UK supermarket chain Sainsburys has joined with Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance (RBSI) to launch two new car insurance products.

According to a report by Post Online, RBSI is taking over from esure and will provide underwriting, sales, service and claims management support as part of a five-year deal.

Standard and premium levels of comprehensive cover are available. The premium option will include extra benefits such as 90 days European cover, a courtesy car, key cover and protection against uninsured drivers.

The company is offering an exclusive discount to holders of its Nectar card. Along with the opportunity to save up to 15 per cent off their car insurance premium, Sainsburys shoppers who take out a policy will receive double Nectar points on their shopping and fuel purchases for two years. More information is available on the company's website and through leaflet dispensers in stores.

Ben Tyte, head of motor insurance at Sainsburys Finance, said: "We chose RBS Insurance as our new provider of motor insurance due to their in-depth market knowledge and sheer breadth and scale of expertise.

"They demonstrated a real understanding of our customers which enabled us to develop a bespoke car insurance offer specifically designed for the Sainsbury's shopper."