Insurer plans wide scale deployment of edge IPK’s technology to provide new and upgraded services to brokers and partners

Brit Insurance has selected an Enterprise License of edge IPK’s edgeConnect open presentation platform as a key element of its Britbord Service offering. Brit Insurance is expected to deploy edgeConnect to enable new services and products for distribution to all brokers, policyholders and internal users who use its Britbord service.

Reportedly, edgeConnect will provide the key integration with a web interface to Brit Insurance’s existing back office systems, delivering anywhere access to all internal and external users of Britbord.

Simon Cooter, UK Distribution Director at Brit Insurance, said: “We chose edgeConnect to enable us to provide a cost-effective, flexible and competitive offering as we develop the next generation of Britbord, our web-based system for selected brokers. Britbord’s fully-customizable offering, which has seen a significant increase in broker usage, is a key part of our e-trading proposition, particularly in the micro SME area.”

Mike Williams, CEO of edge IPK, said: “On behalf of the entire IPK team, I would like to thank Brit Insurance for selecting edgeConnect and for their confidence in our technology and our company. By enabling user-friendly and efficient sales and services on the web, edgeConnect offers the commercial insurance market the same expense savings and increased service levels achieved over the past 10 years by the personal lines market. With edgeConnect, insurers like Brit Insurance are able to easily develop and deploy enterprise level solutions defined by the business and integrated with existing IT systems, while retaining the flexibility to white label and re-brand as they wish.”

UK-based edge IPK is a provider of insurance solutions which enable a secure, browser-based, internationalised presentation layer to provide all distribution channels an ideal user experience.

Brit Insurance is an international general insurance and reinsurance group specialising in commercial insurance. The group writes a diverse portfolio of over 70 classes of insurance and reinsurance offering worldwide protection.