Insurance Age - 2012-01-04

Products roundup: new year, 
new technology

The new year has blasted off with insurance once again looking to the technological future. Chubb has unveiled a cyber security insurance product for companies in Europe to cover financial losses in the event of a data breach.

A year to remember

Tony Cornell looks forward to the year ahead and predicts what 2012 holds in store for brokers

Broking success: driving growth

Gardners has used acquisitions and specialism in insurance for taxi drivers to drive growth, managing director Paul Goldsmith explains to Emmanuel Kenning

Give and take

When does giving or receiving gifts or hospitality become bribery? Jill Hambley explains

Winter warning

Ice and snow on commercial properties can present plenty of opportunities for landlords and tenants to slip up, explain Kelly-Louise Kirby and Helen Bridgman

Profile: Biba does Brussels

Distribution, European influence and a united voice for insurance are just some of the key areas new Biba chairman Andy Homer and CEO Eric Galbraith are focusing on, writes Martin Friel

The bottom line

Has a focus on the bottom line led to insurers and brokers in the SME sector knowing the price of everything and the value of nothing? City Slug asks

Products: Chubb launches cyber security product

Chubb has launched a new cyber security insurance product for companies in Europe that own or control confidential, personal, sensitive financial information or private health data. It is also targeted at companies that transact business via the internet.

Products: industry refocuses on online product offerings

Both ends of the broker product flow have seen a refocusing on websites to grow business in the new year. Connoisseur Underwriting, an MGA focused on antique and fine art dealers, auctioneers and collectors, has revamped its website with online product…

Review: online business

Optima Business Plan. 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

A fresh start

The New Year is a great time to set some personal resolutions and a perfect opportunity to set some SMART objectives for your business, writes Deborah Windermere

Market moves: restructures and resignations

The blood is well and truly covering the floor this month with three high profile departures and the sacking of an entire board. But there was better news for one of their peers who has found his way back into the market in double quick time. What has…

Reportage: Thinking big about smes

The difference between the small and the medium-sized businesses under the umbrella term SME can be very large and brokers need diverse tactics to target them both, explains Caitlin Morrison