San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Answer Financial Signs Lending Tree Deal

By Mark Madler Friday, March 17, 2017

Insurance brokerage Answer Financial has formed a partnership with online loan company LendingTree to provide its insurance comparison platform.

The agreement with the Encino brokerage allows LendingTree customers to compare insurance rates, coverages and customer reviews for top-rated insurers. Experts from Answer Financial will be available for consultation to guide customers through coverage and purchase options.

Answer Chief Executive Rob Slingerland said that his company and LendingTree offer complementary services.

“Teaming up will allow us to help more families and young people get the protection they need,” Slingerland said in a prepared statement.

Answer Financial was founded in 1997 and acquired in 2011 by Allstate Corp., the largest publicly held personal line insurer in the U.S. The company has about 200 employees in Encino and another 400 working in other offices, primarily in Knoxville, Tenn. The company works with 20 of the top-rated insurance carriers in the U.S.