GWP less treaty: £3.3bn

Head office:

Zurich Financial Services, Mythenquai 2,

PO Box CH-08022, Zurich, Switzerland

UK address:

3000 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Hants PO15 7JZ

t: 01793 511 227

Year established: 1872 (Zurich Group)

Number of UK offices: 29 (general insurance only)

Number of UK employees (2003): 6,700 (general insurance)

Main lines of business:

Homes, motor, travel, high net worth, twins and multiple births, yacht and motor boats. Commercial property, liability, professional indemnity, fleet, combined insurance, risk services, new home building guarantees, public sector and bonds

Chief officer: Ian Stuart, chief executive UK general insurance

Company history:

Zurich Financial Services is an insurance-based financial services provider with a global network that focuses its activities on its key markets in North America and Europe. Founded in 1872, Zurich is headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland. Zurich has offices in more than 50 countries and employs about 62,000 people.