Post - 2010-06-10
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Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 30 years ago reveals.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 10 years ago reveals.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from five years ago reveals.
Penny was interested to read about the fiery Prudential shareholder meeting on Monday this week, following its failed bid for Asia's AIA.
Direct Group has expanded its travel claims operation with a new partnership with First Assist Insurance Services.
While it may appear that working for a charitable cause poses no threat to an individual or their personal wealth, charity trustees do in fact put their own financial security on the line when taking on such positions, RSA has warned.
Bluefin has acquired St Albans-based Gilbert Business Insurance Brokers.
Aviva has recruited Axa's commercial managing director to the new role of strategic partnerships director, straddling both the life and general insurance sectors.
The Financial Services Authority has defended its approach to authorisation after research revealed a 71% time increase for companies to gain regulatory approval.
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The appointment of advisory firm Macquarie for the sale of Quinn Insurance was set to be finalised as Post went to press on Tuesday.
Broker insurer MMA has opened the doors to a regional office in Newcastle, and announced the local team for the North-east region.
A successful merger of Cooper Gay and Swett & Crawford to create a $3.5bn (£2.4bn) independent broking giant would give the combined entity the critical mass to become a decent sized public company it has been claimed.
Zurich UK general insurance chief executive Stephen Lewis has appointed new claims, finance and marketing chiefs to the insurer's executive team.
IAG UK's largest business Equity Red Star is set to shed around 175 of its broker partners and withdraw from the majority of its aggregated business, as it plans its recovery from a "significant deterioration" in its claims experience.
How deeply Axa feels the departure of Ant Middle will be monitored intently over the coming months.
Price comparison giant Money Supermarket is rolling out a revamped home insurance website, which includes improved measures to combat fraud.
Rehabilitation champion and claimant lawyer Amanda Stevens has left law firm Charles Russell after 13 years to join Irwin Mitchell, in a move that could be viewed as a meeting of minds.
Capita Managing Agency and Chubb Insurance have been granted approval to operate new vehicles within the Lloyd's market.
In the first of a new series for Post, web performance monitoring specialist Gomez runs the gauntlet over Direct Line's website to see how it performed in a number of key areas and stands up against some of its rivals.
RFIB has appointed Toby Heppel to the role of divisional director in the political, credit and financial risks team.
Jubilee life syndicate 779's active underwriter Brian Jackson has resigned from the company.
Insurer NIG has unveiled a new professionals product as part of a revamp of its network broker package products.
Plum Underwriting has announced a raft of changes to the business as part of its aggressive growth plans, first announced in March.
Assurex Global, the international network of independent insurance brokers, has added three new brokers to its international partnership ranks: Griffiths & Armour and Miller Insurance Services, both of the UK, and Associated Insurance Consultants of the…
Broking group Moorhouse has made a u-turn on its traditional organic growth strategy and is looking to acquire an insurance broker with up to £5m gross written premium.
BGL subsidiary Junction has predicted a 25% growth in the sale of new motor policies in the next year, despite what analysts describe as a "static market".
The Cobra Network has recruited Home & Legacy to provide additional mid and high net worth expertise to its insurance panel.
Specialist private equity firm BP Marsh and Company, a key backer of broking and insurance group Hyperion, has said it would not be surprised to see the company delay its plans to float in 2012.
Zoom 360 has launched a nationwide service to insurers, offering elevated mast photography utilising vehicle-mounted masts.
Insurance Services Office, the provider of personal injury claims evaluation solutions and services, has confirmed LV has signed a contract to use its claims outcome advisor.
Argo International, the specialist Lloyd's insurer and subsidiary of Argo Group International Holdings, has appointed Ruth Roberts as head of claims.
The travel insurance market needs a database similar to those in other markets in order to prevent travel insurance fraud.
Crawford & Company has named Aviva operations director Greg Gladwell to lead its new end-to-end personal lines service Crawford Home.
The founding members of the Independent Loss Adjusters Association are poised to officially launch the new trade association next month.
Incoming Airmic chairman Nicola Harvey talks to Lynn Rouse about relishing career challenges, working with passionate people and her plans to deal proactively with emerging risks.
The last couple of years have been tough, and although some industries are now picking up, the insurance industry is having to fight hard to take advantage of the upturn, as businesses are still reluctant to invest as much as they should do in…
I read with great interest the article 'Safety first and last' in Post recently.
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A recent Chartered Insurance Institute report was deeply critical of the insurance industry's efforts at recruiting the next generation. Rachel Gordon examines whether effective engagement is really that bad.
The percentage of students choosing insurance as a contender profession has recently risen but insurance companies must capitalise on the opportunities this presents, argues Caspar Bartington.
Is the insurance industry talking the talk but not walking the walk when it comes to training staff? Veronica Cowan asks why investment in professionalism is still frequently questioned on cost.
Manchester is a diverse city, full of character and currently undergoing something of a rebirth. Daniel Dunkley visits the city and finds a thriving insurance market.
Businesses are becoming increasingly strained by the legacies of defined benefit schemes. Amy Ellis reports on the issue of pensions de-risking and looks at the options available.
A team from three Lloyd's market companies have combined forces to undertake the charity challenge of rowing the 21 miles across the English Channel to France in a six-person Thames cutter boat, aiming to beat the existing world record time of two hours…
The National Flood School has been appointed a licensed training centre by the British Damage Management Association.
More than 300 London-based staff and a total of 2000 employees worldwide took part in XL Insurance's fifth annual Global Day of Giving at the end of last month.
Brit Insurance has signed a four-year partnership with Chance to Shine, the grassroots sports development programme run by The Cricket Foundation.
Cullum Capital Ventures has acquired Hertfordshire-based brokers Humbergrove and Humbergrove UK.
A British Insurance Brokers’ Association regional head has called for a new code of conduct to help reduce the legal bill and inconvenience faced by intermediaries defending themselves against former staff who break their restrictive covenants.
The Department of Health is set to meet with industry figures next week to discuss the provision of insurance for independent midwives, Post has learnt.
John Josiah, managing director and active underwriter, Equity Red Star.
Adrian Parry, Renew Insurance.