SSP has formed a strategic partnership with QBE European Operations, the specialist business insurer, to provide brokers with access to a range of commercial lines SME products. These will be available to all brokers using SSP systems, including members of the Keychoice network.
With this new partnership, brokers can access a comprehensive range of high quality SME commercial products seamlessly through SSP technology, enabling them to save both time and money.
QBE is recognised for handling complex commercial risks and is now applying this expertise to the underwriting of SME products. This means SSP brokers and Keychoice members can benefit from real-time quotes from an award-winning insurer, reducing the time taken to quote and secure business and improve risk rating.
The first product for tradesmen went live in July, and will be complemented by office, property owners, mini-fleet and commercial combined products in the coming months.
Jason Moseley, Head of E-trading, said: “SSP already has a strong relationship with QBE Australia through the insurer division, and we are delighted to be extending this into the broker space.
“This exciting new partnership provides all our brokers and Keychoice members with access to a wide range of valued SME commercial products, which are delivered seamlessly through our SSP technology platforms.”
Dave Greaves, Head of FastFlow at QBE said: “QBE has ambitious growth plans over the next two years for FastFlow, our offering for small and medium-sized companies in the UK. Widening our e-trade distribution capabilities to include the SSP platform is critical to making these plans a reality and delivering market-leading e-trade solutions for our clients and brokers. So too is working with organisations with whom we share a common ambition to maximise e-trade capabilities, leverage relationships and share expertise.
“I am therefore delighted that we will be working with Keychoice to expand our offering to brokers using their SSP e-trade platform. Their extensive network will open up FastFlow to a further 800 UK brokers and, as the leading e-commerce provider to the insurance industry with a strong reputation for innovation, will ensure that we provide cutting edge e-trade solutions that meet the needs of brokers and customers in the future”.”