Insurance Age - 2012-03-12

Broking success: Clear thinking

Howard Lickens, CEO of Clear Insurance Management, tells Caitlin Morrison of the importance of acquisitions, the benefits of Brokerbility and how the business coped with the introduction of the FSA

Reportage: Personal targets

Personal lines brokers are seeing massive changes in the motor, household and travel sectors. With no 
let-up in sight, where do the opportunities lie in the months and years ahead? Edward Murray reports

Market moves: Mad for it

Last month things went a bit mad in Manchester, with two insurers and an MGA creating brand new teams in the city. There were numerous other appointments across the insurance spectrum, and what most of them had in common was the city that gave us Oasis.

Free to compete

The advent of real-time pricing could free brokers’ hands and create a more level playing field

Products roundup: A little 
bit of everything

It’s a bit of a mixed bag this month but the old cliché tells us that variety is the spice of life – we’re not sure how spicy the products and schemes are but there should be something for everyone.

Review: Living the high life

Aqua: three: 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

Brokers
 on the 
brink?

Administrations, threatened product pull-outs and agency culls have sparked brokers’ fears over the future of the market

FSA on tour

The FSA is touring the regions to ensure regulated firms are up-to-speed with governance and risk awareness, explains Barry Woodward

The Broker Business Club: Meeting of minds

Insurance Age has once again teamed up with Zurich Insurance to hold a series of Broker Business Clubs where some of the most influential insurers, brokers and stakeholders address and tackle the issues that matter to the modern insurance market. The…

The state we’re in

If the UK is to avoid another economic crisis in the near future, insurers and the government need to join forces to tackle flood insurance, says Tony Cornell

In-depth: Going global

With clients increasingly prepared to export to beat the economic downturn, brokers must be ready to think internationally, writes Edward Murray

The problems with money

Brokers need to be prepared for the forthcoming changes to insurance money rules. David Roberts outlines four areas the industry should be focusing on

Profile: Simply stated

Simply Business CEO Jason Stockwood tells Andrew Pearce why he is so confident in the broker’s technology and market offering

Social responsibility

Social media can be a blessing and a curse for businesses but, managed correctly, the benefits can be great, explains Peter Done

The rise of passporting insurers

Does anyone care about the ease with which overseas insurers from jurisdictions with less stringent regulation can set up shop in the UK? Stuart Reid asks

Market moves: Networks in the news

There was a lot to admire in the broker-related market moves last month. Networks decided en masse to grab their share of the limelight. Having delivered a quiet quarter or so they certainly achieved it by bursting back into life with one appointment in…

Review: Building confidence

Home & Legacy Building Works Extension. 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