Deal for Dublin-based Brassington Insurance is consolidator's sixth in the Republic of Ireland this year.
The MGA revealed that the new policy, which includes a Covid-19 cancellation feature, allows brokers to build flexible, customised travel cover for clients.
COR improved to 75.2%, while its lockdown rebate cost the provider £21.1m during the six-month period.
The High Street business, primarily known for personal lines, is targeting to become a top ten commercial broker. Head of the unit, Richard Easterbrook tells Insurance Age about the plans.
GWP in property & casualty went up to £1.5bn for the first half of 2021.
The division showed significant improvement in performance compared to the first six months of 2020.
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The insurer also delivered a 30% increased profit after tax for the first half of 2021.
Hoxton Insurance Services trades exclusively through brokers and is backed by Hiscox.
The motorbike specialist said the decision to create the new role at board level signals MCE’s ongoing commitment to customer-centric digitisation.
Provider points to continued impact from Covid-19 as well as competitive market conditions and the run-off of certain portfolios as it also reports a COR of 91.7%.
Bence, formerly of Markerstudy, was most recently with Complete Cover Group.
Provider says it has seen premium reductions in motor due to Covid restrictions as GWP slips slightly to £481m.
Direct Line Group reported that its commercial division, including NIG, delivered an increased operating profit of £43.6m.
Following its takeover by Intact, RSA's UK, Ireland, Europe and Middle East operations also reports gross written premiums of £2.3bn.
The Kidderminster-headquartered broker's specialisms include construction, motor trade, high net worth and unoccupied property and the deal brings 19 staff to Aston Lark.
Provider also records rise in GWP and an improved COR of 93.1%.
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Three Sixty is based in Bolton and is a specialist private client broker.
Topsail offers specialist boat insurance and adds to Ceta’s broker proposition in the space.
The consolidator now places circa £900m in gross written premium and employs over 1,500 people in over 50 offices across the UK and Ireland.
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MGA says existing customers are unaffected after insurer URV "temporarily paused new sales".
Newly appointed CEO, Liz Latter, tells Insurance Age about the company's new personal lines offering and how MGAs and brokers can work together to support customers.