LV MD: motor rates need to rise

John O'Roarke

Mr O’Roarke said the insurer had enjoyed a “pretty good year”, with a 53% increase in profit, and was “extremely pleased” with the results for the broker part of the business.

However, he added: “The only disappointing part was in broker personal motor. People were undercutting us, and some of the business drifted away.”

According to Mr O’Roarke, personal motor rates have fallen by “probably 12%” since the market peaked in September 2011.

“[Rates] needed to fall, but 12% is way too much,” he

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