Fortis Insurance is honoured to accept Motor Insurer of the Year for the fifth time. Our continued commitment to provide service excellence and offer a quality product is key to our success in this fiercely competitive market.

The strength of our partnerships and commitment from our intermediaries are fundamental to our success, by sharing an approach that keeps the customer central.

As part of a process to continuously improve the Fortis Motor Guard offering, there have been a number of underwriting improvements this year and we now cover a wider range of risks than ever before.

We continue to write profitable motor business, even during the softest of markets where price and customer expectations have been put under pressure. In addition, the success of the commercial van product, Van Guard, has made a significant contribution with over 20,000 policies written in the first nine months of operation.

Building on our record of out-performing the market in previous years, Q3 2006 results showed a 7% increase in the number of private cars covered, and we have now insured in excess of 1.5 million cars which exceeds end-of-year expectations.

Our low unit cost of production approach to business efficiency has helped us stay profitable and highly customer focused.

A key Fortis belief is that our core service proposition is not outsourced and our UK based in-house servicing teams give us flexibility and speed of response. This is combined with market leading expense control to meet constantly rising customer expectations.

We take this opportunity to say thank you to our business partners for their continued support and to our staff for their hard work and loyalty.