Blink Insider
Chris Phillips

24th March 2021

Chris Phillips, Managing Director at CoSaint AG, a motor trade underwriting agency, is in the hot seat this month

In a short sentence, tell us what you do in your current role?

As Director of a relatively new and growing company, I pretty much do whatever is needed on any given day.

Did you choose the insurance profession, or did it choose you?

No, it most definitely chose me. I can’t say that my childhood dream was to work in the insurance industry. Having said that – I’ve been in it for 17 years now so there must be something about it.

What is something that people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get?


What is your biggest frustration with modern technology?

Losing internet signal. Our office Wi-Fi is rubbish and constantly drops out. It drives me insane.

What do you do when you’re not working?

I’m always working!! To be honest, most of my spare time is currently taken up looking after my one year old daughter and playing the Nintendo Switch with my six year old son.

What was the last book you read, or movie/box set you watched?

The Empty Chair by Jeffery Deaver – it’s a pretty old one but I’m working my way through the “Lincoln Rhyme” series.

Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide what music to listen to?

Erm I’m quite eclectic when it comes to music, but if pushed I’d probably say Eminem

Past or present, which five guests would you invite to your dream dinner party?

  1. Elon Musk
  2. Mike Tyson
  3. Kevin Hart
  4. Elvis
  5. My Dad

What is on your bucket list?

I’m keeping my fingers crossed for commercial space travel to become a reality – although I’d really need to get saving.

Finally, why is it a great time for brokers to consider a conversation with CoSaint AG?

We specialise in motor trade combined insurance which has always been traditionally difficult to break into unless you have a significant account size. This has become even more prominent as insurers try to adjust to the challenges brought about by COVID-19. We have fewer challenges and are far more agile which enables us to offer the access to market and service to all of our broker partners regardless of the size of their account. Our deals with Covea and NIG allow us to access these markets on your behalf and provide you with a quick and responsive service.


Full underwriting terms and conditions apply, please ensure that all of the contractual documentation is read and understood prior to use. This facility is marketed and distributed by Blink Intermediary Solutions. This facility is provided by CoSaint AG, a trading style of Global Strategic Alliance (UW) Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority Register No: 912892 and underwritten by a panel of insurers.

Access to this facility is subject to approval by the product provider only. Blink Intermediary Solutions is not part of the approval process and is not the product manufacturer. Some products/facilities are not available in all territories. The intended recipients of this content are UK FCA-regulated insurance brokers. Full details of FCA authorisations can be found at This information is correct at the time of production, but may be subject to change.

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