Insurance Age - 2009-10-05

The rate debate

Swiss insurer Zurich is the latest to attempt to push through rate increases. David Smith speaks to Martin Friel about his determination to make the increases stick and explains why he needs brokers on board to make it happen

Out with the old?

Following the Conservative's regulatory proposals, this month's power hour contemplates the future of the FSA. Louise Meeson asks if the insurance industry would benefit from regulation that differentiates it from the banking sector and examines how…

Making an impression

Despite their sound risk management knowledge and close client relationships, brokers are not always the obvious choice when businesses seek operational advice. Edward Murray explores how to stand out

Am I bothered?

How much do customers really care about risk management? Louise Meeson asks if the industry is tuned in to clients' needs or simply searching for ways to cut claims and rake in revenue

Shifting up a gear

The number of casualties on UK roads is at an all-time low, but now is not the time for complacency. Roger Ball explains how brokers can triumph in the motor fleet market by providing effective risk management advice

Brace yourself

While businesses have become more vigilant in preparing for the worst, insurers must make certain they provide suitable risk management. Liz McMahon explores how brokers are getting in on the act

Off the hook?

Louise Meeson delves into the murky side of legal expenses and asks why hold harmless agreements are still allowed to exist, especially given the industry's focus on treating customers fairly

Worlds apart

If the Conservatives come into power and the FSA is replaced, will the new body prove to be more than just a rebranding exercise? James Sharp calls for specific regulation within the financial services industry

Pass the baton

As the approved persons regime is tightened, Charles Maddocks highlights the personal risks run by directors of firms with appointed representatives