Hastings Direct


Hastings Direct is a fast growing data-driven, agile and digitally focused general insurance provider to the UK market where data science is embedded in decision making across the organisation.

Whether it is devising cutting-edge market pricing approaches across our diverse product lines or intimately understanding risk and lifetime value, you won’t be able to turn your head without seeing innovative machine learning driving the bottom line. The business has heavily invested in technology and its Data Scientists and Data Engineers are the pioneers in leveraging its stack and working across IT on the strategic direction of its computing estate.

Our talent here is exceptional with highly experienced and commercially savvy senior leaders pioneering data projects. Whether it’s deep debate on the last grid search hypertuning or figuring out how to containerize that data product and ship it across the cluster to be hyperthreaded in a real-time production environment, there is plenty to learn and to develop. We pride ourselves on being market leading innovators.

A multi-award winning business, Hastings has over 2.7 million customers and over 3,400 colleagues having seen continuous growth since its IPO in 2015. Around 90% of policies are directly underwritten by its Gibraltar based insurer, Advantage Insurance Company Limited.