Insurance Age - 2011-03-02

Market moves: Recruitment drive shows positive outlook

The actions of the insurance industry seem to indicate it is refreshingly optimistic about the prospects for UK plc. Despite the phrase 'double-dip' re-entering the popular consciousness, insurance has stormed ahead with determination to grow its way to…

Editor's letter - March 2011

Well, it's different isn't it? It's taken a lot of thought, time and energy to get to this stage and, thankfully, we're all really pleased with the results of the new Insurance Age.

Polly C - the hottest insurance gossip

The regulatory oar It's no secret that the regulator is taking a more intrusive approach to its duties but word has reached Polly that a number of larger broking firms have been receiving particular and rather costly attention.

Reportage - SME: a blossoming romance

The SME love affair has been flourishing for a while, but what does the term actually mean? With nearly all UK enterprises falling into this category, Liz McMahon explores the sector's diverse needs.

Profile - Henry Engelhardt: Admiral of the fleet

Henry Engelhardt was at the bow when the Admiral ship first set sail and he led the company onto the stock exchange when it floated in 2004. Emmanuel Kenning talks to the CEO about claims, pricing and the source of great market envy - the provider's COR.

Reportage - SME: SMEs under the regulatory spotlight

The risks that the SME sector faces on a daily basis have increased significantly over the past 10 years. Rising regulation and an increasingly litigious society mean that such businesses are facing an ever-growing rate of claims often not covered by the…

HNW: a stealth attacker

High-net-worth clients are often well protected against potential theft but may find more common threats such as water and accidental damage catch them off-guard, writes Edward Murray.

Products & schemes: Feedback prompts PPU

Staysure.co.uk, a provider of travel insurance for over 50s, has unveiled a unique Passenger Protection Upgrade (PPU) package that offers £25,000 travel legal dispute cover, £3,000 end supplier failure cover and double the missed departure benefits.