952

Email: debapriya.bhattacharya@mslgroup.com

Allison+Partners (for Carousell)

Phone: +65 9457 5452

Email: carousell@allisonpr.com

Carousell Communications Team

Email: press@carousell.com