Online Insurer, Protect Your Bubble, Appoints Rob Basinger as UK Leader

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Online specialist insurer Protect Your Bubble has appointed Rob Basinger – the former head of lending and insurance products at ING Direct – to head up its UK team.

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Most recently, Basinger led ING Direct’s product and channel strategy, product management and development, and marketing. Prior to that, he worked in marketing at Barclays Bank for six years.

Protect Your Bubble is best known as the market leader for specialist gadget insurance, but also covers bicycles, pets, travel, car hire excess and cosmetic damage to cars.

Commenting on his new role, Rob Basinger said: “I’m excited to join this dynamic and customer-focused team as we move into the next phase of our growth and expansion plans. In just a few years, the team has done a fantastic job of establishing Protect Your Bubble as a leading and distinctive insurer, offering customers a simple and flexible proposition throughout the product lifecycle from quote to claim."

Stephen Ebbett, Global Head of Protect Your Bubble, said: "Rob brings a wealth of experience in insurance and retail banking to the role, and we’re very excited to see what he will do at the helm of our UK business. As a marketing professional, he is uniquely equipped to help Protect Your Bubble deliver consumers outstanding service and products, as we pursue our ambitious growth plans.”

About Protect Your Bubble

Protect Your Bubble is a specialist insurance brand, offering convenient and affordable insurance for gadgets, pets, bicycles and travel - all for today’s modern consumer.

Headquartered in Windsor, Protect Your Bubble has been providing great-value cover since late 2009 and has insured more than 750,000 people in the UK to date.
In 2012, Protect Your Bubble launched gadget cover for the US market, operating from headquarters in Atlanta and just this week, it has launched in the Republic of Ireland. Protect Your Bubble is available online, via mobile app or phone, allowing consumers to understand, buy and, most importantly, protect what enriches their lives.

Find Protect Your Bubble on Facebook or Twitter (@protectyrbubble) or visit Protect Your Bubble for more information or to get an instant quote today.

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