16. HASTINGS INSURANCE SERVICES
EAST SUSSEX TN39 3LW
TEL: 0800 00 1066
FAX: 01424 735730
EMAIL: CUSTOMER SERVICES@HASTINGSDIRECT.COM
WEBSITE: WWW.HASTINGSDIRECT.COM + WWW.HASTINGSDIRECT.COM
FEE AND COMMISSION INCOME (2004): £49.47m
PRE-TAX PROFIT: £10.41m
NUMBER OF UK BRANCHES: 3
NUMBER OF UK EMPLOYEES: 986
CHIEF OFFICER: DAVID GUNDLACH, CHAIRMAN AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Since the acquisition of People's Choice Europe at the end of July 2003, Hastings has contained two operating divisions: Hastings Direct and Peoples Choice.
The principal activity of the Hastings Insurance Services Group is the underwriting and broking of personal lines general insurance.
It operates out of three direct distribution call centres in Bexhill-on-Sea, Leicester and Manchester.
In seven years Hastings has grown to the present level of almost 750,000 policyholders.
MAIN LINES OF BUSINESS
Private car, motorcycle and household cover.
CHIEF OFFICER BIOGRAPHY
David Gundlach was appointed to his present position of chairman and managing director of Hastings Insurance Services in late 2002.
Since beginning his career with IBM, Gundlach now has over 15 years' experience in the motor insurance industry, along with in-depth knowledge of information systems.
Before heading the team responsible for the Hastings Insurance Services start-up, Gundlach was IT director at Admiral. He had a central role in the acquisition of Hastings Insurance Services from Aioi in 2002.