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Pukka becomes first MGA to sign up to award winning SSP Intelligent Quotes Hub

Pukka Services, part of Freedom Services Group has signed to adopt SSP’s award winning Insurer Hosted Pricing Solution – Intelligent Quotes Hub (IQH) for rating, pricing and data enrichment across the whole of market broker distribution to support its impressive growth plans.

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SSP becomes a member of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA)

It’s an exciting start to the New Year for SSP, as they have signed up to become a member of the Managing General Agents’ Association (MGAA). Formed in 2011 as a not-for-profit organisation, the MGAA, and its board of directors and specialist committees focus 100% on shaping the future of delegated underwriting in the UK.

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Former MIB head chooses SSP for new venture

PEX Insure, the managing general agent (MGA) founded by Byron Shepherd, has chosen two separate SSP platforms to distribute its insurance products. Shepherd was formerly one of the heads of the Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB), responsible for services including MyLicence and the NCD database.

The MGA has chosen SSP Pure Broking to retail standard motor cover, with further products to follow. In addition, as PEX Insure has its own delegated authority, it has also signed up to wholesale insurance products through SSP’s brokers.

These wholesale products – including motor excess protection, guaranteed car hire and vehicle breakdown – will be made available via SSP’s commercial e-trading platform.

Ron Atkinson, Distribution Director at SSP said:
“I am delighted that, after working with various software houses at MIB, Byron has chosen to partner with SSP for his new venture and to adopt multiple platforms.”

Byron Shepherd, CEO at PEX Insure said:
“I know Ron and Adrian Coupland [SSP’s Customer and Marketing Managing Director] very well from my work at MIB. If I need to call them, I can, and they get things done.

“It’s important to be able to speak to the key decision-makers quickly. Ron answers the phone and gets on with what needs to be done. You don’t get that with other software houses.”