Fortis has delivered growth across the board, with its home book growing 50% in gross written premiums (GWP) in the third quarter of 2006, compared to the same time last year.

Fortis plans to continue to build organic growth through expanding its range of products to appeal to a broader range of clients beyond its traditional over-50s market.

The insurer, which posted results taking into consideration its affinity deal with Age Concern, reported 15% year-on-year growth to £520.6m compared with £453.4m last year.

In household, GWP increased to £122.2m from £81.4m, while travel business delivered a 26% year-on-year increase to £48.4m from £35.8m. Private motor saw a 7% increase in the number of policies written with GWP rising 4% to £299.6m.

Commercial lines also continued to grow with GWP improving 12% to £47.5m from £42.3m.

Barry Smith, chief executive of Fortis, said the insurer's light commercial van product, Van Guard, had proven particularly successful, picking up 20,000 new policyholders in the past nine months.