R&SA opens Leeds office

R&SA has opened a new market site in Leeds to service brokers in Yorkshire and the North East. 14 key decision makers will focus on clients above £25,000 GWP for property, liability and motor classes

Zurich appointment

Zurich has appointed Richard Elliot as head of its European property investors business. Elliot will remain director of property investors for Zurich’s UK business, founded five years ago.

Corrie relaunch

Corrie and Partners has been relaunched as Endeavour Insurance Services following a management buy-out from parent company Corrie Bauckham Batts earlier this year. The Lloyd’s insurance broker, which specialises in property, specialist liability and film production insurance, began trading in May and has a premium income in excess of £35m.

ABC in SME launch

ABC Insurance, part of the LV= Group, has commenced trading with the launch of a new commercial combined product, targeting more than 4 million UK SME businesses. The product will be available exclusively via brokers.

Groupama buys broker

Groupama UK has completed the purchase of a majority shareholding in the Bollington Group for an undisclosed sum to increase its role in the UK’s SME insurance market.

Beazley launch

Beazley Group has launched a worldwide public liability and employers’ liability product for the event industry.

AXA Dutch sale

AXA has announced it is to sell its Dutch insurance operations, comprising 100% of AXA Netherlands, Winterthur Netherlands and DBV Netherlands, for a total of €1.75bn to SNS Reaal, due to the limited opportunities in the country.