Post - 2010-10-21

Postbox: Insurance is innovative

It has been interesting to read the comments that have come out of this year's British Insurance Summit event —especially the opinions relating to the insurance sector and its inability to attract the best recruits. These ideas have also been echoed in…

Editor's comment: Lloyd's soap rumbles on

As the clock ticked down to the Friday (15 October) deadline to complete a deal for Brit, the Dutch-domiciled insurer confirmed an extension has been granted to bidders Apollo and CVC Capital Partners.

Claims - VAT relief: Finding relief

With VAT rising to 20% from early next year, Alistair Winning & David Damsell look at how the rules surrounding this tax need to be examined closely by all parties to ensure the full relief available is claimed.

MIB seeks clarification over credit repair

The Motor Insurers' Bureau has written to a number of its members to clarify the increasingly thorny issue of who should pick up the bill for credit repair, when an insurer discovers the other driver is uninsured.

Interview - Jon Greenwood: Into the hot seat

With a high turnover during the past seven years, the role of managing director of commercial and broker at RBSI could be seen as a poisoned chalice. Jonathan Swift talks to Jon Greenwood, the latest incumbent, about his optimism for the task in hand.

Penny Black's insurance week

It seems that while Andy Homer's son Oliver decided to follow him into the same market, their shared passions do not coincide when it comes to football.

Marine - Post IUMI: Missing the boat?

A successful IUMI conference gave marine insurers plenty to mull over, reports Eric Alexander, not least the shocking statistic that hull insurance has been at a technical loss for the past 14 years.

Lockton aims for 1 December move to LLP

Lockton International has set itself a 1 December deadline to complete its transformation to a limited liability partnership after the move received regulatory approval.

Career path & CSR: Ask the expert

I am about to start job hunting and wondered how much notice recruiters take of a candidate's social networking profile. Would you advise I clean mine up?

View from the top: Time for a reality check

Operating efficiently and profitably in a recession certainly focuses the mind as most of us are all too well aware. The characteristics of this recession for the commercial insurance market are, perhaps, different compared with previous downturns.

Postbox: MGAA invitation

The Managing General Agents' Association is delighted with the response to its letter to potential members, but there is still room for more attendees at the first meeting.

Amazon to launch insurance service

Online retailer Amazon is to offer replacement goods to insurance policyholders, after launching a new service to rival established players such as Comet.

Meehan could return with broker start-up

Paul Meehan is considering his options after exiting Axa Insurance just over two years after he was recruited by former chief executive Philippe Maso as customer experience director.