Insurance Age - 2010-01-04
Trade body focussing on 'signposting' to generate business for members
Bradshaw demands regulator treat brokers as it does consumers
"We are always looking at new specialist areas" - Graeme Newman
Martyn Holman claims Summer discussions with Jelf did not lead anywhere
Homelet claims product provides cover that other policies omit
New venture set to take up slack left by Zurich pullout
System implemented to improve broker relations
Graham Gibson: Insurer to publish monthly key performance indicators
Over the years, RSA has acquired a somewhat unfavourable reputation for not delivering on its promises, however Mike Lawton pledges that such 'sins' are now a thing of the past. Martin Friel tracks the insurer's 'journey of enlightenment'
The surprising news over the last couple of months was that Quinn Insurance had taken over from RSA the role as primary insurer for Laing O'Rourke on a direct basis. This seems to have been a deal done between the two Irish principals and not one…
This month's power hour asks what insurance can expect from 2010 and how the industry as a whole can continue to keep its head above the water. Martin Friel reports on the debate
With insurers bolstering profitability through substantial reserve releases that have, in turn, caught the eyes of investors, brokers may be waiting in vain for the return of a hard market, writes Edward Murray
Louise Meeson finds that the perception of large insurers' service as faceless and impenetrable is leading brokers to smaller players better able to handle niches and small risks
The only certainty over the coming year is change, with brokers seeking new avenues to secure their businesses while regulatory control could undergo seismic shifts in the UK and Europe, writes Jessica Pothering
The bad atmosphere surrounding payment protection insurance (PPI) seems to have tainted the sector to such an extent that it may not survive much longer in its current form, writes Liz McMahon
Steve Smith argues that personal lines customers are beginning to see the shortcomings of aggregators and that brokers must therefore engage with potential clients to promote their worth
Recent advancement could lead to insurance purchases through phone applications
Defaqto report report predicts 'aggregator crunch'
Move follows Willis' adoption of Acturis software for main broking operation
New product could "level playing field"
The ability to deliver on professional promises is more pertinent than ever in today's market. Peter Joy, principal of Insurance 360, analyses results of an exclusive survey to find out which underwriters are proving the most capable
Closure of tax loophole could hit brokers' pockets
Redundancies will not be revealed until end of Q1
Willis Commercial Network also hopes to establish a network in the Republic of Ireland
QBE insists service levels will be maintained
Trade body to have greater influence on network
Aberdeen-based broker increasing Scottish reach
Brigid Murphy says Aviva will "put its money where its mouth is"
Nick Houghton to take over MD role at network
Orpington-based book sold to Maidstone broker