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May 15, 2011

Crawford appoints Latin American technical services managers

by Gill Montia

Story link: Crawford appoints Latin American technical services managers

Crawford & Company has established a team of global technical services (GTS) managers and offices in Latin America, with the aim of more effectively serving large and complex claims in the region. The group says it is seeing significant growth in Latin America, including more involvement by insurers and reinsurers in the London market. Under […]



March 6, 2011

Broker Network and Countrywide recruit to support rapid growth

by Gill Montia

Story link: Broker Network and Countrywide recruit to support rapid growth

Broker Network and Countrywide have reported “extraordinary” levels of new membership enquiries resulting in a record 19 members joining the network so far in 2011. The expansion brings an additional £40 million of annualised gross written premium to the group, which has announced two appointments in support of growth. Andrew Mirfin has been appointed head […]



May 2, 2008

Equity Red Star joins Countrywide panel

by Gill Montia

Story link: Equity Red Star joins Countrywide panel

Equity Red Star, the largest personal lines syndicate at Lloyd’s, has joined the panel of Countrywide, the independent broker network with 700 members. Countrywide already has a trading partnership with Hastings Insurance Services, which is part of the Equity Red Star group, and this latest development will increase the range of specialist / non-standard products […]



March 18, 2008

L&G takes £269m longevity charge

by Gill Montia

Story link: L&G takes £269m longevity charge

Legal & General (L&G) recorded full year operating profit of £912 million for 2007, following a £269 million charge which allowed for an adjustment for the longer life expectancy of its clients. Net profit from ordinary activity fell 56%, to £718 million Tim Breedon, L&G’s chief executive, said: “We have always expected them to live […]



February 1, 2008

Towergate Becomes Countrywide Network Partner

by Stewart Douglas

Story link: Towergate Becomes Countrywide Network Partner

Towergate Underwriting has today been revealed as the latest insurance partner of the Countrywide insurance panel, making for number seven on the panel which will see increasingly widespread distribution of its expertise and services throughout the Countrywide network. The move will see Towergate join at strategic partnership level alongside six other organisations in the provision […]



September 20, 2007

Countywide launches Partner Broker Commercial

by Gill Montia

Story link: Countywide launches Partner Broker Commercial

The Countrywide Network, the UK’s largest broker network, has extended its Partner Broker initiative to include commercial business. The launch of Partner Broker Commercial is in response to continuing demand from Countrywide’s members and will provide a range of products covering the majority of brokers’ commercial needs. These include commercial combined, packages, property owners’, liability […]



September 19, 2007

Countrywide Extend Partner Broker To Commercial Lines

by Stewart Douglas

Story link: Countrywide Extend Partner Broker To Commercial Lines

The Countrywide insurance group has today announced its intention to widen the reach of its Partner Broker scheme to cover commercial insurance divisions, in line with rising demand from independent brokers nationwide. The insurance group is extending its focus on developing broker relations through opening a wider range of products to market, as it continues […]