As we swung into Spring Swinton, FCA probes and warnings, and Towergate were all most read in the month of April.
Deal builds on its strategy to create regional powerhouses.
Mark Hands, former head of trading (North) at the insurer has set up Mercia Underwriting which is due to begin trading on 1 January with capacity arranged through Lloyd’s by Circle Insurance Services.
Paul Webley to step up to lead on commercial underwriting business.
Brokers promised it will be business as usual.
The insurer said the changes were targeted to attract ‘white van man’ and would be offered to an increased number of brokers.
This week's most read stories include FCA spending, Coversure's results, the Marsh rebrand of Bluefin and an Open GI deal with Brightside.
The Jelf CEO tackles rebranding offices, the potential for closures, client communication and why it chose Jelf over Bluefin for its name.
Group CEO Bob Darling pleased with results as profits and GWP also increase.
Specialist provider Cyber Assist will wholesale cyber cover on the SchemeServe online platform.
Technology company also reveals new deals with Fresh and Right Choice.
Ardonagh’s results have once more piqued the interest of brokers as did a court case, an investment in an aggregator, underinsurance and motor profitability.
It has teamed up with R&Q and Lloyd’s to offer the product to the broker market.
Provider says new data base notifies brokers if clients are at risk of being significantly underinsured.
The rate fell by 2.7% in the third quarter of 2017 according to the Global Insurance Market Index.
The second in a series of three whitepapers to accompany the Broker Apprentice online show.
Product targets SMEs with fleets of up to 15 vehicles.
CEO David Ross says results for the Towergate-owner were strong with positive income and Ebitda growth in the nine months to 30 September 2017.
Brokers have delivered a double top spot to Amazon in this week’s top five most clicked on stories. Also on the list are a big name departure, an acquisition and insurer results.
Midas, part of Ardonagh Group, will take over Direct’s specialist business as it looks to grow GWP to £100m.
The Gloucester-based broker acquired the commercial intermediary for an undisclosed sum.
Insurer posts COR of 98.2% for first nine months of 2017.
First deal for broker after being bought by GRP.
New report on the changing face of the hospitality sector.