Ajay Mistry, founder of Gambit Partners and an advisory board member of the Chartered Insurance Institute’s broking community, outlines seven reasons why networking is crucial for insurance brokers.
Data analysis: The number of UK insurance merger and acquisition deals rose from 48 in the first half of 2022 to 54 at the start of 2023 but the total publicly disclosed deal value fell from £3.8bn to £16m year-on-year.
Marsh has hired Nick Harris as CEO of UK Retail, effective from 1 January 2024, subject to regulatory approval.
The Treasury collected a record £7.34bn in insurance premium tax receipts during the 2022/23 financial year, analysis by actuarial consultancy OAC has revealed.
As students across the country collect their exam results, Claire Burrell, chief operating officer at Ardonagh Capital Solutions, reflects on why now, more than ever, it is essential for businesses to maintain flexibility across a full range of entry…
Graeme Trudgill, CEO of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, sprints across the Square Mile to share his plans on what more the body can do for members.
Duncan Carter, CEO of retail at Global Risk Partners, warns that a ban on paying commission to property-managing agents could backfire for leaseholders.
Following an internal review, Axa has announced it plans to pull Axa First and Axa Residential Let policies in the UK.
A ghost broker who charged more than 900 unsuspecting motorists £300 each for fraudulent motor insurance policies has been sentenced.
In the midst of the saga surrounding Nigel Farage’s Coutts bank account, Arron Banks has also claimed to have had his accounts shut down.
Content director's view: As Zurich pulls out of the personal lines broker market, and with motor far from being flavour of the month for investors and capacity providers, Jonathan Swift asks could a combination of withdrawals and lack of new competition…
The Financial Conduct Authority has ordered firms to fill out an extensive survey on how they keep tabs on whether they offer value for money to customers.
Dr Matthew Connell, director of policy and public affairs at the Chartered Insurance Institute, says the trade body’s outcome monitoring suggests insurers and brokers are in a good place ahead of the Consumer Duty deadline.
The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has called for greater external scrutiny of the cost benefit analyses produced by regulators when they introduce new rules for the sector.
Sheldon Mills, executive director for consumers and competition at the Financial Conduct Authority, conceded the regulator needs to “be tougher on brokers” after Dame Angela Eagle slammed them for “ripping off leaseholders”.
Gallagher received a four-star rating from staff surveyed for this year’s Best Insurance Employers list, with employees praising the business for having “the feel of a family firm.”
Standards have slipped for “big household name” insurers and MGAs have stepped up to offer a “tailor-made” service which is making them the partner of choice, brokers have revealed.
Aviva has announced a raft of changes to the structure of its commercial lines and distribution leadership teams, including four new hires.
Aviva was among the big winners at the British Insurance Awards 2023, on a night when its group CEO Amanda Blanc took home the Achievement Award.
Graeme Trudgill, executive director at the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, has been appointed CEO, replacing Steve White.
Jodie Horgan, group sales and marketing director of Clear Group, wakes her daughter up with party poppers and brings together individuals at the start of their insurance careers.
Sue Mallender, senior consultant of regulatory consultancy Sicsic Advisory, has warned the regulator is likely to place restrictions on more appointed representative general insurance broking businesses in the months to come.
Jane Kielty, head of commercial risk at Aon and deputy chair of the British Insurance Brokers’ Association, catches up with Scott McGee about her view on the future of commercial insurance, and how being ejected from her previous career got her thinking…
Data analysis: Brokers and underwriters are fed up with post-pandemic ways of working, according to research by the London & International Insurance Brokers’ Association and Chartered Insurance Institute's New Generation group.