Could a motor insurance crisis become a political storm?

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 trigger a crisis to match the employers' liability one at the start of the 21st century?

Cast your mind back to 2001 and, in the wake of Independent Insurance’s collapse and the 11 September terrorist attacks, employers’ liability became a political issue.

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Is insurer service really that bad?

News Editor View: After comments from Jensten’s Alistair Hardie earlier this week saying no insurer gets service right and that we should “rip up the service rule book and start again”, Scott McGee asks: Is it really that bad?

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