This month Jason Reding takes to the hot seat. Executive Director of Curo Underwriting Services Ltd (Curo), an independently owned underwriting agency that offers a selection of fleet insurance products to brokers across the UK.
In a short sentence, tell us what you do in your current role?
As Executive Director of Curo Underwriting Services Ltd, I concentrate on operations and business development.
Did you choose the insurance profession or did it choose you?
I had two interviews on the same day … as an Artificer at the Royal Navy Careers office and for an Insurance Broker in the East End of London. I failed the entrance exam for the Royal Navy, but was offered the insurance job the same day.
What is something that people are obsessed with, but you just don’t get?
Definitely social media.
What is your biggest frustration with modern technology?
Modern technology definitely has its applications and indeed many of our products couldn’t function without it. But Curo are a people business and I am a people person. Give me a phone call or meeting in person every time.
What do you do when you’re not working?
Travel, motorcycling, golfing, DIY and currently building a saloon racing car. Bit of a petrol head if I’m honest.
What was the last book you read or movie/box set you watched?
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini. Incredible read and highly recommended.
Who’s your go-to band or artist when you can’t decide what music to listen to?
SEAL. Love his early stuff.
Past or present, which five guests would you invite to your dream dinner party?
- Ranulph Fiennes (understated legend)
- Edd China (Wheeler Dealers mechanic)
- James Hunt (F1 World Champion)
- Sebastian Loeb (won nine consecutive WRC World Championships)
- John Surtees (only person to win both Motorcycle and F1 World Championships)
I said I was a petrol head…
What is on your bucket list?
Go to every F1 race around the world. So far I’ve done the UK and Hungary, so still lots to do.
Finally, why should brokers consider using Curo?
Curo has a great range of products from mini-fleet to heavy haulage and everything in between, all of which are backed by capacity providers with strong financial ratings. Our philosophy is to listen to our brokers, understand their needs and tailor our enhanced, exclusive and non-transferrable policy wordings to fit.
All delivered with outstanding and personable service.
For further informations about Curo, speak to your Blink IS Business Development Manager or click here.
Full underwriting terms and conditions apply, please ensure that all of the contractual documentation is read and understood prior to use.
This service is provided by Curo Underwriting Services Limited. Curo Underwriting Services Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority under number 917708 and underwritten by a panel of insurers. Access to this facility is subject to approval by the product provider only. Blink Intermediary Solutions is not part of the approval process and is not the product manufacturer. Some products/facilities are not available in all territories. The intended recipients of this content are UK FCA-regulated insurance brokers. Full details of FCA authorisations can be found at www.fca.org.uk.