ATLANTA, November 17, 2023 — Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ), a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases, today announced that it has partnered with manufactured housing lending disruptor, Zippy , making it the preferred insurance provider offered on the Zippy platform. Zippy is a community-focused chattel lender offering fully digital manufactured home loans utilizing their industry-first technology platform. Assurant’s expedited quote process and systems integration capabilities, make it a natural selection to be offeredto buyers financing the purchase of a new or preowned manufactured home through the Zippy platform.
Zippy combines the power of technology and intuitive online design with banking best practices and unparalleled customer service to close loans in as little as five days. Through Zippy’s first-to-market full-stack digital lending platform, the company is providing an innovative solution for Manufactured Housing Community Operators and providing a modern and accessible experience for home buyers. Through innovative API connectivity, Assurant will offer its manufactured housing insurance product during the financing process to simplify the process and ensure that homeowners who purchase Assurant’s manufactured housing insurance are protected from many of life's unfortunate events.
“We have a history of innovation at Assurant, it’s in our DNA,” said Dina Olsen, Senior Vice President of Manufactured Housing, Assurant. “Partnering with brands like Zippy,who share our forward thinking mindset, and are eager to push the industry forward, are important to our growth goals and helping homeowners protect their homes.”
“We’re excited about our partnership with Assurant because they were quick to understand our vision for improving the borrower experience for manufactured home loans, including the speed of closings by leveraging technology,” said Ben Halliday, CEO & Co-founder at Zippy. “Assurant’s history of innovation and customer experience focus, are why we are proud to be their partner. Assurant and Zippy share the vision that manufactured housing will solve affordable housing prices and believe there is so much room for expanding the manufactured housing industry as a whole.”
Zippy is a fintech company offering fully digital, fast and seamless manufactured home loans. Through Zippy’s first-to-market full-stack digital lending platform, the company is providing an innovative solution for Manufactured Housing Community Operators and providing a modern and accessible experience for home buyers. Founded in 2021 by bankers-turned-community operators, CEO Ben Halliday, and President and COO, Jordan Bucy, Zippy’s team is composed of mission-driven seasoned industry professionals working to expand housing affordability through modern consumer lending solutions and innovative software for the modern community home seller.
Assurant, Inc. (NYSE: AIZ) is a leading global business services company that supports, protects and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and to deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products and other products.
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