Blog: When is a consolidator, not a consolidator? The question Barton, Jelf and Reid’s Partners& hopes to answer
This week saw the launch of new broking business Partners&, bringing together a quintet of players to form a business which is positioning itself as distinctly anti-consolidator. Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift looks at what this means; and…
Phil Barton, alongside Stuart Reid and Chris Jelf, has formed the broker from MRIB and Independents, La Playa, CGI and Versatile, with initial £25m investment from Capital Z.
Move comes after LV completes the transfer of its commercial lines business to Allianz.
Evans quoted the figure in a letter defending the response of insurers to the pandemic.
Covid-19: Brokers battle colossal workloads as they look to help customers change policies and maintain cover.
The venture, which is a combination of five existing brokers - MRIB and Independents, La Playa, CGI and Versatile - is led by former Jelf boss Barton, with Chris Jelf as commercial director.
Education, prevention and insurance: Eva Berg-Winters, founder and CEO at Bewica, shares her company’s approach to cyber with Insurance Age
MD Chris Blackwell will continue to lead Trilogy as the MGA states it does not expect any changes to the business following the deal.
With rates down and claims up, brokers are facing a new reality in the directors & officers market. Martin Friel reports
Biba's executive director, Graeme Trudgill, addresses the big question around business interruption and Covid-19.
Are there any solutions to the loss of capacity and increasing premiums in construction PI? Martin Friel investigates
John Glen said the government is in continual dialogue with insurance sector as he restates companies without the right cover will require support from elsewhere.
As the first working week of self-isolation comes to a close for many, Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift looks at the stance brokers are taking in terms shutting up shop or keeping their branches open.
Building a broker: M&DH Insurance Services’ managing director Richard Hames tells Insurance Age why the construction and manufacturing specialist is focused on growth and how the broker is overcoming the current challenging market.
Broker refuses to sell rent guarantee cover amid the coronavirus crisis as it forces landlords to evict tenants in order to kick in.
Polaris celebrated 25 years last year and also had a MD change with Vivek Banga taking the top spot. Banga catches up with Jonathan Swift about the future of e-trade and the role brokers can play.
The insurance industry has faced a customer backlash as most commercial policies do not cover for business interruption caused by pandemic.
Government says insurers will cover pandemic but ABI insists this changes very little as most do not have this type of cover.
The government advised leisure businesses to close voluntarily prompting a public backlash that firms won’t be able to claim for business interruption as it isn’t a closure order.
Updated: The largest brokers in the UK revealed measures in place to protect staff and customers from coronavirus.
Deal creates UK broker “unicorns” as Marsh moves to number two on the global broking table.
The personal lines specialist has bought the Northampton-based SME commercial expert.
The organisation has purchased a Top 100 broker to strengthen its motor proposition.
The event, which celebrates the best in UK broking, is now accepting submissions.