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Stride Underwriting has been established for over 45 years and is now one of the leading wholesale insurance providers in the UK. We offer our network of over 400 agents and brokers access to property owners insurance schemes for every kind of let and commercial property, alongside a full range of supporting products such as rent guarantee insurance, tenants content insurance and tenant vetting services.

Our focus

We are dedicated to providing our agents with a first class service ensuring that we offer you and your clients the best advice, cover, competitive terms and better commission level than many of our competitors. Stride Underwriting provides brokers with bespoke cover for a wide range of commercial property such as blocks of flats, high-value housing and let properties.

Industry trusted, capacity is provided by binding authorities with a wide range of major UK insurers and our brokers also have exclusive access to our new MGA, Portus Underwriting.

Stride Underwriting has gone from strength to strength by offering brokers competitive rates and instant comparison quotes from the popular Stride Broker Portal, with no minimum agency support commitments and no policy fees. Stride Insurance Group takes pride in giving the highest levels of service in the industry, with prompt turnaround of quotes, expert underwriting and in-house claims fulfilment.

A brief history

Stride Underwriting is one arm of Stride Limited, a brokerage which includes Computerquote Insurance and Stride.

Founded in 1973 by Mel Stride, Computerquote Insurance was one of the first brokers in the UK to deploy computer-based insurance risk rating. for personal lines insurance. Alongside Computerquote, a separate commercial and property insurance business was created and Stride Limited was born.

Mel Stride retired from the business in January 2020, when Stride Holdings Limited was acquired by Lloyd & Whyte Group.