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Broker QT: Olympian Edwards says disclosure lessons could be learnt from IFAs

Olympic triple jump gold medalist Jonathan Edwards is the latest big name to weigh into the transparency debate, admitting that on the surface his broker appears less professional than his IFA.

Broker | 01 Aug 2014 | screening image

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Benenden acquires Edinburgh broker

Keegan & Pennykid bought for undisclosed sum.

Broker | 01 Aug 2014


Axa Group posts €100m revenue growth in UK & Ireland

Provider's CEO lauded highest first half group earnings in company's history.

Insurer | 01 Aug 2014

Paul Geddes

Direct Line sees GWP fall while profit grows

Provider said premium reduction reflected "disciplined underwriting".

Insurer | 01 Aug 2014

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Axa UK and Ireland insurance COR improves to 98.2%

Insurer reports rise in underlying earnings to £118m.

Insurer | 01 Aug 2014


Sandy Dunn joins Markerstudy in markets development role

Appointment follows recent acquisition of Supercover.

Insurer | 31 Jul 2014

Ian Parker Equity

ERS turns profit for first time in five years

Insurer's chief exec says improvement was hard fought.

Insurer | 31 Jul 2014


Gibbs to lead as Motability director at RSA

Insurer announces four new appointments in commercial lines.

Insurer | 31 Jul 2014


FCA creates new general insurance director role

Regulator has increased senior management to help with "increasingly demanding agendas".

Insurer | 30 Jul 2014

Dave Smith

Dave Smith to remain as Zurich CEO until April 2015

Smith stepped into the role following departure of Steve Lewis.

Insurer | 30 Jul 2014

Revolving door

Arista's Birmingham chief replaces Fusion regional manager

Scott Hallett moves across to Bristol branch.

Insurer | 30 Jul 2014

A J Gallagher chief executive Patrick Gallagher

Gallagher spent $16m on acquisition integrations in Q2

Broker saw revenues and earnings increase in the three months to 30 June.

Insurer | 30 Jul 2014

Dan Glaser Marsh

Marsh profits jump 11% for Q2

Global broker delivers second quarter revenues of $3.3bn.

Broker | 30 Jul 2014

Dominic Casserley

Willis UK retail figures decline in second quarter

Company reports overall growth in Willis Insurance UK as “mid-single digit” fall in retail was offset by other units.

Broker | 30 Jul 2014


Carole Nash launches motorbike travel cover

Travel insurance designed for motorbike riders abroad.

Products | 29 Jul 2014

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