Insurance Age - Insurance Age April 2015

Conflicts of interest

Insurers should not own independent brokers, brokers should not own insurers or underwriters and aggregators should be truly independent, argues Tony Cornell

No Budget for business

George Osborne’s last Budget before the upcoming general election contained very little for the “engine room” of the economy, writes Paul Upton

Talent spotting

Having the right people with the right skills is vital to the insurance industry, but, as Daniel Pedley says, the sector is not attracting as many new entrants as it could

Power hour: Battling fraud together

As more fraudulent behaviour creeps from personal lines into the commercial space, brokers and insurers need to work closely together to tackle the problem, according to our expert panel

Regional review: Bright future

With HS2, a new tram system and a host of start-up companies, Nottingham’s future looks bright, but can the local broking community capitalise on the city’s growth? Siân Barton investigates

In-depth: Driving fleet forward

While the smaller end of the motor fleet market is dominated by price, brokers can differentiate themselves by understanding driver behaviour and health and safety, writes Edward Murray

Finders keepers

Attracting and retaining the staff is not just about pay. David Leen explains how brokers can find and hold on to the best compliance talent

Market moves: Spring has sprung

Over the past month, the newly-constructed Towergate has continued to be a popular destination for movers within the industry. Sarah Dalgarno and Steve Wood joined the consolidator as chief risk officer and CEO of Paymentshield respectively (see box)…

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