The Financial Conduct Authority has set tongues wagging again in the past week with the publication of its thematic review into conflicts of interest among intermediaries when dealing with SME business.
Regulator looked into seven of the largest firms serving small business customers.
Provider to shut up shop in Milton Keynes and Bristol.
Bramall moves from casualty placement role at broker.
Provider signed up 20 brokers in 2013.
Policy targets SME and small corporate risks.
Private equity firm bought stake from Magenta Partners.
Provider saw growth in home and commercial business.
Broker will target SMEs in the region.
As the SME market becomes increasingly automated, networks could give regional brokers the clout to compete with the big players, our expert panel tells Andrew Pearce
This time last week I had the pleasure of opening the UK Broker Summit 2014 where sixty brokers and five insurers and technology experts got together for a series of roundtable meetings.
It follows consolidator's announcement last autumn to split its retail division into two units.
At RSA we specialise in providing market leading products to the SME market.
Simon Fell, divisional managing director of Markel’s UK retail division, and product manager Simon Webster tackled life sciences.
Declining motor rates saw total GWP for 2013 down on previous year.
Staffordshire-based broker also targeting further investment in technology this year.
Capacity now provided by a consortium of insurers.
Changes entail departure of Bespoke Underwriting CEO Scott Brown.
Modification of the FSCS funding model would aid economic growth, according to White.
Trade body targets 'disproportionate' regulation costs.
The final Expertise Live event of 2014, held in London in association with Zurich, saw attendees discuss the current state of the SME market.
SME growth and confidence on the up despite growing workforce challenges.
CEO Giddings says new hires will reinforce commitment to SME e-traded market for brokers.
In an increasingly competitive marketplace, brokers can gain an edge by specialising in niche areas and strengthening their regional focus