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.
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The Atlanta CEO explains that branch closures should not be viewed in isolation.
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CEO David Ross reveals plans for Ardonagh to double in size in the next three to five years, as results for the first half of 2019 show growth in retail and broking segments.
Broking giant also posts growing income as a result of the deal to buy Swinton.
Derek Henry, formerly of Ardonagh Group, will join the broker in September.
Advised clients will be transferred to Towergate and the move, which will lead to redundancies, is likely to result in branch closures.
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Former Ardonagh deputy CEO Janice Deakin has stepped back at the consolidator and vowed that she needs a ‘break’ from big deals having worked on the acquisition of Swinton, but added the idea of acting as a non-executive director at another firm…
Move follows Ageas' decision to close its Stoke operations and the majority of the staff currently facing redundancy will be offered employment under the Autonet brand.
Marc van der Veer was previously CEO of international for Ardonagh MGA GEO Underwriting.
He will remain in his current position at Ardonagh.
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Income goes up for the quarter as Swinton is credited with assisting growth despite branch closures.
The company's Q1 results revealed that £6m had been spent by Ardonagh on the closures.
Madison Dearborn Partners and HPS Investment Partners have bought more shares in the business.
List includes payment protection specialist British Insurance which was bought by Towergate in 2008, but stopped trading in 2011.
The long-running court battle between Ardonagh and Gallagher finally wrapped up on Friday, but a written judgement may take more than three months to arrive.
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The staff poaching case continues as both sides make their case as the trial nears completion.
QCs issue closing statements defending Peter Burton and Nawaf Hasan as staff poaching case moves to conclusion.
Provider announces a number of senior departures as Ardonagh Group’s Kay Martin joins.
Brightside said the management change was made to build stronger and deeper relationships with distribution partners in an increasingly digitised sector.