In 1996, CompuCar began trading. The premise was simple: to provide an easy-to-use online system that allowed users to enter details of their insurance risk and obtain an immediate quotation. This innovative facility opened up the way for online insurance quotations for a range of products in the years to come.
CompuCar was renamed CompuQuote in 2008 – to reflect a wider range of products that could be quoted for, including non-motor – and became part of The Bollington Group (Holdings) Limited. The Bollington Group had also acquired the wholesale broker FM Green in 2006, opening up the wider possibility of providing insurance on a wholesale basis to partner brokers.
Bollington Underwriting now serves a selection of UK brokers with access to products as diverse as care and charity insurance, motor trade combined insurance, self-drive hire insurance, agricultural vehicle insurance and microbrewery insurance.
The award-winning Bollington Group originally began trading in 1973, with its insurance broking arm, Bollington Insurance Brokers Limited, now one of the largest independent insurance brokers in the UK. Incorporating CompuQuote and FM Green into the group allowed Bollington to provide access to superior systems for wholesale broking, including access to a range of motor products.
The Bollington Group (Holdings) Limited is split into two main trading areas – Bollington Underwriting Limited and Bollington Insurance Brokers Limited. Bollington Underwriting arranges cover for other insurance intermediaries. Our service is an online offering making use of our excellent access to markets and buying power.
Using our bespoke advanced technology – developed over a number of years – we can offer quick quotations at the click of a button. We are innovators of software solutions for the insurance market and continually strive to develop new web-based products to satisfy the needs of our customers.
Our products offer a high degree of flexibility, allowing brokers to be able to place business as and when needed. With the added benefit of links to the DVLA and overnight MID updates on motor products – along with the ability to self administer policies – we offer a service designed to meet the needs of all brokers.
The future is exciting. More products are being added to the system all the time, with continual refinements to our existing product range, and new online quote and buy facilities in the pipeline. Please check our news feed for the very latest developments.