One of the most well-known brands on the High Street, A-Plan has been a familiar sight in local towns for more than 60 years. The home a motor specialist, led by Carl Shuker, was brought into the Howden Group in 2020.

A-Plan features in the Insurance Age Top 50 Insurance Brokers in Personal Lines listing, and the Insurance Age Top 100 Insurance Brokers 2021 listing. Find out what other companies made the cut.

Taking the temperature of the electric vehicle market

With the Financial Conduct Authority’s price walking ban coming into force and customers transitioning from internal combustion engines to electric and hybrid vehicles, the motor insurance industry is currently in a state of flux. Eleanore Robinson…

Analysis: The inflation challenge

The ever-increasing rate of inflation in the UK and certainty of more to come has led to warnings of challenges for brokers and insurers alike with issues ranging from difficult conversations on premium rises to underinsurance and the prospect of turning…

Howden buys Aston Lark

The deal is Howden’s largest acquisition to date and creates a £6bn GWP UK business in “deal a decade in the making”.

A-Plan sets sights on commercial market

The High Street business, primarily known for personal lines, is targeting to become a top ten commercial broker. Head of the unit, Richard Easterbrook tells Insurance Age about the plans.

Biba 2021: The Future of Broking

Phil Barton attacks scale-led consolidation and warns broking is “in a dangerous place” as an expert panel including Aon’s Julie Page, A-Plan’s Carl Shuker and Atlanta’s Ian Donaldson consider the future in a session chaired by Brokerbility’s, Ashwin…

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