Allianz Business Services Limited Joins Willis Commercial Network

Willis Group Holdings announced that the Allianz-owned company, Allianz Business Services Limited (ABSL), trading as Premierline, has joined the Willis Commercial Network (WCN).

Lancaster-based ABSL joins WCN as part of a deal that includes the sale of Willis’s Businesscare business located in Preston, which focuses on micro and small enterprises.

David Martin, director, SME markets, Allianz Commercial said: “Joining Willis Commercial Network and buying the Businesscare branch office is a natural next step, as we align our business model to meet the changing demands of the micro and small business market. We are looking forward to providing a more advice-based solution to the customers who require it and maximising the leads that we generate by running a panel of insurers.”

Commenting on the news, Sara Fardon, managing director of Willis Commercial Network, said: “I am thrilled to welcome ABSL to the Willis Commercial Network, and I look forward to working closely with them as they expand their business into this market.”

Steve Hearn, deputy CEO of Willis Group, added: “Willis Commercial Network is dedicated to servicing the small and medium sized (SME) business arena in the UK. This transaction supports that strategy and builds on our already thriving partnership of UK independent brokers.”

Source: Willis Group Holdings