Barnett Banks, a pioneer in the insurance business, has started selling automobile insurance throughout Florida, and has more offerings on the horizon.

The Jacksonville-based bank began offering auto insurance to Florida customers last month, said Richard H. Jones, chief asset management executive at Barnett. The bank will begin selling homeowners insurance later this summer, he said. American Express Property Casualty underwrites the auto insurance, and will be the homeowners product carrier, too, Mr. Jones said.

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