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Tesco Van Insurance

The history of Tesco begins in 1919, when founder Jack Cohen set up shop in East End London, selling surplus groceries from a small stall. In its first day of business, Tesco grossed a £1 profit. From humble beginnings, a giant of a company was born.

That single stall expanded into a chain of supermarkets, offering the people of the UK quality produce and meats at reasonable prices. In 1932, Tesco Stores Limited became a private limited company, setting the stage for its future expansion. The company’s first self-serve supermarket opened in 1956 inside a former cinema in the town of Maldon. In 1961, Tesco Leicester became the largest store in Europe, winning a place in the famed Guinness Book of Records. These stores, along with the others in the Tesco chain, continued to succeed; the company’s profits grew substantially throughout the 60s and 70s. In 1979, Tesco reached a benchmark - the company had made £1 billion in sales. And in just three short years, Tesco topped their own record when sales reached a staggering £2 billion.

Tesco may have its roots in the grocery business, but the company has expanded to service all aspects of daily living. In 1997, the company launched Tesco Personal Finance (TPF); customers could apply for a loan or a credit card in-store, or they could purchase an insurance policy. Tesco had a policy for every type of insurance its customers could want - car, home, pet, travel, life, health, dental and motorbike. The two key advantages of a Tesco insurance policy - reasonable prices and comprehensive levels of cover - made the policies popular among consumers. In addition to its insurance policies, Tesco offered its customers car breakdown policies and car warranty plans. With the launch of the company website - Tesco.com - in 2000, buying an insurance policy became easy. Today, one click of your mouse is all it takes to purchase full coverage for your home or your car.

Tesco is an innovative company, one that constantly evaluates the needs of its customers. With so many insurance providers offering so many different levels of coverage, finding a quote can be difficult. Tesco simplifies the whole process through its Tesco Compare site. Declared the best overall motor insurance comparison site by Defaqto in May 2008, this service compares quotes from the country’s largest insurance providers, saving you the trouble of doing it yourself.

To use this service, simply enter your details into the form. Tesco will search through some of the UK’s best insurance providers to find you the quotes you need. Within 60 seconds, you can access your search results. Not only can you compare each policy’s price, you can also compare the policy features to find the one that truly fits your needs. In addition, you can search for the best mortgage, gas and electricity rates.

If you have the time, you can compare your quotes right away. If a hectic schedule interferes, you can save the quotes and view them later. When you find the policy you want, simply click one button to purchase; you will not have to re-enter your details. With one-click shopping, Tesco makes purchasing an insurance policy simple and efficient.

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