Urban Jungle agrees Appointed Representative deal with Wired Back Ltd

Urban Jungle has confirmed a deal with Wired Back Ltd to act as its Principal in an Appointed Represenative arrangement.

Our CEO, Jimmy Williams said “Our priority has always been getting Urban Jungle into the market quickly, so we can start working hard at helping young people get great home cover. This deal allows us to do exactly that, giving us the regulatory umbrella and oversight that we need to launch into this highly regulated space.”

The arrangement was authorised by the FCA in early June, with Urban Jungle now having all of the permissions it needs to launch in the near future.

Urban Jungle completes its angel funding round: A note from our CEO

Jimmy Williams

Urban Jungle CEO

Over the last couple of months, alongside working really hard at building the world’s best insurance business, we’ve been raising some angel capital.

Today, I’m pleased to announce that we have completed our angel funding round, which both injects capital in to the business, and brings with it a wealth of financial services expertise. Our round of funding attracted investment from a set of experienced angel investors, who between them have both a huge amount of experience in the insurance industry, and a track record of starting and scaling hugely succesful fintech businesses.

This is a real endorsement for our vision of re-defining how insurance works for young people, and will support us as we grow the team, navigate regulation, and open the business to customers in the coming months.

It’s great to have our investors on board, and I’m excited about what we can achieve together in the years to come.

Now, back to the real hard work of building a product which our customers love…

Urban Jungle selected as one of the Insurance Post’s ‘insurtech startups to watch’ in 2017

In his article in February 2017, Jonathan Swift, the Content Director of the Insurance Post picked Urban Jungle as one of his ‘insurtech start-ups to watch 2017’. You can read the full article here.

Urban Jungle – Coming Soon

Urban Jungle was founded in 2016, by an experienced team from inside and outside of the insurance industry, with a shared focus on making the insurance experience significantly better for customers.

In particular, Urban Jungle will be made for mobile; it will be easy to buy and manage your insurance, as well as quickly make claims using only the phone in your pocket.

We’re launching later this year, once we have been approved by the regulator, and made the necessary underwriting arrangements, such that you can buy with confidence.

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