UK financial services group Britannic has awarded a 10-year outsourcing contract to French IT firm Atos Origin.

The deal will aim to support the planned merger between Britannic and UK life funds provider Resolution Life Group.

Atos Origin will provide data centre and print services to support the management of Britannic’s closed book policies. This includes continuous monitoring of the operation platforms using automated tools and managing the printing of all financial documentation, including checks.

To reduce our IT costs and get more value from our IT spend, we decided to rationalize our IT providers and appoint a single preferred IT partner, explained Steve Nesbitt, head of IT at Britannic.

The new agreement builds upon an existing relationship between the two companies.