For the past few years telematics has been touted as the future of motor insurance and the solution for young drivers in particular.
The Consumer Insurance Act is less than a month old but already broker alarm bells have begun ringing.
Monday – 8 April – Day 1 Having checked into my hotel in Guildford on Sunday night I started the day with the short drive to the Allianz office.
Aviva has moved to quash rumours of branch closures in the regions.
Losing Janice Deakin to Gallaghers is a body blow to Aviva and their relationship with brokers. No matter how they try to dress it up.
Judgement Day… So we come to the final session and my decision.
In some respects the interviews were meant to be the toughest assignment of the lot. I was trying to put them on the spot but without destroying them.
This was a great task for the apprentices because it actually tested their imagination and their entrepreneurialism and it did so in a practical way.
I set this challenge because as an industry we face the real problem that insurance isn't perceived as being ‘sexy', particularly by the young.
I thought this was a good task for the young brokers because I suspected regulation is an area which they haven't had much to do with in the past.
This first task was a good task for the final five to start with as it’s very much what they do every day: they see clients, ask questions, understand the clients’ needs and then (hopefully) offer the right insurance solutions.
As sure as night follows day, brokers' favourite regulatory cost is set to rise yet again.
January is over! That’s the number one reason to be cheerful today, and I’ve actually managed to find some more – and they’re insurance-related. Will wonders never cease?
Last Friday was brilliant.
It has been a week in which insurers have taken a real battering due to Monday's well-documented episode of Dispatches on Channel 4.
There comes a point over the festive period when the magic wears off. You’ve eaten too much turkey, ham and chocolate, seen a bit too much of certain family members, and Love Actually is on TV for the 243rd time.
Condiment is undoubtedly my favourite word.
Within the space of 10 minutes yesterday more than 350 jobs were effectively chopped.
The Motor Accident Solicitors Society has branded the IFB’s findings on crash for cash scams “astonishing”, and some of the figures really are shocking.
If your boss were to offer you £50,000 what would you do? Well, the correct action would of course be to resign.
Much hullaballoo has surrounded the FSA's proposed FSCS reforms, aka another broker stitch up.
With the new regulator fast approaching it seems that every week more and more news stories seem to be focusing on what will change for the insurance industry.
Since the Conservative-led Coalition came to power the focus has been on reducing the deficit. It is the prism through which every political decision has been refracted.
Good things come to those that wait.