The write stuff

Underwriters aren't what they used to be, apparently. Or so say a number of brokers, who claim that there is an obvious skills shortage in the sector that needs to be urgently addressed. The underwriters' response?

To admit that there has been a problem in the past few years - but one they are striving to correct.

There are a number of reasons why underwriting standards have been slipping in the last five to 10 years: lack of training, for instance, and people leaving the sector or being made