Waiting in the wings

This month's Power Hour discussion tackles the challenges of maintaining a strong business presence in Bristol - one of the UK's regional insurance hot spots - and how brokers working in the area compare to their competitors in the London insurance market

A change for the best?

This month's Power Hour discusses the issues surrounding the Financial Services Authority's plan to change the rules regarding the use of Goodwill, including the potential impact on the insurance market and whether enough has been done to warn brokers of…

Taking on the big guns

This month's discussion focuses on the recent spate of insurers buying successful independent brokerages and what it means for the future health of the market, including whether this buying spree will inspire more start-ups and the importance of SME…

Taking it to the top

Insurance Age visited Liverpool to host this month's power hour panel in a bid to discover how the broker market was coping with consolidation, relationships with insurers and market conditions, such as the impact of the up-and-coming 2008 Capital of…

A year of living dangerously

This month's power hour panel looks at the problems the industry has faced up to in 2006, including contract certainty and it also examines the main issues confronting the industry in the coming year, such as the naming and shaming of brokers by the FSA

Birmingham's competitive market fights premium fall

This month's power hour panel examine just how ready Birmingham is to handle the challenges of the modern day insurance industry with a particular focus on the future of the industry in the city, given the collapse of premium prices in recent times

Is package travel insurance at the end of its honeymoon?

This month the panel discusses the announcement by the economic secretary that the government is to make an inquiry into packaged travel insurance and they ask what this will mean for the industry, and whether the inquiry seems to be going far enough

Reviewing the reviewers: FSA gets end of term report

This month's power hour panel discusses whether the Financial Services Authority's (FSA) general insurance regime has been effective since it began on 14 January and what should be addressed on the dawn of the FSA's review of its own effectiveness

Is FSA IT regulation just leading a horse to water?

This month's power hour panel asks if the process of regulation by the Financial Services Authority has increased the pace that brokers have moved their IT capabilities forward or had this process already been taking place before regulation

Are enough brokers left to offer a healthy choice?

This month's Power Hour panel asks if consolidation in the broking market over the past few years has been a good thing from the point of view of competition in the market and the resultant quality product that is offered to their customers

Getting to the root of the conflict of interest issue

This month's Power Hour panel asks if enough has been done to make brokers aware of all the potentially serious pitfalls that can still arise when it comes to the conflict of interest issue, and how far have the Biba recommendations been implemented?

Should brokers get their fifteen minutes of fame?

This month's Power Hour panel looks at the options brokers have available to help increase their overall profile in light of historical problems with such proposals, especially in getting brokers to come to agreement about the focus of a joint promotion…

The final word on the falling insurer standards problem

This month's Power Hour panel looks at the justification behind broker complaints that insurer standards have been steadily falling despite FSA regulation of the industry and the possible solutions that will offer a final remedy to the long standing…

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