Zurich Insurance Ireland has opened branches in France, Sweden and Finland following the opening of the UK branch in May 2005.

The Dublin-based insurer, an EU-wide risk carrier for parent Zurich Financial Services’ Global Corporate business, specializes in offering insurance cover for cross-border risks and related services to European corporate customers. The new branches are part of the company’s strategy to expand its network within the EU.

Geoff Riddell, CEO of Zurich Global Corporate, said: This move sends a positive signal that we are serious about our commitment to growing our business in Europe and enhancing our product offering to our customers.