Insurance broker supplies online quotes after network upgrade

Insurance broker Swinton Group has started supplying online insurance quotes to visitors to its 450 shops after completing a £1.3m network upgrade.

Insurance broker Swinton Group has started supplying online insurance quotes to visitors to its 450 shops after completing a £1.3m network upgrade.

Employees in Swinton’s shops recommend insurance products from a panel of insurers. The new network allows in-store customer advisers to access its online panel of products and make recommendations more speedily.

Before it hired telecommunications supplier Thus to build the £1.3m network, Swinton had relied on a dial-up system.

Swinton’s strategic development manager Rob Davidson said, “Thus has been able to accommodate a further 95 sites to our original roll-out plan at short notice and without massive upheaval.”

The network consists of two 100Mbytes connections with Ethernet access.

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