SME expansion covers Lloyds bank customers

Allianz Commercial has expanded its UK branch network by opening a new office in Bristol that will provide dedicated support to the 850,000 small business customers of Lloyds Banking Group.

The team at the Bristol Insurance Centre is renewing 17 Commercial and Engineering products available to Lloyds’ customers.

The branch will be managed by Helen Bryant, a former member of the Allianz corporate management trainee programme, who will be responsible for leading the new team consisting of existing staff and new recruits.

Maidstone expansion

This development has also led to expansion of the Maidstone branch Small Business Team, now Allianz’s central unit for open market SME business. So far, 116 jobs have been created.

Helen Bryant said: “The ability to implement the developments required to service Lloyds’ customers so quickly represents how Allianz Commercial is delivering its capabilities and is testament to the professionalism of our people. The quality of our products and service, along with the financial strength of Allianz, make us a partner to do business with.”

David Martin, head of SME affinity and broker markets at Allianz Commercial, said: “These developments represent important steps in our long-term small business strategy and allow us to maintain our market-leading proposition across all distribution platforms. Our customers are at the heart of our business and we will continue to be responsive to their requirements.”