GWP less treaty: £2.6bn
Address:
3 Edridge Road
Croydon CR9 1AG
Telephone: 020 8686 3313
Fax: 020 8681 0512
Website:
Year established: 1985
Major shareholders: Wholly owned by Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Number of UK offices: Regionally the business operates out of various centres around the country
Number of UK employees (2002): 10,500


GWP less treaty: £2.6bn
Address:
3 Edridge Road
Croydon CR9 1AG
Telephone: 020 8686 3313
Fax: 020 8681 0512
Website:
Year established: 1985
Major shareholders: Wholly owned by Royal Bank of Scotland Group
Number of UK offices: Regionally the business operates out of various centres around the country
Number of UK employees (2002): 10,500
Main lines of business: Motor, home, breakdown cover, travel, pet.
Company history: Direct Line started from scratch in April 1985 with a single product, motor insurance. Now it has 13 million policies in force in the UK and internationally and a whole range of products and services.
Direct Line is part of the Royal Bank of Scotland, which in September 2003 completed the purchase of The Churchill Group from Credit Suisse.
Chief officer: Annette Court.