Insurance Age - 2011-07-06

Cleaning up the wreckage

By adding value and flexibility to the claims process, we can help to repair the image of the motor sector, says Paul Hoyle

What would Lord Mansfield do?

Can the government fine motorists who haven’t insured a car that is off the road? It’s a question Tony Bridgland thinks was settled in 1777

A mis-selling disaster

If the PPI protection scandal leaves a bill for £10bn, it could turn into a battle for survival for many brokers, says Tony Cornell

Reportage: This time it’s personal

Personal lines is not a market in which you would expect to find brokers thriving, but the big budget aggregators and direct writers are not getting it all their own way, writes Edward Murray.

Trade in Dagenham

Emmanuel Kenning meets motor-caravan specialist broker 
Peter Cue, managing director of Victor Millwell, who believes his white label online offering will smash the £10m premium barrier

Market moves: Aviva moves fuel 
the rumour mill

Like a moth to a flame, broker attention this month has been grabbed by Aviva. The decision of Mark Hodges to move to Towergate has set the rumour mill into overdrive as to why exactly he took the leap. Meanwhile his replacement as Aviva’s chief…

SME proves lucrative for Westinsure

Westinsure, the self-proclaimed alliance of independent community-based insurance brokers, has created a range of SME deals for its members that currently transact more the £100m of commercial business.

Review: Help the aged

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Review: Protecting the protectors

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What next for construction?

With another underwriter pulling out of construction 
and a shift in the type of building work being funded, the sector is at a crossroads.

Balance of power

While many brokers believe commercial will outperform personal over the next year, insurers are still investing in personal lines.

A missed opportunity

Just having a website is not enough to attract traffic. Digital marketing expert Mike Berry issues a wake-up call to brokers