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Appointment at Crowe.

Mike Regan has been appointed regional manager Scotland for Crowe Syndicate 963, part of the Crowe I...

Polish for Diamond.

Countrywide has added to its commercial quote system Diamond. Countrywide Shop and Countrywide Diamo...

Irish cream.

Northern Irish broker D McClarty & Co is responsible for developing the Internet initiative Cover.Net. Shona Cronin spoke to Douglas McClarty about the system and what it can do for switched-on brokers.

RSA inspection guide.

Royal & SunAlliance Engineering has put together a guide to plant inspection which covers the new la...

Terry Wellard.

Many brokers who jumped at the short-term solution of price-matching in a bid to hold on to business are now paying the price.

Building business.

The construction market is reporting a significant growth in business. Shona Cronin looks at what this means for the insurance industry.

Changing tack.

Direct writing is starting to creep into the yacht and boat sector at the smaller end of the market. Nevertheless, Andrew Newman says that yacht insurance is good broker business, even though rates are still worryingly low.

Phoenix from the flames?

It is not enough for a company to take out a business interruption policy and hope that a settlement alone will get the business back on its feet after a loss. David Cloughton says that there is great deal more work involved.

Dream machines.

The number of moped and motorbike owners has soared recently - particularly among the 30-50 age group. However, the market for motorbike insurance is still limited to a handful of specialist insurers and brokers says Tim Collison.

Satisfied customers.

According to a survey sponsored by the General Insurance Research Association, 90% of people who cla...

David Worsfold.

Broker-led schemes - inventive and client-focussed, or poor value for money? Proposed legal reforms are likely to put these schemes under pressure to smarten up.

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