Insurance Age - 2011-12-07

Get online

If you haven’t got your web site sorted out yet, now is the perfect time to go online, explains Richard Stevenson

Profile: Making the grade

Moving Groupama away from its grey man reputation to become a niche specialist was a risk, UK CEO François-Xavier Boisseau tells Emmanuel Kenning, but one worth taking

Winners and losers

If the ban on referral fees goes ahead next year, the repercussions could 
be felt throughout the industry, explains Tony Cornell

Product roundup: ‘Tis the season to tackle cyber crime

While it may seem incongruous to raise such matters in the season of goodwill, this month’s products and schemes pages are dominated by cyber crime, fraud, litigation and a change at Biba’s oldest scheme as the association dispensed with Sterling’s…

Review: Motoring along

Motor Fleet from Axa. 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

Under the radar

Lorica’s chief executive officer Matthew Bray and chief operating officer Carlo Marelli have been building solid foundations and are ready to break cover, they tell Emmanuel Kenning

Editor’s letter - December 2011

“Hopefully, most of you will have cut out the fat from your organisations and got your business prepared for another year or so of lean times”

Voice of the broker

Lord Turner’s views on the regulation of the market will undermine the future of the broking industry, says Ashwin Mistry

Power hour: Commercial challenge

The market constantly bemoans commercial rates and the sector seems to be struggling. So, what will be the main challenges in commercial lines in 2012 and how is the Scottish market facing up to them? Martin Friel finds out

Reportage: And a happy new year?

A tough 2011 looks likely to be followed 
by another 12 months to forget, but 
there are some things to look 
forward to, writes 
Caitlin Morrison

Market moves: Dave new world

For the first time in a long time Scotland had a relatively quiet month, although Glasgow welcomed a new Mitsui Sumitomo branch. The insurer also made a senior appointment in Manchester, which was quite a hub of activity in November, with Arista and MMA…