Opinion

Charles Manchester on brokers using unrated insurers

Brokers are regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, so they don't really come into contact with the Prudential Regulation Authority, which is primarily concerned with the soundness of insurers, ensuring protection for policyholders.

Week in Post: Moves and booze

For the first time ever, I had to purchase home insurance this week and despite working with the insurance industry, I had no idea how to go about it. So I ended up on an aggregator site.

Legal Update: Motor's waiting game

The motor claims market is currently sitting in that state of indecision that business - and pilots - like to call ‘a holding pattern' as it awaits three major government consultations. These, to push the aviation analogy to its fullest, are hovering…

Aon's Andrew Tunnicliffe on holding up the mirror

You may have heard or read that McKinsey reported in its 2015 Diversity Matters report that gender diverse firms were 15% more likely to outperform those that were not diverse, but here's something more interesting.

Nexus Group's Colin Thompson on the evolution of MGAs

With more than 300 UK-based managing general agents underwriting roughly £5bn - circa 10% of the UK general insurance market - the MGA is already firmly established within the London market providing a key access point to local markets and the ability to…