In depth research and documents on specific risks are now available at the new online insurance portal, DotRisk.

On the upgraded site, called Version 2.0, brokers, insurers, risk managers, policyholders and claimants will be able to carry out research before transacting business.

Chairman and chief executive Richard Fields said: “It is important for a successful transactional site to offer other facilities.

“Over time, people are not going to want to transact business in one place, get their news and background research from another and go somewhere else to do web conferencing.”