Post - 2010-10-07

ABI highlights its successes

Your leader 'Breaking up: hard to do?' highlights the importance of the Association of British Insurers effectively representing our general insurance members.

Broking focus - SME: Survival of the fittest

Are brokers right to see SME as a 'safe house' for commercial insurance, Jakki May asks if direct insurers can really have an impact on the sector and how intermediaries can counteract this threat.

Editor's comment: An offer you can't refuse?

Most of us will no doubt have been taken in by the 'buy one, get one free' offers that litter the aisles of supermarkets — and ended up with two of something we had no intention of buying. It is thus with some interest that Post this week reports that…

Hyperion deal

Hyperion Broking has agreed to acquire Singapore's Accette Insurance Group.

Environmental liability: The carrot or the stick?

The idea of a new compulsory insurance class appears to represent opportunity to some and a major risk to market stability for others. Ralph Savage reports on how compulsory financial provision for environmental damage is viewed and whether it could ever…

Customer value management: Improving margins

Broker marketing skills have become ever more important in the personal lines market, with the growth of online aggregators. Tim Ham reports on the increased need for customer value management to optimise profit.

RSA renews First Assist legal deal

RSA has renewed a partnership with First Assist Legal Protection that will see the latter act as its legal expenses insurance partner for a further three years.

Solicitors' PI numbers stable

The number of law firms without solicitors' professional indemnity cover has remained stable due to competition among qualifying insurers, XL Insurance has claimed.

Insurers face age ban if gender ruling is enforced

The British Insurance Brokers' Association has consulted its European counterpart Bipar on the best step forward after a European Court of Justice advisor said gender should not be a determining risk factor when setting insurance premiums.

Lord Young blasted over H&S

Garwyn health and safety director Mike Williamson has revealed he is "uneasy" about a potential lack of objectivity in Lord Young's upcoming health and safety report.

Adjusting 'for free' service unveiled

Claims management services provider LAS has outlined plans to shake up the way loss adjusters are remunerated, with the launch of a new arm that it boasts can provide an equivalent service for free in 95% of household cases.

Clear moves into healthcare

Brokerbility member Clear Insurance Management has launched a new healthcare arm that aims to provide private medical insurance and employee benefits products to small businesses through to large corporate clients.

Snowball eyes return to UK

Former Aviva board director Patrick Snowball has revealed his firm intention to return to the UK insurance market when his contract with Australian financial services firm Suncorp finishes in 2013.

ABI approves IFR trial

The Association of British Insurers has given the green light for a six-month trial of the Insurance Fraud Register.

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