Experts say the FCA should also consider value and quality of service, after the regulator hinted at a potential ban on dual pricing in its interim report.
The deal saw business from 26 Jelf branches move across to A-Plan.
Brokers say Marsh's "inevitable" move could lead to staff exits and a shift away from local service as Jelf rebrands to Marsh Commercial.
Panellists at the MGAA Conference note there is not enough data when it comes to insuring start-ups, and urge MGAs to embrace rate hardening.
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Experts say deal is "good fit", despite the possibility of it limiting choice in the market.
The personal lines broker bought Westward Counties and Acer and has assimilated their books of business into its own local branches as it eyes pipeline of buys.
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.
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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.