Link breaks last IT ties with the past

Link Insurance, on target to handle premium income of over £100m this year, has turned off the elderly IBM mainframe it inherited from Kiln - becoming one of the last companies in Europe to do so.

The underwriting agency has now moved onto parent Rubicon's AS4000web-enabled e-commerce platform, as well as to ReClaim - the Rubicon claims system acquired recently from Misys.

Andy Haynes, Link's chairman, said that, although some brokers had experienced system-related problems, they had been very

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