Specialist insurance, tailored to you

At Markel Direct, we offer specialist insurance combined with unique support services for contractors, small businesses, tradespeople, charities and community groups.

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  • 24hr legal advice helpline and legal hub

  • No hidden fees or cancellation charges

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Cover starting at £5 a month

Who are we?

Markel Direct are a specialist online insurer providing cover for contractors, small businesses, self-employed freelancers and tradespeople, as well as small charities, local community groups and clubs and societies.

We are trusted by over 200,000 customers and have over 25 years experience of insuring a wide range of businesses, professions, social welfare and charitable organisations.

We're a division of Markel International, a Lloyd's and London market insurer, 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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Cover starting at £5 a month