Mercia Underwriting teams up with ARAG on Commercial and Property Owners business

25 May 2018

New MGA Mercia Underwriting has selected ARAG’s commercial and landlord legal expenses products to integrate into its commercial and property owners binders.

The commercial cover is based on ARAG’s Essential Business Legal policy, while the property owners product allows brokers to offer cover to landlords with mixed portfolios of commercial, residential and holiday property, under a single facility.

“Legal expenses is an integral part of our proposition,” comments Mercia Underwriting Managing Director, Mark Hands. “but the market tends to be very much one-size-fits-all. Even though Mercia Underwriting is effectively a start-up, ARAG has been very responsive and happy to shape their products to suit our needs.”

“The markets we’re targeting are highly competitive, so differentiation is key. Offering clients an extensive legal protection product that gives them legal advice over the phone and access to digital legal services, will really help us to stand out while keeping premiums very reasonable.”

Mercia Underwriting was established this year and has its headquarters in Birmingham.

“We’ve had a lot of success working with our fellow MGAs, over the years” adds ARAG’s Broker Business Manager, Matt Warren “Mercia Underwriting is a dynamic new business that clearly knows its markets and knew what they wanted from a legal expenses provider.”

“I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to deliver that and give Mark and his team something that will help them differentiate their proposition and offer clients cover that is both easy to understand and valuable to their business.” 


Rachael Wornes, Marketing Manager, ARAG UK, 0117 917 1578, 

Paul Jacobs, Director, Consultable, 079 0982 1731,

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