Insurance Age - 2011-09-07
What are the 10 biggest bloopers committed by the industry? Tony Cornell gives us his top 10 insurance calamities
Brokers have to embrace professionalism and improve placement procedures if they are going to protect both clients and themselves from crippling liability claims, explains Edward Murray
Amanda Blanc’s long-awaited strategy for Axa Commercial is unveiled this month and she is confident that it is what brokers want and need from an insurer. The division of simple and complex risks certainly seems to make sense and brokers may welcome the…
The high net worth antique and auction market has seen a recent focus on product development for both a broker and an insurer.
Heralded as the first of its kind in the UK, Arag has developed a divorce product with two law firms.
As part of Axa Commercial chief executive Amanda Blanc’s new strategy, she has unveiled plans to launch a double pronged attack with a portfolio of simple and complex products.
QBE Minibus Plus. This product has been reviewed by brokers and rated from one to five stars, based on the policy’s key benefits. * = Poor ** = Average *** = Good **** = Very good ***** = Excellent
Aviva has defended its decision to pass on its direct motorhome business to Victor Milwell, saying that it would consider entering into other direct schemes with brokers.
Insurers have been busy building on their telematics systems in an attempt to bring down the rising cost of motor premiums for young drivers.
▶ Prior to regulation by the Financial Services Authority (FSA) when professional indemnity (PI) cover became compulsory for general insurance brokers, very few firms purchased the cover. It could be argued that this is because at that time the industry,…
Small business confidence has slumped but recovery relies on creating an environment more conducive to growth, writes John Walker
Loss of independence cited as major reason for shunning networks, brokers explain
The golden years of mergers and acquisitions are over. Now it’s time to manage the debts, says Paul Upton
Rioting in August took the country by surprise, but the insurance industry responded well, experts say
The Assigned Risk Pool will eventually close in 2013, but entrants to the solicitors’ PI market are already trying to exploit this
“Brokers would do well to pay attention to the spirit of what TCF was trying to achieve, even if the regulator’s beady eye is elsewhere at the moment”
Rate rises in motor boost half year results but commercial market hardening remains elusive
Are you ready to take the next step – what does managing other people involve?
Making boardrooms more equal is not just the right thing to do, it could also have business benefits, explains Peter Done
High net worth clients are not feeling the global downturn as much as others and are placing ever greater demands on both brokers and insurers, reports Emmanuel Kenning
Summer is traditionally the time for going on holiday. The urban legend is that September follows as the month with the highest number of resignations. People coming back have reflected, probably on a beach, that they did not enjoy their job and become…
Aviva’s Jodi Grattidge explains to Martin Friel why e-trading has a bright future
In May this year, Insurance Age teamed up with Axa Personal Lines to launch the Big Idea at Biba 2011. Broker entrants from across the UK submitted 100 words detailing what their Big Idea was and those that held the most promise have been asked to submit…
FSA assures brokers its focus on TCF remains despite cancellation of workshop road shows