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We offer specialist insurance for professionals, contractors, consultants, charities and community groups from as little as £5 a month.

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Who are we?

Markel Direct are a specialist online insurer providing cover for professionals, consultants, contractors, freelancers, charities and community groups.

We have over 25 years experience of insuring a wide range of professions, social welfare and charitable organisations and specialty and liability risks.

We're a division of Markel International, a Lloyd's and London market insurer that wrote gross premiums of £800m ($1.2bn) in 2014, and we're regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and Prudential Regulation Authority.  You can view our details on the Financial Services Register.

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