Review of the Year 2023: Ageas’s Middle, Beckett, Clarke and Linklater

The Ageas UK management team ponder the plethora of personal lines exits and why a reduction in IPT could be a 2024 election vote winner.

What has been your insurance/broking related highlight of 2023?

Ant Middle, CEO: It has to be being named personal lines insurer of the year at the British Insurance Awards for the third consecutive year.

What has been the most over-hyped insurance/broking buzzword or phrase of 2023?

Adam Beckett, chief distribution officer: ‘Insurtech Revolution’ was all the rage in 2023. While there have been some great developments, the concept of blending tech with insurance isn’t new, often implying a radical

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