Big Interview: Clear Group CEO Mike Edgeley

Three years into his role as CEO, and 18 months on from the investment from Goldman Sachs, Clear Group CEO Mike Edgeley speaks to Scott McGee about his military background and how the broker’s growth is "not just about scale".

Is Biba right to worry about personal lines broking?

News Editor’s View: After the British Insurance Brokers' Association asked personal lines insurers to commit to the broking channel, Scott McGee looks at what has got brokers spooked, and what action needs to happen in order for a fruitful future.

Who is going to snap up insurance brokers in 2024

Age Lindenbergh, leader of the European Alvarez and Marsal’s Transaction Advisory Group, on why consolidation in the UK insurance brokerage market shows no signs of slowing down and where in the world cash is coming from to buy businesses.

MP highlights loophole in Leasehold Reform Bill

Matt Brewis, head of insurance for the Financial Conduct Authority, has appeared before a parliamentary committee to discuss the Leasehold and Freehold Reform Bill and been challenged by MPs over whether the current crop of rules ensure insurance costs…

FCA confirms further AR restrictions

Having previously placed restrictions on four insurance brokers feared to be failing to ensure appointed representatives comply with the regulator’s rules, the Financial Conduct Authority has confirmed three more sanctions.

Most-read insurance stories in 2023 revealed

Like Cher, Insurance Post is turning back time to remember the industry Consumer Duty’s efforts, business interruption cases continuing to rumble on, developments at Direct Line, RSA’s personal lines exit, plus the other major insurance events of the…

Thomas Carroll CEO reveals expansion plans

Hot on the heels of Thomas Carroll Group’s 181 employees becoming owners of the business via a trust, the independent broker’s CEO has shared plans to swell the firm’s ranks and open new offices.

Christmas is a time for insurers to give back

Editor’s View: As insurers on Santa’s nice list get ready to receive loads of presents, Emma Ann Hughes reflects on how the industry has given back to society and supported charities this Christmas.

Broker Review of the Year 2023

Brokers reflect on overcoming tough market conditions in 2023 and share their hopes of seeing Justin Bieber at the Biba conference in 2024 “just for the pun of it”.

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