Insurance Age - 2011-09-07

Reportage: Path to protection

Brokers have to embrace professionalism and improve placement procedures if they are going to protect both clients and themselves from crippling liability claims, explains Edward Murray

Products roundup: Blanc divorces simple from complex at Axa

Amanda Blanc’s long-awaited strategy for Axa Commercial is unveiled this month and she is confident that it is what brokers want and need from an insurer. The division of simple and complex risks certainly seems to make sense and brokers may welcome the…

Review: The wheels on the minibus…

QBE Minibus Plus. This product has been reviewed by brokers and rated from one to five stars, based on the policy’s key benefits. * = Poor ** = Average *** = Good **** = Very good ***** = Excellent

How to… plan for broker PI cover

▶ Prior to regulation by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) when professional indemnity (PI) cover became compulsory for general insurance brokers, very few firms purchased the cover. It could be argued that this is because at that time the industry,…

Getting back to growth

Small business confidence has slumped but recovery relies on creating an environment 
more conducive to growth, writes John Walker

After the riots

Rioting in August took the country by surprise, but the insurance industry responded well, experts say

Farewell to the pool

The Assigned Risk Pool will eventually close in 2013, but entrants to the solicitors’ PI market are already trying to exploit this

Boardroom equality

Making boardrooms more equal is not just the right thing to do, 
it could also have business benefits, explains Peter Done

Power hour: High on the agenda

High net worth clients are not feeling the global downturn as much as others and are placing ever greater demands on both brokers and insurers, reports Emmanuel Kenning

Market moves: All the fun of the fair

Summer is traditionally the time for going on holiday. The urban legend is that September follows as the month with the highest number of resignations. People coming back have reflected, probably on a beach, that they did not enjoy their job and become…

What’s the Big Idea?

In May this year, Insurance Age teamed up with Axa Personal Lines to launch the Big Idea at Biba 2011. Broker entrants from across the UK submitted 100 words detailing what their Big Idea was and those that held the most promise have been asked to submit…