Insurance Age - 2010-08-03

Brokers demand 'safe harbour' from PPI storm

The Financial Services Authority (FSA) has come under increasing pressure to force insurers to share the burden of compensation claims resulting from the widespread mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI).

Broker buying spree continues

Brokers began the second half of 2010 in a flurry of acquisition activity with Bridle Insurance snapping up two buys and further purchases from MRIB and Cullum Capital Ventures (CCV).

Editor's comment - August 2010

If one good thing has come out of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) levy debacle, it is that brokers have shown there is only so much they can take.

Interview: Breaking the insurer mould

Groupama sits somewhere in the middle in terms of how it presents itself to brokers - as both a composite and a specialist. Allison Andrews explains to Martin Friel how the insurer's realistic approach maintains a balanced service.

Power hour: A cooperative coalition?

This month's power hour assesses the impact the Con-Dem Government has already had on insurance and debates how it will continue to influence the industry in the future. Liz McMahon reports.

Viewpoint: It's PPI payback time

After months of speculation, the letter has arrived. Andrew Welch explores just how hard brokers have been hit by this year's soaring FSCS levy as the FSA claws back cash to cover claims from mis-sold PPI policies.

All quiet on the North-western front?

The healthy competition between its two dominant cities, Manchester and Leeds, makes the North-west insurance market anything but quiet. Martin Friel profiles some of the region's key players

Polly C - the hottest insurance gossip

Since RSA began celebrating its 300th birthday, Polly has attended several of its soirees where its commemorative beer, brewed by Shepherd Neame, has been in copious supply. It was no different when she attended its launch of RSA online at the British…

Fears white paper proposal could hamper PMI

The coalition Government's decision to turn its back on its 'preferred provider' policy could pose a threat to the private medical insurance (PMI) industry, according to the Association of Medical Insurance Intermediaries (Amii).