Online retail group Littlewoods is poised to expand its financial services offering, under the leadership of former Zurich senior executive, Dave Parry.

Parry resigned as inter-mediary devel-opment director in November after a management restructure at Zurich.

His return to the market will see him spearhead growth for Littlewood's financial service arm, Everyday Financial Solutions.

As director for insurance and joint ventures Parry will over-see Littlewoods motor, home, pet and payment protection business.

AIG New Hampshire underwrites the household book, while motor is administered by Heath Lambert and serviced by a panel.

Pet is administered by BDML and payment protection is under-written by Norwich Union.

The products will be distributed through the company's catalogue portfolio and online proposition.

This week the retailer said it aimed to double its online sales and merge its catalogue offering to concentrate on the Littlewoods, Additions and Marshall Ward catalogues.