Co-op deal helps broker expand offering

Co-op Insurance said it has partnered with Lloyd’s broker, Miles Smith for commercial insurance products.

Under the agreement, Miles Smith will offer packaged products to SMEs, and more tailored insurance to large corporations and organisations that either have complex requirements, or are growing businesses with evolving needs.

Cover will be available for building trades, hospitality, landlord, retail, offices and surgeries and other businesses.

Miles Smith will also offer cyber cover.

Previously, Miles Smith’s business customers only had access to a limited range of commercial insurance products from Co-op Insurance provided by Aviva.

Fraser Edmond, broker distribution director at Aviva, said: “We have developed a strong relationship with Co-op Insurance, providing expert underwriting capability over many years. We are delighted to be continuing to work with them to ensure Co-op Insurance customers receive the highest standards of service from Aviva.”