This time last week I had the pleasure of opening the UK Broker Summit 2014 where sixty brokers and five insurers and technology experts got together for a series of roundtable meetings.
As inevitable as death and taxes, results season has rolled around again.
On the face of it, RSA's new boss Stephen Hester has endured a baptism of fire at the insurer.
Ghost-broking, who is to blame?
It’s about time some more network gossip did the rounds, and last week it was a pretty juicy story that hit the Insurance Age newsdesk.
On the eve of the Six Nations an England rugby legend has made a timely appearance in the world of insurance broking.
This week brokers were hit by a predicted 15% increase in the FSCS levy for 2014/15.
Biba published its manifesto this week, and the theme is 'Delivering for customers'.
The completion of the PwC review into the claims and finance issues uncovered in Ireland two months ago brought an element of closure to the insurer's recent stint in the spotlight.
In undoubtedly the least scientific survey undertaken by Insurance Age this year, I’ve been asking punters at the Nags Head who should be the next CEO at RSA.
This is my sign-off blog for 2013. It’s also the morning after the Insurance Age Christmas party, so I am going to take the easy route and cast my eye back over the past year.
For the lovers of list making Christmas is an annual highlight.
In the grand scheme of results, a company's Q3 figures rarely compete with the detail and interest thrown up by its full or half-year numbers.
And so it begins again ...
So when is business as usual not business as usual? The answer was clear at the Broker Expo in Coventry yesterday.
Reading the Chartered Insurance Institute's (CII) latest skills survey was like perusing the morning paper's following an England football match.
Towergate just can’t stay out of the spotlight.
The rumours that pretty much everyone is looking to buy RSA made for an exciting day on the Insurance Age editorial desks this week.
This week the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) confirmed it now has the power to publically name firms under investigation.
In terms of the most commented on stories on Insurance Age, never before has there been such a clear frontrunner.
It is really irritating when a couple of days before you get around to it, someone else writes the blog you were planning on writing.
Strolling across the floors of yesterday's Broker Expo South a clear sense of optimism and vigour among brokers and insurers was in the air.
Arthur J Gallagher has kicked off its long-awaited spending spree it would seem.
Not quite the rumble in the jungle or the thriller in Manila. But wow what a punch up this week.