Regulation

Appointment at CSC.

CSC has appointed Steven Bow as managing director, Retail Insurance Division. Mr Bow has been with t...

Under construction.

Now that things are looking up for the construction industry insurers can afford to put rates up and make them stick, says Steve Banner.

Ian Ritchie.

Mergers are resulting in the industry losing valuable expertise, at a time when it is swamped with new legislation.

Safe and sound.

The introduction of new health and safety regulations will have wide implications for many engineering-related trades. Companies should make their brokers the first port of call, says John Sanders.

Consumer champion.

Walter Merricks, the first Financial Services Ombudsman, talks to Tim Collison about how he plans to merge the eight current ombudsmen into one single super scheme.

Before you sign on the dotted line ...

Buying or selling a business can be a very tricky procedure. Jennifer Jarrett says that choosing the right solicitor and making sure the contract is drawn up properly are absolutely vital.

Future perfect?

The Across the Millennium forecasting team's recent report discusses the key post-2000 developments facing the general insurance market. Frank Shaw, programme director, sees radical changes ahead.

David Worsfold.

The Financial Services & Markets Bill is facing long delays giving scope for all manner of problems within the insurance sector - particularly for the IBRC.

Friends in high places.

Lloyd Hanks is looking to exploit his array of market contacts in order to improve the fortunes of The General Network. He tells Tim Collison about his ambitious business plan.

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