Countrywide club success

A total of 36 brokers have signed up to Countrywide’s new commercial club with AXA in two months, equating to a support commitment of £3.6m GWP, Countrywide said. The arrangement gives members of the Countrywide network an opportunity to earn extra commission across all of AXA’s commercial product lines in return for an annual support commitment of £100,000 GWP.

First published on 13 June

NU’s third party deal

Norwich Union signed a deal with Clear Technologies to help improve the efficiency of its third party claims processing.

First published on 13 June

Sterling appoints Sweeney

Sterling Insurance Group has appointed David Sweeney as head of its personal lines division. Sweeney was formerly UK development director at Hiscox, responsible for managing the insurer’s UK regional branches and key broker relationships.

First published on 15 June

ACE trustee warning

Individuals could be deterred from becoming pension fund trustees due to growing concerns about the personal liabilities faced by trustees, ACE European Group has warned..

First published on 18 June

Aegis London appoints two

Aegis London, the UK-based subsidiary of Associated Electric & Gas Insurance Services (Aegis), made two senior appointments to the underwriting team of its Lloyd’s syndicate. Ian Green, formerly a power utility underwriter with ACE Global Markets, will join Aegis London, along with Luis Prato, former vice president, energy for Allied World Assurance Company (Europe).

First published on 18 June