Broker relationships credited as helping growth

Fortis UK continues to grow its premium income, driven by its expansion into commercial lines and life protection.

The insurer reported a nine-month increase in non-life gross written premium of 6.1% to £617.1m, from £581.9m for the same period last year.

Its third-quarter results increased 5.5% compared with second-quarter results of £215.5m.

Chief executive Barry Smith said market conditions were “challenging”, but its broker relationships and multi-channel distribution had helped the company to grow.