AA Plc is a holding company, which engages in the provision of roadside assistance both through personal membership and business partnerships. It operates through the following business segments: Roadside Assistance, Insurance Services, Driving Services, Ireland, Insurance Underwriting and Head Office Costs. The Roadside Assistance segment provides a nationwide service, sending patrols out to members stranded at the side of the road, repairing their vehicles where possible, and getting them back on their way quickly and safely. The Insurance Services segment includes the insurance brokerage activities, primarily in arranging motor and home insurance for customers, its home emergency activities and its intermediary financial services business. The Driving Services segment contains the AA Driving School and the British School of Motoring as well as AA Drivetech, which provides driver training and educative programs. The Ireland segment competes in the same segment types as the AA UK business, with the largest part of its business being Insurance Services and Roadside Assistance. The Insurance Underwriting segment consists of a reinsurance company, which historically reinsured certain private motor insurance business which originate from the Group's Insurance Services segment. The Head Office Costs segment includes information technology, finance, property and other back office support functions. The company was founded in June 19, 1905 and is headquartered in Basingstoke, the United Kingdom.