Aviva policies with GRP-owned brokers Sagar, Abbey Bond Lovis and McGrady will transfer to Zurich on renewal

Zurich will pick up the former-Aviva business of three GRP brokers.

GRP regional brokers Sagar Insurances, Abbey Bond Lovis and McGrady have entered into strategic partnerships with Zurich.

The insurer will underwrite significant commercial and personal lines portfolios for the brokers.

Mike Bruce, GRP’s chief executive for broking, explained the deal would be underpinned by strong customer propositions taking in policy coverage, claims and risk management.

He added: “GRP’s strategy has always been to create constructive relationships with insurer partners, customers and investors that enable all three stakeholders to benefit from our success, and we fully expect our partnership with Zurich to deliver on these fronts.” 

Aviva policies agreed through the three brokers will be transferred to Zurich on renewal in a partnership similar to the one recently signed between Allianz and GRP-owned Higos.

Graham Boffey, head of UK distribution for Zurich, said: “Sagar, Abbey Bond Lovis and McGrady put customers at the heart of their business – a commitment we share. Expanding the partnership we have with them is consistent with our long-term regional broking strategy.”