Insure4Retirement (I4R) announced it is rebranding to Gallagher, in a move that is set to provide it with the “strength of a global broker”.
I4R was founded in 2004, and has been part of the Gallagher group of companies for several years.
The group has now confirmed it will now assume the Gallagher branding, while remaining the “same company with the same dedicated team specialising in home, motor and travel insurance, just with a new name and a new look”.
Founded in 1927, Gallagher is now one of the world’s largest insurance broking, risk management services and consulting firms.
It currently has a regional UK-wide office network in more than 50 locations, delivering global capabilities through local community relationships.
I4R will begin to integrate with the group from 21 September, when Gallagher will start to become responsible for providing insurance broking and ancillary services to I4R customers.
The insurer said the purpose of the transfer is to streamline the corporate structure of the Gallagher group of companies and fully integrate the business of I4R within the group.
It added that the integration would enable clients of the combined businesses to benefit from a broader range of products, services and benefits.
In an open letter to its clients, I4R said: “The purpose of this letter is to let you know how that integration into Gallagher will take place, as well as to confirm that these changes shall start to take effect from 21 September 2020.
“Please be reassured that you will receive the same great service and products as we have always provided, all under the Gallagher branding now instead of that of Insure4Retirement.”
It added: “The first time you transact business with us after the Effective Date (either your next renewal or if you need to make a mid-term adjustment), you will notice that all communications, documentation and other literature that you receive will reflect the name and logo of Gallagher.
“I would like to emphasise that there will be no change in the way that business is conducted on a day-to-day basis. There will be no change to the way in which claims will be handled or reported.”