About Us

About Us


Touchstone Underwriting is part of the Seventeen Group which was formed in 1982. The Seventeen Group is a privately owned business with a desire to build one of the UK’s leading independent insurance organisations. Touchstone Underwriting was formed in 2007 and is a long established, fully regulated MGA.

  • We underwrite on behalf of a range of 'A'-rated insurers including XL Catlin, Aviva, Allianz and RSA.
  • Are based in Watford, Chelmsford and the City and underwrite on behalf of 'A'-rated carriers for brokers throughout the UK.
  • Specialise in four divisions: property & commercial, travel & tour, liability & construction and hospitality & leisure. Also, we offer schemes and DUA management.
  • Provide the ability for brokers to transact online for a range of products via our Broker Portal.

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Travel & Tour


Property & Commercial

Our Mission is to: 


Why Touchstone Underwriting?

  • Provide service “on demand” (agreed service level agreements promising reliable, quality service).
  • Have an IT Platform that improves efficiency for Brokers.
  • Be known as specialists in our trade sectors.
  • Be the Brokers first choice Underwriting Agency.
  • A dedicated broker support team, on call whenever you need them
  • Specialist underwriters who will provide a quick, efficient and friendly service - including visits to your offices if required
  • No administration or documentation fees
  • Fast and efficient claims service

Core Values:

Professionalism & Honesty in everything we do.

Customer Service is central to our culture. We believe in putting customers at the heart of our business, and always aim for excellent customer service.

Integrity underpins the way we work, communicate and act.

Loyalty is rewarded at both customer and staff levels. We want to work with people that want to work with us.

Knowledge & Experience is what we have in abundance in all our specialisms. Easy access to our knowledgeable and experienced Underwriters is what helps differentiate ourselves from our competitors.

Teamwork is the lynch pin that makes us a great team. We are all committed to each other.

Touchstone Underwriting Limited Trading Names:

  • Touchstone
  • Touchstone Underwriting
  • Tul
  • t-u-l
  • Shield Underwriting