Countrywide Plc engages in the provision of full service residential estate agency and property services. It operates through the following segments: Sales and Lettings, Business to Business and Financial Services. The Sales and Lettings segment supports customers across the residential sales and lettings market. The Business to Business segment comprises of all lines of business, which are delivered to investors, house builders, commercial businesses, corporations, local authorities and housing associations. The Financial services segment receives commission from the sale of insurance policies, mortgages, and related products under contracts with financial service providers. The company was founded in 1986 and is headquartered in Chelmsford, the United Kingdom.