Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift mulls whether insurance broking needs to go back to its beginnings to find the right blend for future success.
Could a torrent of news about redundancies, buys, partnerships and losses indicate big changes to come?
Ida Axling hosts the first show of 2019.
Shuker’s A-Plan has taken on the personal lines business for Jelf and Barton explains that moving the business to call-centre focused broker would have been a “retrograde step”.
Business from 26 Jelf branches has been moved to A-Plan with 59 Jelf staff redeployed to other roles within the Marsh-owned broker and 19 people joining A-Plan.
CEO planning steady expansion of branch network in 2019.
2018 started off with a bang with FCA fines and some big ticket M&A involving Markerstudy and A-Plan.
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GI business recovering from impact of discount rate hit as GWP stable and operating profit grows.
Broker moves away from maintaining its own software and infrastructure.
The unrated Danish insurer's bankruptcy has caused havoc.
Broker keeping both offices in Andover and Frome.
Broker closing claims office in Burnley.
A frantic start to the year on the news front saw acquisitions, a familiar theme from 2017, continue to dominate. Miles Smith, Markerstudy and Endsleigh being sold to A-Plan dominated the list but there was still room for SSP’s outage costs to make an…
The A-Plan CEO said the brokers complement each other and once the deal goes through A-Plan will have over £500m in GWP.
The deal was for an undisclosed sum and Endsleigh will continue to operate as a separate entity.
Broker reveals 12% rise in turnover for 2016/17.
Insurance education shortfall revealed by FCA creates opportunity for brokers
Software house close to confirming two more brokers for new Epic platform which goes live in the UK next year.
Insurance Age content director Jonathan Swift reflects on Swinton's latest branch closures and puts it in some historical perspective
Insurance Age looks at the branch network model following Swinton closures.
But experts are not worried about the future of the personal lines broker.