Irish boost for CGU.

CGU has boosted its presence in the Irish market with the acquisition of the Hibernian Group for £34...

Financing a winner.

Premium finance in personal lines is proving to be a growth market. It is important that brokers do not neglect its substantial income-generating opportunities, says David Fanning.

CSM restructuring.

Crowe Syndicate Manage-ment, part of the Crowe Group, will cease writing non-marine property bus-ine...

Who will pick up the bill?

The ULR market has long complained about the costs of credit hire. Steve Banner says there is now a growing shift towards insurance-backed schemes rather than credit hire arrangements.

Into the new millennium.

1999 was a year of rationalisation for the industry, and PB kept its readers up-to-date with the mergers, closures and new regulations as they happened. Tim Collison looks back.

A century under cover.

The 20th Century has seen massive social and industrial changes. The insurance sector has developed alongside this, becoming the business we recognise today, says Andrew Newman.

In the driving seat.

Tony Allen of Allen & Allen has steered the broker into the successful non-standard motor position it holds today. He tells Shona Cronin how.

Appointment at CGU.

Patrick Thiele has been made group director, development, at CGU. Mr Thiele, who worked for St Paul ...

Store wars.

Insurance is an overhead that many smaller shopkeepers are keen to cut in their struggle against the big retail groups. It is tough for insurers offering shops cover, says Steve Banner.

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