COVID-19 NOTICE: At Merenda's, we're fortunate in that we've been able to move our team to social distancing/working from home and there should be minimal disruption to our customers and employees in terms of customer service, but we'll update further on this should anything change. In the meantime, please continue to contact us as normal by phone/email. Click here for information.

Insurance Brokers in Southend on Sea, here to help you with your every insurance need…

We always aim to get you the best possible price, but there’s so much more to it than that. We ensure that the policy you’re taking out matches your needs perfectly…

We ensure you’re not under or over Insured, and that you’re meeting all the requirements of the policy (which can affect claims later down the line) and much more.


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We are Merenda Insurance.
Pleased to meet you!

Founded in 1966, we have been helping people for over 50 years!

Merenda & Co was founded in March 1966 by Rene Merenda an Underwriter for some 25 years in the world renowned insurance Market of Lloyd’s in the City of London. Armed with this invaluable experience he started the brokerage to provide access to Motor Insurance to the provinces with the leading insurers and Lloyd’s Underwriters of the time.

Motor insurance was costly in those days, Comprehensive cover was beyond the reach of most and Third Party Fire & Theft was not easily afforded by most people. A good premium in those days was 30 shillings (30 Bob! or £1.50. depending on your date of birth). Realising this he introduced weekly instalments making motor insurance more affordable for the people of Essex.