Online caravan quotes has added two new insurers to its panel giving caravan owners access to an online ‘quote and buy’ service. The addition of Fortis and Equity Red Star to the panel allows caravan owners to compare prices from a wide choice of top name insurers.

First published 13 August

ProtectaGroup chief

ProtectaGroup, Wales’s largest independent insurance broker, has recruited former Opus Holdings chief executive,

Ian Brice, as chairman. The former Welsh rugby player, Ieuan Evans, has been appointed as a non-executive director.

First published 10 August

New division launched

Chapman & Stacey has launched a wholesale schemes division and introduced an excess of loss liability product underwritten by QBE. The new product is aimed at the contractor markets, and has a minimum premium of £100.

First published 9 August

Hiscox buys broker stake

Hiscox has announced the purchase of 49% of UK professional indemnity broker and underwriting agency Allison and Partners Insurance Services. The deal includes an option to buy the remaining 51% in the future.

First published 13 August

Towergate wins award Towergate Partnership has been named as 2007 UK Private Company of the Year by readers of ACQ finance magazine.

First published 13 August

Hampden flotation plan

Hampden Underwriting has announced its intention to float on AIM and raise up to £15m through a subscription offer. Hampden Capital intends to invest £1m in Hampden Underwriting, the company said.

First published 10 August