Broker Network launches exclusive e.Trade products on Powerplace SME

As part of a long term commitment to Open GI and Powerplace, Broker Network has broken yet more ground with the development of three Countrywide branded e.Trade products, for its commercial lines members.

Countrywide-branded products, which are exclusive to Broker Network members using the Open GI platform, are designed to assist with business growth and give members an edge over competitors. Until now, Countrywide products have been purely personal lines orientated. Early in 2015 Broker Network and Open GI agreed to develop the Countrywide product set into the commercial lines SME arena for the first time.

For the most recent launch, Broker Network worked alongside strategic partner, AXA to deliver three new and exclusive Countrywide-branded e.Trade products; Tradesman, Property Owners and Professionals, on PowerPlace SME.

“We’re working hard on delivering our promises. Over 350 of our members use the Open GI platform so we’re keen to assist them by developing products that give them a competitive edge.”

Commenting on the developments with Open GI Andy Fairchild, Broker Network’s CEO, said:

“The longstanding relationship we have with Open GI is going from strength to strength and we are continuing to break new ground with e.Trade product development. We want to continue to work together into the future by developing innovative solutions for our members.”

Commenting on the developments with Open GI Andy Fairchild, Broker Network’s CEO, said:

“We are delighted to be able to support Broker Network in the development of commercial lines products for its members.”

Chris Guillaume, Open GI Group CEO, added:

“The commercial lines distribution market is continually evolving and as a business we endeavour through our new PowerPlace SME proposition to provide brokers, including Broker Network members, with an integrated solution that provides flexibility, choice and a good range of products.”

Chris Guillaume, Open GI Group CEO, added:

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Beth Ash
Broker Network Head of Communications
T: 01423 554133
M: 07725 308111

Notes to Editors:

Broker Network represents the largest network for insurance brokers in the UK. The brand remains the leading proposition in the market in terms of size and breadth of service with more than 600 members. For more information, please visit or follow us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

For more information about Open GI, please contact:

Helen Andrews
Group Head of Marketing & PR

Notes to Editors:

Open GI is one of the leading technology partners to the General Insurance industry. Open GI provides a range of configurable insurance software to insurance brokers, underwriting agencies, insurers and MGAs in the UK and Ireland.

Its digital insurance solutions, which includes Mobius and Core, provide multi-line, multi-channel, multi-brand trading capability complemented by innovative eCommerce and mobile technologies.

Open GI is part of the Open International Group and has 550 staff across offices in Worcester, Dublin, London, Winchester, Milton Keynes, Skopje and Krakow.