Access appoints Ignite Systems as digital trading partner

20 February 2018 – Ignite Systems (Ignite), a market-leading insurance software provider for insurance brokers and MGAs, has been appointed by Access Insurance Services (Access), an independent broker specialising in charities, church and non-profit group risks, as its digital platform provider. Access will replace its own specialist in-house trading system with Ignite’s web-based platform. Ignite provides significant operational and underwriting efficiency improvements. Operating on a single shared code base benefiting from ongoing seamless upgrades Ignite clients are able to launch specialist products, reach new distribution channels and adapt pricing quickly and efficiently, compared to other platforms.

Ignite was selected after an extensive and competitive tender process. One key requirement which Access set out was the ability to quickly obtain a wide variety of quotations from the specialist insurers with whom they chose to work. The Ignite platform facilitates this essential feature, providing the functionality to obtain and compare a range of quotations.

Commenting on the reasons behind the selection, Simon Hickman, Founder and CEO of Access Insurance, said: “Our business has always been about delivering a friendly, professional service to clients in specialist areas. As a growing company, increasing efficiency and reducing the administration burden on our team is crucial, enabling them to focus on delivering a great service to our clients. Ignite will manage many of the manual administrative tasks that we have been performing to date. We chose Ignite, based not only on their solution and capabilities, but also their company ethos and leadership. We want to create a partnership for the future and Ignite stood out as the right company to support our strategy.”

Toby MacLachlan, Managing Director at Ignite, said: “Ignite continues to build its reputation as a flexible and responsive partner in the InsurTech space. Enabling brokers to create operating efficiencies while effectively responding to new opportunities is a crucial part of what we offer. We are excited to be supporting Access in their plans for growth with a proven platform, industry knowledge, and an expert team.”

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For more information, contact:

Jennifer Tubi

Full Circle Corporate Communications

Tel: + 44 (0)207 267 7887


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About Ignite Insurance Systems

Ignite Insurance Systems is a market-leading insurance software provider, offering flexible, reliable technology for insurance brokers and MGAs. We provide end-to-end policy management, from quote & buy online to full-cycle EDI schemes.

We provide a complete back and front office system for insurance businesses: prospect capture, new business, MTAs, cancellations, renewals, rating engine, document production, taking payment, buy online, and integrated accounts.

We are unique in being entirely web-based and in using a single shared code base: so all our clients get upgrades every month.

Ignite Insurance Systems is a trading style of Ignite Software Systems Ltd.

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About Access Insurance Access Insurance Services are a firm of independent, Chartered Insurance Brokers, providing insurance broking services to clients in specialist areas including charities, churches, non-profit groups, housing and education.

Our focus is on delivering the professional advice our clients need in a friendly, approachable manner. Our company is growing quickly and we now serve over 12,000 clients across the UK. We pride ourselves in having expertise and depth of knowledge in our specialist areas, adding real value to the clients with whom we work.

We are a for-profit business, trading on social enterprise principles and aiming to give back £500,000 a year to charity by 2025.

Access Insurance Services is a trading name of Access Underwriting Limited

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