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Jenna Cane

CAR SHARING REVS UP WITH THIRD WAVE OF ‘TRUSTSEAL’ APPROVAL

Sharing Economy UK, the trade body representing and championing UK’s sharing economy businesses, has announced the latest recipients of its ‘TrustSeal’ – the world’s first trust kitemark for the industry.

Car sharing companies easyCar and Drivy are the third wave of firms to successfully meet the TrustSeal principles of Good Practice. This followed a rigorous application process and scrutiny by an advisory panel of independent, world-leading sharing economy industry experts.

The TrustSeal is an independently awarded kitemark that gives consumers confidence that each platform upholds good standards which protect consumers in key areas including digital identity, insurance, customer help and support.

Richard Laughton, CEO of easyCar, said:

“We’ve spent a great deal of time and effort establishing technologies and processes to give our members comfort that they can trade safely with each other.

“We’re delighted to have this effort recognised and hope that, as other companies adopt the TrustSeal standard, people will use sharing platforms more and more readily to save money in a social way.”

Katy Medlock, Head of UK for Drivy, said:

"We're pleased that the Trust Seal Award has recognised our efforts to ensure a positive experience for our customers. As more and more people choose to share their assets, particularly personal ones such as their home or car, it is important to have a recognised standard of quality.

“We are strongly behind the Sharing Economy's industry standards to help demonstrate these important values and encourage the sharing ethos."