Insurance Age - 2011-02-02

The interview: The charisma in compliance

When Steve White joined Biba in 2004, he brought with him a unique understanding of the application of FSA rules to insurance broking. He has since gone on to be crowned Compliance Personality of the Year 2010. Liz McMahon reports

Zurich and joint Anglo-Liberty bid leading race for Quinn

Reports in the Irish press have indicated that there are two front runners in the bidding process for Quinn Insurance. The differing articles named Zurich and a joint Anglo Irish Bank and Liberty Mutual bid as leading the way. Previously, Travelers and…

Prime Professions hits back

Prime Professions has rejected claims it is struggling financially and had been in discussions with Aon about a takeover late last year.

Viewpoint: Changing tactics

The market is buzzing with talk about the introduction of variable commission on individual commercial policies. Malcolm Smith asks what the implications will be for brokers, insurers and policyholders.

News review: January 2011

Groupama announced its plans to transfer the Liverpool and Glasgow-based commercial motor accounts of broker Choice Quote to its sister business Bollington, as part of a restructure of its GUK Broking Services arm.

Your opinions: Brokers needed in fight against fraud

Insurance age welcomes your opinions via email, Linked In, the Broker Forum, Twitter and good old-fashioned letters. Send your views to Martin Friel, editor, Insurance Age, VNU House, 32 – 34 Broadwick Street, London, W1A 2HG or email him, martin.friel…

Power hour: A flood defence drought

The coalition has already announced that flood defence spending is to be cut. With the Statement of Principles due to run out in 2013 this month's discussion focuses on the possible impact for insurance. Emmanuel Kenning reports from Manchester.

Social media: A squeaky clean image

As the potential grows for customers to express their opinion across numerous platforms, so too does the importance of preserving your reputation online. Jon Ralph reports on broker use of social media.

Editor's comment - February 2011

As you are no doubt aware from this month's cover story, brokers are facing another year of heavy, heavy levies from the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

Mayer tasked with EMEA focus in London return

Igal Mayer has returned to London as Aviva's chief executive of Europe, Middle East and Africa. The move from CEO of the North American division comes a year after the implementation of the restructure, which saw Mark Hodges appointed to lead UK…