London-based insurance brokerage Jardin Lloyd Thompson Group,plc, said it is establishing the Thistle Underwriting Limitedinsurance company to provide underwriting services for itsinternational group.

In a statement JLT said the development of the underwriting armfollowed strategic work undertaken by the group that has identified“a substantial business opportunity for JLT” to develop aninsurance distribution channel.

JLT said it is able to create the underwriting company becauseof advances in technology that streamline business and information,“eliminating the current areas of duplication between carriers andbrokers.”

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