Gross written premiums less treaty (2001): £241m

Provident Financial Group

Provident Insurance

Address: Halifax House, Ferguson Street , Halifax, West Yorkshire, HX1 2PZ

Tel: 01422 331166

Year established: 1966

History: Provident Financial acquired Halifax Insurance in 1978. In 1994, the company's name was changed to

Provident insurance. Provident is a private motor insurance underwriter that specialises in women drivers, older vehicles

and non-comprehensive risks.

Chief officer: Mark Collier

Biography: Collier was appointed MD of Provident Insurance in 2001. He joined in 1995, becoming operations

manager in 1999.

UK staff (average for 2002): 421

Main lines of business: Private motor, small commercial vehicles, uninsured loss recovery.