Opinion

Editor's comment: Be kind

As I write this the sun is on my back, the windows are open, the first days of spring mean new flowers are poking their heads above the soil, bees are buzzing, and my cat is chasing her tail in the garden.

Axa's Jon Walker on SMEs and underinsurance

An underinsured business will find it hard to recover from a claim event and the recent storms and floods show that the risks have never been so high – or the consequences so potentially devastating – as when that business is an SME.

Rising Star: Aaron Slattery, Channel Islands Adjusters

After experiencing a fire loss in his family's construction business, Aaron Slattery saw the loss adjusting process and decided to try the industry, this put him on the path to becoming the world's youngest loss adjuster at 22 last year.

Editor's comment: The lesser-spotted hard market

The world has long held a fascination with mythical beasts and the younger generation is picking up the passion with Smallfoot, Abominable and Missing Link the latest in a long line of films to encourage children to believe in the magic of the Yeti or…

My other life: Michael Whitfield, Lifetime caretaker

Outside of his role as managing director at CPP Group, Micheal Whitfield looks after an old farm in Staffordshire Moorlands. Along with his wife, he participates in a 'higher level' Countryside Stewardship Agreement, which involves adhering to a…

MGA Mole: Why does banking look down on insurance?

Post has enlisted a managing general agent industry mole to lift the lid on what the sector is really like. Our anonymous commentator asks why the perception of working in the insurance industry is so bad from the outside.

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