Brokers based in the US have become the latest intermediaries to be provisionally accredited by Lloyd's.

International Space Brokers from Virginia and the Hanleigh Companies in New Jersey, which provides accident, health, sports and entertainment insurance, are the latest companies to win the right to place business at Lloyd's.

London-based James Hampden Insurance Brokers and Market Insurance Brokers have also been approved, along with Camberford Law in Kent. The provisionally accredited Lloyd's brokers will be able to work in the 300-year-old market immediately.