Despite the good news, director Polly Staveley warned of competitive pressures and consolidation.
COR did decline to 98.8% as Lloyd's puts transformation plan in place and vows to tackle sexism at the insurance market.
Insurance Age has published the results of its annual study into the top 50 brokers in the personal lines market.
GWP also increased for the legal expenses provider as the business reveals a number of management changes.
Organisation says it received proceeds of £21.0m from the sale of the Aldermanbury building.
CEO Brendan McCafferty says business is set to invest as it reports growth in adjusted Ebitda, broking revenue and GWP.
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CEO David Ross reveals plans for Ardonagh to double in size in the next three to five years, as results for the first half of 2019 show growth in retail and broking segments.
Broking giant also posts growing income as a result of the deal to buy Swinton.
The Broker Network owner, which also posted a loss for the year, made a number of large deals including Saffron, Compass, MCM and Lockyers.
Broker posts turnover of £27.4m and reveals plans to develop its First Van brand and telematics offerings.
Insurers have revealed the impact from the change in the discount rate to -0.25%.
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Provider reveals a flat GWP and an improved COR of 94.3% in its international division, which includes the UK, for the first half of 2019.
Chief executive Steve White pledged to use the surplus to benefit Biba members.
Provider posts modest turnover and profit rises.
But turnover increased slightly at the Norwich-based broker.
CEO of general insurance Colm Holmes says life and GI split is going "smoothly" and discusses premium drop in "choppy" personal lines market as MD of intermediaries Phil Bayles pledges that Aviva will not exit any business lines.
The COR improved more than 9% points as UK CEO Tulsi Naidu expects to see growth stabilise going forward from efficiencies rolling through to the results.
Results for the first half of 2019 show decreased profit and an £8.4m Ogden hit as company reports growing GWP.
Provider says results were impacted by bringing the GI business together with UK Digital, as it moves ahead with its cost reduction plan.
UK CEO Andy Watson says insurer is to focus on growth after restructuring and exiting unprofitable schemes, as he discusses why he does not think the government has "covered itself in glory" when setting the new discount rate.