Arista extends web trade

Underwriting agency Arista has extended its online trading facilities to more brokers. The online trading platform was initially launched in February, but was available only to existing Arista brokers. The facilities will now be available to all independent UK brokers, subject to acceptance criteria.

Countrywide panel boost

Lloyd’s motor specialist Equity Red Star, part of Australian insurance group IAG, has joined Countrywide’s partner panel, increasing the range of specialist and non-standard insurance products available to the network’s 700 members, particularly in motor and fleet.