Marsh has been the talk of the town this week as it acquired the shares in broker JLT, shoring up its position as the largest broker by revenue in the world.
Today we feature a second quartet of businesses with their eye on the disruption prize, all of which will be worth watching out for as the year progresses.
BGL Group has appointed Anna McEntee to lead its Frontline business, marking the conclusion of the consolidation of senior leadership team in the company’s Insurance Distribution and Outsourcing division.
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Compare the Market has been named as the company at the centre of a legal probe by the competition watchdog.
Insurance companies need to use clever content strategies to make sure their website ranks high enough in search results to compete with aggregators. Here is some advice from Jonathan Moore, head of SEO at Equimedia
The competition watchdog will look into whether price comparison sites could be more transparent.
The owner of Compare the Market has seen revenue grow by 14% in the first half of its financial year.
CEO, BGL Group
Price comparison websites are now a “very significant” distribution channel for car and home insurance across Continental Europe.
Price comparison sites have welcomed a review into their business practices by the competition watchdog.
Travel insurance policies come with exclusions that can have huge consequences on your financial and personal life.
The group behind price comparison site Compare the Market, is considering an initial public offering next year valued at £2bn.
Four years ago it was reported that Grant Thornton had been appointed by Esure to look at the possibility of divesting its shareholding in comparison site Go Compare.
Cannibalisation of profits and regulatory concerns were among key reasons behind Google's decision to exit the competitive aggregator space, but this may not be its last venture into this sector according to market analysts.
There are plenty who would celebrate their demise, but despite regulatory scrutiny, price comparison websites remain strong
Sky-rocketing advertising costs and an already competitive market have been cited as potential deterrents for any insurers considering entering the aggregator space after an Accenture report estimated 83% of UK firms were contemplating such a move.
The news that BGL is looking at a prospective initial public offering has raised a number of questions.
The news that BGL Group is looking at the possibility of an IPO should not come as a surprise.
Market analysts have given their seal of approval to BGL Group’s potential listing on the London Stock Exchange, with one analyst suggesting the entry could be valued at more than £1bn.
BGL Group’s UK price comparison site Compare the Market has appointed Jesper With-Fogstrup to the newly created role of chief operating officer.
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