Neil Harrison joins commercial underwriting agency

Commercial insurance underwriting agency APC has hired Neil Harrison as underwriting assistant as it implements area rating and a new underwriting strategy.

Harrison joins from Bluefin, where he was a commercial SME underwriter. Previously he worked for New India Assurance Company and Capita.

APC's new underwriting strategy was launched in February following a year of planning and consultation with brokers. As a result of the introduction of area rating, the agency says rates for some risks in lower crime level areas throughout the UK and Northern Ireland have reduced significantly. Minimum premiums have also dropped by up to 40% for all SME products including shops, restaurants and offices.

“We are delighted that Neil has joined our team as we boost our underwriting resource in order to efficiently handle the expected increase in SME business following our extensive underwriting changes,” said APC underwriting director Ian Russell.