Post - 2012-02-23

Editor's comment: A call to arms - for some

In a week where some of the news could have come from the pages of a spy novel with hidden cameras and tracker devices being used, it is with some comfort that one story appears a simple case of black and white.

Experts claim average broker selling price falling

Graham Barr, who joined acquisitive broker CCV as chief operating officer in October, has said brokers are selling on average at less than 1.5 times their brokerage, with only unusual niche specialists selling for two times.

View from the top: Investing in people is paramount

While an over-used phrase, it is true that broking is a people business. Every day we are building relationships with our clients and with our provider partners. Therefore, focusing on and investing in people development is not just a cliché, it’s a…

Household: Insurers weathering the cold

After a mild 2011, this year got off to a cold start as snow hit the UK. Will this force insurers to look beyond the past year and start pricing household and contents cover long term?