Bence, formerly of Markerstudy, was most recently with Complete Cover Group.
Provider says it has seen premium reductions in motor due to Covid restrictions as GWP slips slightly to £481m.
Direct Line Group reported that its commercial division, including NIG, delivered an increased operating profit of £43.6m.
Following its takeover by Intact, RSA's UK, Ireland, Europe and Middle East operations also reports gross written premiums of £2.3bn.
The Kidderminster-headquartered broker's specialisms include construction, motor trade, high net worth and unoccupied property and the deal brings 19 staff to Aston Lark.
Provider also records rise in GWP and an improved COR of 93.1%.
Experts note Bronek Masojada, who is stepping down as Hiscox group CEO later this year, has built a business focused on quality, but some want to see a stronger broker focus as they say successor Aki Hussain's challenge will be to "win back the trust" of…
Three Sixty is based in Bolton and is a specialist private client broker.
Topsail offers specialist boat insurance and adds to Ceta’s broker proposition in the space.
The consolidator now places circa £900m in gross written premium and employs over 1,500 people in over 50 offices across the UK and Ireland.
Brokers, insurers and industry experts discuss the main obstacles in attracting young talent and what the industry can do to solve its image problem.
MGA says existing customers are unaffected after insurer URV "temporarily paused new sales".
Newly appointed CEO, Liz Latter, tells Insurance Age about the company's new personal lines offering and how MGAs and brokers can work together to support customers.
Results for H1 show GWP drop as motor specialist prioritises profitability over volume, joins Saga panel and flags creation of temporary insurance product in H2.
Brokers say senior exits at the provider lead to “some concern but also some opportunity” as the insurer is slammed for focusing on larger corporate consolidator relationships in recent months.
Gallagher had been set to buy £3.6bn of WTW assets including Willis Re as part of Aon/WTW divestment plans ahead of their proposed combination.
The Dublin-headquartered business will operate alongside Ardonagh Global Partners with plans to expand across Europe.
The broker-focused tool maps progress across five areas.
Jackson Lee Underwriting's Dipesh Patel discusses how Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of using a broker and how brokers can help clients as international travel quotations pick up again.
Investors have given the tech-led premium finance provider a cash injection in a move that sees it set to challenge Close Brothers and Premium Credit for a top three position in the UK.
The broker launched Petsure which is designed to provide cover for cats and dogs regardless of pre-existing medical conditions.
Deal for Principal Insurance Ireland is the consolidator's fifth in Ireland this year.
The fraudster had previously pleaded guilty in June this year to fraud by false representation, money laundering, forgery and to the offence of being an unauthorised broker.
The watchdog, which announced new rules earlier this year, is canvassing brokers about their readiness to implement the remedies.