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Bluefin confirms Scottish acquisition

The broker has bought its fourth Scottish company of the year.

Broker | 20 Oct 2014

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Inverness and Aberdeen top the list.

Insurer | 20 Oct 2014

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Marsh and Willis are the next biggest brokers in the top 150.

Broker | 20 Oct 2014

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Regional review: Bristol’s back

The Bristol market is the key to unlocking the South West and, after years of pulling back, insurers are slowly beginning to realise it and return to the city, writes Caitlin Morrison

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Profile: Worthy winner

As Daniel Kinlan is named the Broker Apprentice 2014, Zurich's managing director of personal lines, Tim Holliday, tells Emmanuel Kenning how he decided on this year's winner

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In-depth: Rise of the SME

The SME tag covers a wide range of UK businesses and, as Siân Barton reports, brokers and insurers are coming up with innovative new ways to target the rapidly growing sector

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Power hour: Advising on SME

With the increasing use of technology in selling SME cover, our panel of experts still see a vital place for brokers to add......

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Video: Bristol regional review part two

Caitlin Morrison, senior reporter at Insurance Age, met with local brokers in Bristol to discuss the market.

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Broker Expo South: Hear from the delegates

Insurance Age meets delegates at Broker Expo South, which took place in Ascot last month.

Broker | 07 Oct 2014 secure | screening image

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Expertise Live: e-trading in the SME market

In this special video to accompany our roundtable discussion on electronic trading in the SME market, brokers and head of......

Insurer | 07 Oct 2014 secure | screening image

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Insurance Age is proud to present all the winners from this year's awards.

UK Broker Awards 2014

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Editor's letter - October 2014

It is always interesting when a “first” occurs in the broking market. The purchase of Folgate Insurance by APC Underwriting......

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The private motor fiasco

Insurers’ initiatives cost the industry over £5bn in extra losses and it must not happen again, says Tony Cornell

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Broking success: Learning to grow

DE Ford’s director Craig Walton tells Caitlin Morrison how the broker learned from its mistakes and why the firm values......

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Claims

As QBE looks to consolidate its claims functions into fewer locations, do broker prefer once central point of contact?

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Motor prosecutions: Protect your employees

Tough new laws have been introduced over the last few years to clamp down on dangerous and careless driving with penalties including large fines, driving bans and imprisonment for those caught breaking the law. As a result, any organisation requiring its employees to drive on business must ensure they drive safely and legally or risk a charge of corporate manslaughter if they are involved in a fatal collision.

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Ordnance SurveyFollowing last year's successful research study, Ordnance Survey undertook a follow-up study with the members of the Insurance Fraud Investigators Group (IFIG).

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