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September 8, 2010

AXA encourages brokers with PartnerSpace

by Gill Montia

Story link: AXA encourages brokers with PartnerSpace

AXA Insurance has launched an online portal for independent personal lines brokers. The insurer claims that PartnerSpace is easy to use and offers brokers a secure forum for discussing business issues and ideas, with both the company and like-minded brokers. The social media site has been developed following feedback from brokers and offers a range […]



June 22, 2010

Allianz launches Defaqto broker comparison service

by Gill Montia

Story link: Allianz launches Defaqto broker comparison service

Allianz Insurance has launched an online comparison service for brokers, on its eBroker website. The insurer is making use of the latest Defaqto Compare comparison tool which uses a traffic light system to allow brokers to compare the cover provided by Allianz’s “Clear” household range against a number of providers in the UK. The move […]



April 30, 2010

Zurich launches Technology and Telecoms policy

by Gill Montia

Story link: Zurich launches Technology and Telecoms policy

Zurich has launched a Technology and Telecommunications product in the hope of winning customers within the fast-growing technology sector. The group’s UK Professional and Financial Lines team, which specialises in cover for breaches of professional duties, says the new offering can provide tailored cover for professional indemnity risks, including cover for privacy, network security and […]



April 29, 2010

Marsh launches EMEA trade credit practice

by Gill Montia

Story link: Marsh launches EMEA trade credit practice

Marsh has launched a Trade Credit Practice for Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The team is being led by Tim Smith, who was previously head of the broker’s UK trade credit practice. Mr Smith is being succeeded in this role by Iain Maitland, who moves from head of trade credit at the recently […]



April 16, 2010

Pitney Bowes launches Risk Data Suite

by Gill Montia

Story link: Pitney Bowes launches Risk Data Suite

Pitney Bowes Business Insight (PBBI) has launched a new product aimed at making rates and claims decisions faster and more accurate. Risk Data Suite combines geospatial datasets and historical information on a variety of perils including flooding, subsidence, crime and arson. It has the ability to analyse this data via PBBI’s MapInfo Professional location intelligence […]



April 13, 2010

Broker Network launches Countrywide Complete

by Gill Montia

Story link: Broker Network launches Countrywide Complete

Broker Network has launched Countrywide Complete, a new scheme that gives the network’s Countrywide members access to the same level of support enjoyed by its full members. The offering includes new insurance products plus a range of business services that cover compliance, HR, marketing, finance and IT. The group’s managing director, Nick Houghton, says: “In […]



March 13, 2010

Aviva launches “Little Book of Claims”

by Gill Montia

Story link: Aviva launches “Little Book of Claims”

Aviva has launched a series of online guides aimed at bringing brokers up to speed on the group’s claims process, so they can let policyholders know what to expect in the event of a claim. The series of six guides includes “The Little Book of Claims”, which explains Aviva’s overall claims service. The “Little Book” […]



March 9, 2010

Half of Britons unfulfilled at work

by Gill Montia

Story link: Half of Britons unfulfilled at work

Bupa’s “How Are You Britain” report indicates that almost half of the country’s workforce is less than happy. In a poll of over 2,000 people, 49% said they were feeling “unfulfilled” in their jobs, and 21% were annoyed by a lack of career progression. The health insurer is therefore recommending some simple changes that can […]



March 3, 2010

Halo launches with car rental excess cover

by Gill Montia

Story link: Halo launches with car rental excess cover

Halo Insurance Services has been launched today. The underwriting agency, which is backed by Bridges Ventures and Magenta Partners, will focus on niche personal lines offerings for both wholesale and retail customers. The firm has set out with a suite of car hire excess products available through brokers and affinity partners under the Halo Insurance […]



February 1, 2010

Higos launches PPI for tenants

by Gill Montia

Story link: Higos launches PPI for tenants

Somerset-based Higos Insurance Services has launched a payment protection plan aimed at tenants. The new policy covers rental payments in the event of unemployment or sickness and is available to private and social tenants, plus those still living at home and paying rent to parents. Cover can be extended to embrace a range of monthly […]



July 23, 2009

CFC launches new cover for online gaming firms

by Gill Montia

Story link: CFC launches new cover for online gaming firms

CFC Underwriting has launched Esurance Ice, a new policy aimed at online gaming companies and backed by Lloyd’s of London. The cover is designed to address the risks of operating in the current legislative environment and is available worldwide, excluding US claims. The firm’s business development director, Graeme Newman, comments: “By its very nature online […]



July 14, 2009

Aon France launches holiday rainfall cover

by Gill Montia

Story link: Aon France launches holiday rainfall cover

Aon France has launched an innovative travel policy that compensates holidaymakers whose vacations are “rained off”. The policy pays out if there are a minimum of four rainy days in any one week, according to a report from Reuters. The occurrence of rainfall is validated using satellite photography supplied by the French weather bureau, with […]



July 10, 2009

Adding1 launches Excess Protect

by Gill Montia

Story link: Adding1 launches Excess Protect

Adding1, the insurance marketing firm, has launched Excess Protect through its panel of UK intermediaries. The new product allows customers to keep motor premiums down by opting for a higher policy excesses, while protecting themselves against the risk of extra cost. According to Adding1 the policy will be of particular interest to brokers’ motor fleet […]



July 1, 2009

Marsh launches PI facility for major construction projects

by Gill Montia

Story link: Marsh launches PI facility for major construction projects

Marsh has launched a new project professional indemnity (PI) insurance facility designed for major construction projects with a value in excess of £25 million. According to the broker, the facility can provide limits of liability of up to £20 million for periods of insurance of up to 10 years and is available globally, excluding projects […]