6 Apr 2011

Retailer moves into pet insurance

2:39 pm on 6 April 2011

The Warehouse is moving into the pet insurance business.

The retailer has partnered with the world's largest pet insurer, Petplan, to offer the insurance products in store and online.

The policies can help people to avoid large vet fees for their pet cat, dog or horse in case of accident or illness.

The general manager of the Warehouse's financial services division, Phil Devlin, says the move is part of a strategy to use their brand and distribution channel to offer more online goods and services.

He says the company already provides travel and life insurance.