The shipping news.

The commercial broker has no excuse not to become involved in the lucrative class of marine cargo insurance. While it may seem complicated, John Watson says sound, basic knowledge and a few good contacts can produce results.

BIBA tackles professionalism.

This month's BIBA conference will take as its starting point the issue of professional status. This is close to the heart of many brokers in the current move towards the new Chartered Insurance Broker title, says Tim Collison.

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