Clare joins RBS from NFU
Allan Clare left NFU Mutual last week to join RBS Insurance as head of counter fraud solutions. His appointment is effective as of 22 January.

Sutton sells broker arm
Towergate has acquired Sutton Transmar from the Sutton Group. The broker specialises in haulage, removal and storage, freight forwarding and marine cargo risks, controlling more than £4m in gross written premium.

IGI links up with Temple
IGI Group has entered into a partnership with Temple Legal Protection to provide up to £10m of underwriting capacity for both before-the-event and after-the-event policies.

Rock wins travel deal
Rock Insurance has signed a three-year deal to provide travel insurance solutions to North East travel agency chain Dawson and Sanderson.

Kaupthing hires director
Premium finance provider Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander has appointed Steve Robinson to the part- time role of development director. Robinson was previously at Premium Credit. He has also worked for Close Brothers.

Repair boss scoops MBE
Steve Gelder, managing director of East Midlands insurance repair and renovation building firm Gelder Group, has received an MBE in the 2007 New Year Honours List

Ace revamps IT cover
Ace has upgraded its IT hardware and network security policy, available via SSP Sector and Acturis.

ComputerGuardPlus now incorporates cover for financial losses resulting from crime or accidental damage to data and systems. The policy also covers hacking, website defacement, denial of service attacks and viruses.