Insurance Age - 2011-03-02
Chartis UK has extended its directors' and officers' policy to include an endorsement that will pay for public relations expenses to respond to online exposures.
Brokers have been warned to take heed of current legal restrictions when they consider working with offshore providers.
The Aldermanbury Declaration is a year old this month and the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII) has signed up nearly 200 brokers, insurers, loss adjusters, claims companies and managing agents. However, despite this early success, particularly with…
The actions of the insurance industry seem to indicate it is refreshingly optimistic about the prospects for UK plc. Despite the phrase 'double-dip' re-entering the popular consciousness, insurance has stormed ahead with determination to grow its way to…
Bovis Lend Lease UK has signed up to Subguard, a risk management product from Zurich Global Corporate UK and JLT Specialty, which it is now rolling out in the EU and UK construction market.
Graeme Newman and James Sharp argue the pros and cons of online trading.
Aviva is the latest insurer to confirm its commitment to the creditor market with the release of its short-term income protection (IP) product.
Well, it's different isn't it? It's taken a lot of thought, time and energy to get to this stage and, thankfully, we're all really pleased with the results of the new Insurance Age.
The regulatory oar It's no secret that the regulator is taking a more intrusive approach to its duties but word has reached Polly that a number of larger broking firms have been receiving particular and rather costly attention.
John Needham advises how brokers can identify opportunities and lure in potential investors
Heath Lambert has extended its partnership with the Stroke Association to offer a suite of travel products for stroke survivors, their families and carers as part of its drive in the medical charity affinity sector.
Online wholesale distributor What Insure has released an income protection insurance product offering what it says is a "modular approach to levels of cover".
The SME love affair has been flourishing for a while, but what does the term actually mean? With nearly all UK enterprises falling into this category, Liz McMahon explores the sector's diverse needs.
News analysis - regulation: anti-corrupution body calls on Government to show proper commitment to Bribery Act
The lowdown: The delay in implementation of the Bribery Act will not necessarily see a dilution of it
Henry Engelhardt was at the bow when the Admiral ship first set sail and he led the company onto the stock exchange when it floated in 2004. Emmanuel Kenning talks to the CEO about claims, pricing and the source of great market envy - the provider's COR.
Specialist underwriting agency Dual Corporate Risks has launched a standalone product for public offering of securities insurance.
The biggest names in the industry come together to debate the key issues facing brokers at the moment, from regulation and rates to consolidation and distribution. Martin Friel reports.
Tony Cornell reflects on the problems of excess capital in the market and the effect on long-term growth.
McParland Finn (MFL) has launched a professional indemnity (PI) insurance scheme for Central Association of Agricultural Valuers (CAAV) member practices.
Clare Ryder tackles two topics that have been the subject of debate recently - deskilling and insurer use of accident management
The risks that the SME sector faces on a daily basis have increased significantly over the past 10 years. Rising regulation and an increasingly litigious society mean that such businesses are facing an ever-growing rate of claims often not covered by the…
Brokers have been warned that the recent announcement of a change in name of their future regulator, from the Consumer Protection and Market Authority to the Financial Conduct Authority, has come with a potential sting in the tail.
Policyfast has secured a deal with Aviva to provide the insurer's Homework cover electronically to the broker market for the first time.
News analysis - regulation: increasingly oppressive FSCS costs could hamper recruitmentConcern that jobs may be lost as brokers struggle to foot rising bill
The recent increase of over 50% in the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) levy for brokers has raised fears that it could cause redundancies in the industry.
High-net-worth clients are often well protected against potential theft but may find more common threats such as water and accidental damage catch them off-guard, writes Edward Murray.
Direct Line has targeted the mid (MNW) to high-net-worth (HNW) personal lines market with the release of Direct Line Select Insurance.
As the list of financial regulators grows so, it appears, does the size of their rule books. Branko Bjelobaba hopes a review of the FSA
Staysure.co.uk, a provider of travel insurance for over 50s, has unveiled a unique Passenger Protection Upgrade (PPU) package that offers £25,000 travel legal dispute cover, £3,000 end supplier failure cover and double the missed departure benefits.
Social networking is by no means a new phenomenon. Tim Grant explains how brokers can take inspiration from Edward Lloyd's coffee shop model to gain value from today's social media.
Emmanuel Kenning meets Duncan Macbeth of Macbeth Scott & Co as he prepares for retirement after more than 30 years as a broker and casts his eye over the insurance industry.
Products/schemes: Brokers home in on landlord sector with an assortment of product launches and revamps
A host of recent product launches seems to indicate that industry appetite in the landlord sector is increasing.
"We are certainly looking to grow our book of business and that means making it clear that we have an appetite"
The intention of Brightside Group to build a commercial aggregator following its purchase of technology company Quote Exchange, has reignited the debate over whether or not aggregators can eat into the broker commercial lines arena.
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