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Legal & General announce new head of broker and intermediary

Among a flurry of promotions in its insurance arm, Legal & General has announced that Simon Hird (pictured) has been appointed as head of broker and intermediary.

Having previously worked as head of intermediary and overseeing the broker and affinity team, Hird will now focus on the distribution of general insurance products through intermediaries and brokers.

The financial services company also boasts that it has increased its support for intermediaries, with an expanded development manager team that “will be responsible for growing and strengthening its relationships with a number of key intermediary networks, including Intrinsic, Stonebridge and Mortgage Advice Bureau.”

On his new role, Hird says: “I look forward to working closely with the team to find innovative ways to provide efficient and smooth journeys for our partners and their customers to further grow our position in the market.”

Legal & General insurance chief executive Cheryl Aguis adds: “Under Simon’s leadership, Legal & General will look to expand our offering in 2018 with our partners and this is testament to our continued growth in the home insurance market.”

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