Allianz Cornhill urges customer focused approach during 2006

Allianz Cornhill has urged brokers to focus on its performance in retaining customers during 2006, following a weakening in its financial results for 2005.

The insurer, which reported profits falling slightly from £210.6m to £206.4m, added that it was looking to increase its agency base by a further 185 brokers, having added 150 in 2005.

Andrew Torrance, chief executive of Allianz Cornhill put the insurer's poor performance in the personal lines market - when compared to its peers - down to th