FAQs

What does Quashed mean?

Quashed (pronounced \‘kwȯsh’d\) means to overcome! For us, this represents the path to achieving our vision - to overcome the complexities and frustrations of insurance today and make it simple the way it should be.

Who should use Quashed?

Quashed is for you and me. As long as you have insurance, Quashed is for you. For now, it works especially well if you have multiple insurance covers over a number of insurance companies. Many more features are coming soon, so why not sign up (it’s free) and be kept in the loop.

What does Quashed offer?

With Quashed, you can stay on top of your insurance in a glance. See all your different insurance covers in one place. Uncover hidden insurance benefits. Track how much you’re really spending on insurance. Receive a timely reminder when you need to take action. We’re constantly building and launching new features to improve the platform with our customers’ input so sign up to stay up to date or tell us how we can make it better for you!

How much does it cost to use Quashed?

We currently do not charge for use of our current platform so it costs you nothing - it’s free! We think it is important and necessary for everyone to see all our insurance covers to know exactly how we are protected, or not, and how much we are spending. We believe a lack of transparency when it comes to protecting the things that matter to us is just not right.

How does Quashed make money?

No, we do not sell your data to make money! We value you, your data and your privacy. Right now, we are a genuine startup tech business. We have just launched the first version of our platform in January 2020. Our hope is to generate revenue in the near future when you choose to protect on our platform (when it is available). This way you can not only manage, but you can browse and buy your insurance all-in-one place. As we continue to build out this amazing platform, we may charge for certain premium features!

What is the vision for Quashed?

We see Quashed as the tool that will propel real change in the insurance industry. We want to create the simplest, most transparent and trusted online platform to help protect the things that matter to each one of us. We believe Quashed will be the platform that shapes the insurance industry for the better. Customers will use Quashed to protect the things that matter simply and transparently. Insurance companies will use Quashed to offer better experience, products and value to customers.

Where are we based?

In Auckland, New Zealand. We are a registered NZ Limited Company.

Are you an insurance company or financial adviser?

No. We are not an insurance company. We are a technology company. We work with insurance companies to make available insurance products and services to our customers. We work with experts and everyday Kiwis to create a better insurance experience. We are not a financial adviser. We do not give financial advice. All information on this website is not financial advice.

Is it safe to use the platform?

Yes. We implement trusted security software such as Auth0 for Single Sign On. Auth0 is used by many well known companies globally. Here are some names you may recognise: World Vision, YOUI, Polaris, Siemens, Mazda and NVIDIA. Our software is built on AWS (Amazon Web Services) and we make use of their products and services that have been tried and tested by many companies all over the world. Note: it is never ever 100% completely safe to use any software. Even the largest banks and insurance companies are subject to hacks and security breaches. However, we are constantly thinking about and improving the security of our system.

Who is working on Quashed?

Behind the scenes, Quashed is led by Justin Lim a Kiwi-Singaporean. Justin has spent a number of years in New Zealand with two of the largest banks involved with digital and innovation transformation. Alongside Justin on this journey is a passionate and capable team with technical expertise across software development, data, insurance and more.

If you believe you can contribute to the team and get us closer to our vision with your skills and passion, get in touch.

What does BETA mean?

Quashed is currently in beta phase meaning the software is still new and may contain errors or inaccuracies and may not function as well it we intend for it to. The feedback you provide during this period will help us to identify any issues or ways to improve the product. Rest assured that the security and confidentiality of your information is housed behind the same systems that are used by many of the largest companies in the world. For more information, read "Is it safe to use the platform?".

How do I get in touch with Quashed?

If you need to reach us, send us an email - team@quashed.co.nz. We’d love to hear from you! If it’s a compliment or encouragement, great. If it’s feedback on something you think we can improve on, that’s even better.

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