The incredible shrinking market.

The departure of Cloverleaf is the latest loss to the non-standard motor field, but those that remain foresee brighter times ahead. Andrew Newman reports.

Pastures new.

The mood may be downbeat on the farm, but there are signs that rates in the farm and agriculture markets are starting to increase. David Fanning talks to the main insurers.

Appointment at Crowe.

Crowe Insurance Group Syndicate 963 has appointed Hamilton Harper as claims controller and Nikolai K...

Critical acclaim.

For a product still in its infancy, critical illness cover is doing remarkably well. Keith Sankey takes a look at the major players and products in this market.

Pipe dreams.

Insurance for plumbers is hard to come by, but, in a profession where fire and flood damage are everyday threats, it is absolutely vital, says Steve Banner.

Home is where the work is.

Fed up with commuting into the office every day, more and more people are choosing to work from home. Tim Collison looks at the current market for homeworking insurance.

House hunting.

The household insurance market is tougher than ever with many cut-price deals tempting customers into the direct arena. Simon Threadgold looks at the options open to brokers trying to get a foot in the door.

Construction merger.

Maidstone-based brokers McMurdo Webb and Potipher Douglas Partnership are merging to form McMurdo Po...

Buried treasure.

Many household policyholders are often unaware of the true worth of their antiques and valuables. Tim Collison says that switching them onto a high net worth policy can mean a lower premium and a better service.

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