£65,000 investment in site which returns quotes from three insurers

Arthur J Gallagher has launched its first quote-and-buy site for small blocks of flats through its Deacon brand.

The broker has invested more than £65,000 in creating the Deaconlink site for blocks of up to 20 flats.

Its policies are designed for blocks of flats where the directors of a residents’ management company manage the block, including its insurance, on behalf of their fellow leaseholders.

The site returns quotes from three insurers - Zurich, NIG and Covea - in as little as five minutes and the broker is authorised to issue policy documents and process claims on behalf of some insurers.

Deacon managing director Nigel Feast said: “Benefits include the instant and simultaneous display of premium prices from three insurers, quotes by email for fast comparison and all the convenience of 24/7 availability, plus the backing of Deacon’s personal service for enquiries, administration and claims - not a call centre.”

Gallagher bought Deacon as part of its purchase of Barbon’s property and commercial business in May 2013.