Insurance Age - ia_jun2016
Miles Smith’s Paul Chainey and Paul Samways explain how the broker has grown by focusing on high-risk sectors and building specialisms
The world of commercial insurance remains a dark place, despite the promise of sunshine and warm summer nights. The latest Acturis Premium Index showed an overall flat market, with experts stating they do not expect any change in the near future
If you want to make real money from insurance then motor is the route to go down, or you could just try your hand at online gambling, argues Tony Cornell
With the referendum over the UK’s future in the EU looming, Insurance Age gauges how the European insurance community views the vote
Paul Samways, managing director of Miles Smith Insurance Solutions, tackles the questions this month.
Newly promoted general manager of commercial and personal lines at Allianz UK Simon McGinn explains what the insurer’s new structure means for brokers
The Enterprise Act could have wide-ranging implications for brokers and claims, explains Stephen Netherway
Business from the SME sector is a lifeline for many regional brokers and, on the whole, intermediaries do a great job for their clients. However, lack of clarity on underinsurance and reputational risk, along with market-shaking issues such as IPT and…
There is a vibrant market for structured and sensible broker acquisitions in the UK, says Peter Blanc
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association’s (Biba) annual conference did not disappoint with the annual slew of new products from providers to entice their broker partners.
Experts reveal hope that the Insurance Act will help solve the industry-wide underinsurance issue
News about people moves in the insurance industry has kept on coming at a rapid pace over the past few weeks. Insurers, brokers, networks and the Lloyd’s Market Association have all seen changes in staff.
Brokers split over effect of new rules on no claims discount protection coming into force on 1 August
UK General’s Karen Beales compares herself to a chocolate digestive while Roger Gaunt explains why he would be a vet or a farmer if he were not working in insurance
Our cartoon this month crunches the numbers and wonders about risk
“There were those who believed a Brexit would be very bad news for the industry and those who felt that actually the market had succeeded before the EU and would continue to do so outside of it”
Market ponders apparent rise in the number of legal cases making it to court.