During the August heatwave brokers were more interested in Allianz taking its first step into Lloyd's, Co-op Insurance being up for sale, Broker Network exclusively revealing its spending spree prices and broker commission than the hot weather.
Hopwood on being owned by Marsh, restructuring the networks division and why he wants brokers to remain independent.
Darren Murphy explores how large M&A in the broker sector filters down into the regions.
However Mike Bruce points to 4% organic growth and suggests the business is on track to buy “double digit” businesses, including MGAs, in 2019.
Michael Rea reveals that a number of buys have been lined up for 2019.
It is understood Global Risk Partners swept in after negotiations between the Yorkshire-based broker and Broker Network broke down.
Deal has received regulatory approval.
The business will act at Broker Network’s seventh “regional powerhouse”.
The consolidator buys Wheatley Wright Insurance Group two days after announcing Albany Childcare buy.
Geldard on why the broker market resembles a family, acquisitions and gender diversity in the insurance sector.
As the UK insurance sector descends on Manchester for the 2018 British Insurance Brokers' Association Conference, Jonathan Swift predicts some of the key talking points on the floor and in the bars around the venue.
Insurance age content editor Jonathan Swift and editor Siân Barton discuss the week’s top stories for 7 – 11 May in our short podcast.
Having secured £2.7m Series A funding from Committed Capital, Konsileo co-founder and CEO John Warburton tells Jonathan Swift how taking offence at consolidation and a digital role in Munich led him to start-up his own InsurTech broker
Covéa's Simon Cooter, Carol Geldard, Keith Hector and Sue Coffey share their thoughts on what will happen in the sector next year.
Roy Standish, sales & distribution director at Zurich expects more consolidation and disruption in 2018.
Aviva's chief distribution officer reviews 2017.
Sarah Mallaby, director of broker markets, at Allianz Insurance reviews 2017.
With a vibrant independent broker market and strong presence from nationals and insurers, Leeds is going from strength to strength
Intelligent selling: It’s easy to take a wrong turn when selling your business. To help brokers avoid the pitfalls, Olly Laughton-Scott explains a few things he’s learnt from his 25 years’ M&A experience
With consolidation firmly on the agenda in the broking sector, Ida Axling talks to seven experts in the industry on the opportunities and perils
The CEO of Towergate Advisory reveals how the business has transformed and talks about his broking roots
In a new wave of consolidation, what will happen to the small independent broker?
Consolidation can provide an elegant solution for brokers wanting a smooth transition when they sell their businesses, writes Sam Barrett
The opportunities for buyers in the regional market.