Our friends in the North.

With the financial backing of Capricorn, Arnott Insurance is set to become a major force in personal lines broking. Tim Collison spoke to group MD Rob Ward about the acquisition of Century.

Getting your own back.

A recent ruling by the Court of Appeal has put credit hire companies on the back foot. Simon Threadgold looks at how the judgement could affect the relationship between hire firms, insurers and insureds.

CGU sponsorship.

CGU Insurance has launched its Capable Manager sponsorship scheme in conjunction with the Open Unive...

Ian Ritchie.

Managers must have enthusiasm and vision, and, as many will testify, a determination to succeed can work miracles.

Home improvements.

Over the last few years, many brokers in the household market have struggled at the hands of building societies. However, Vivien Roley says that the market is turning in their favour.

New book for Octavian.

Octavian Syndicate Management has established a new consortium, based at Box 145 at Lloyd's, named t...

Creative drive.

Hall & Clarke has built a successful business by developing innovative, niche schemes says Shona Cronin.

An Independent move.

Independent Insurance has moved its claims handling operations to its centre in Cheadle and is repor...

Divided market.

The Law Society has decided to end the monopoly of the Solicitors' Indemnity Fund. But not all professional indemnity brokers and insurers are happy, says David Fanning.

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