Ark Insurance Group’s tradesman product, which covers 95% of trades, will now be made available to brokers of SSP. The former, in turn, will have access to high-quality brokers as part of the partnership.
Enhancing its tradesman panel, SSP has teamed up with Ark to allow its brokers to write a broader range of building and allied trade risks – including the likes of roofing and those in hazardous locations, as well as for individuals with adverse financial histories.
The collaboration also involves other products such as commercial vehicle and landlords.
“I am pleased to have partnered with SSP for the distribution of a number of our products,” said Ark Insurance Group managing director Rachel Gow. “Working with SSP enables us to trade with a large number of high-quality brokers that we wouldn’t otherwise have access to, all through a single partner.”
Ron Atkinson, distribution director at SSP, commented: “Given the current market conditions, I am delighted to be expanding our tradesman panel to enable our brokers to write a wider spectrum of commercial risks. With a large number of risks quoted for on referral, brokers can offer their customers cover tailored to their individual needs, even if they have an adverse credit history or are self-employed.”
All of the products will be available for e-trade.