What Is Admiral Insurance?

Admiral insurance specializes in selling automobile insurance to customers in the United Kingdom. The company started in 1993 and began selling multi-car policies in 2005, expanding its offerings to include home, travel, van and pet insurance. Admiral Group owns Admiral Insurance, as of 2015. The larger company reports that it owns 11 percent of the market share across four brands of automobile insurance in the United Kingdom.

In addition to basic automobile insurance, Admiral provides van coverage for vehicles up to 3.5 tonnes, Admiral reports. This works for customers with small vans, large cargo vans and fleets of courier vans. Customers can purchase travel insurance to cover winter sports, golf, cruises, single events and annual renewals. Admiral offers three levels of pet coverage for cats or dogs. A car warranty policy covers someone in the event of a mechanical or electrical failure in a vehicle, and Admiral earned the title Best Car Insurance Provider in 2014 and 2015 from The Personal Finance Awards.

Offices of Admiral Group exist in Cardiff, Swansea and Gwent in the United Kingdom, according to Admiral Group. Other brands owned by Admiral Group include Bell, Diamond, Elephant.co.uk, Confused.com and Gladiator. Admiral Household began in 2012, while Admiral Law and BDE Law started in 2013 as two law firms owned by Admiral Group.