Groupama Insurances has completed the first step in an overhaul of its commercial and residential property policy, Optima Property.

The insurer said that the upgrades have been made in order to prepare the product for full software house integration to meet the acceptance criteria for full cycle e-trading.

Improvements include doubling the number of properties that can be covered on a single policy which will enable brokers the flexibility to obtain quotes on schedules with mixed property types online.

Groupama Insurances commercial lines director Malcolm Smith said that these are major enhancements and they have been made in direct response to broker feedback.

"They are designed to help smooth the process of securing cover on-line for multi property and multi business risks, giving brokers a vital competitive edge," Smith said.