FRIDAY expands into France

Digital insurer FRIDAY is set to launch in France. The FRIDAY team is led by serial entrepreneur Jehan de Castet. French customers can find out more at


FRIDAY’s insurance products are firmly geared towards customer demand for simplicity and peace of mind, and the French offering will be no exception. “The foundation is FRIDAY’s exceptional digital experience. By offering simple processes and innovative products, we want to become the leading digital insurer in France,” says Christoph Samwer, CEO of FRIDAY.


FRIDAY has been the market leader in German since 2017, and was voted the ‘best digital insurer’ based on feedback on the eKomi ratings portal. Since FRIDAY was founded in 2017, the company has acquired over 100,000 customers and is the country’s most popular and best-known digital insurer.


Now, its customer-friendly products are to set standards in terms of innovation and quality in France too. “If you want to create good products, you need a great team. We are delighted to have an experienced entrepreneur such as Jehan de Castet and an insurance expert such as Maud Mariani on our team,” says Christoph Samwer.


Jehan de Castet has already founded two successful insurtech companies, and also founded and managed LesFurets, the leading price comparison site in France. His second company, Fluo, has optimised online insurance advice. In building up the French arm of FRIDAY, Jehan de Castet can rely on Maud Mariani and her business development experience in the insurance sector. Maud Mariani was previously the global head of business development at Generali Group’s EuropAssistance.


“FRIDAY is a role model for the future of insurance. Customers everywhere want a new and straightforward way of managing insurance. In France, the way people use insurance products has changed dramatically due to the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. I am delighted to be leading FRIDAY France to success from our Paris office,” says Jehan de Castet.


The expansion into France sees FRIDAY become a European digital insurer. And the speed of growth is set to increase further. FRIDAY currently has a team at four offices: Paris, Berlin, Warsaw and Luxembourg. The teams in Berlin and Warsaw mainly comprise experienced software developers, product managers and data specialists.

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FRIDAY is a digital insurer with an European insurance license, committed to building a new type of insurance experience, fit for the demands of today.

FRIDAY is changing the image of insurance by utilizing the latest technology and purely digital solutions. Products are firmly geared towards customer demand for simplicity and peace of mind. FRIDAY has introduced many innovations to the German insurance market, including mileage-based billing, paperless administration, and the ability to cancel on a daily basis.

The company was founded by an experienced team of entrepreneurs in Berlin with the support of the Baloise Group, a leading Swiss-based Insurance. As one of the few European FinTechs, FRIDAY truly is a full stack insurance company, able to own the complete value chain from underwriting to distribution.

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