Broker launches iPod, iPad, iPhone and Blackberry app for FAConnect

Reinsurance broker Aon Benfield has launched a mobile device application for its FAConnect proprietary facultative reinsurance placement platform.

The application will be available shortly in Apple’s App Store for iPod, iPad and iPhone devices and BlackBerry’s App World.

According to the broker, launching the application widens the distribution channel for FACconnect as well as enhancing access for the platforms 350 current users.

FAConnect, which was launched around 10 months ago, allows ceding companies to connect directly with reinsurance markets. Aon Benfield claims users can quote and bind their facultative risk placements in under five minutes.

The platform, which currently accommodates 13 product lines, can still be accessed from any internet-enabled device, but the new application allows clients and markets to trade away from a desktop or laptop computer.