Changes to the general terms of agreement between insurers and credit hire organisations could be discussed as early as next month after several companies expressed an interest in auditing the voluntary protocol.
The new year is traditionally a time for reflection on what has passed, and optimism about what lies ahead. No matter how tough the past 12 months, it is usually possible to muster some enthusiasm for the fresh start that January heralds.
Looking back 12 months to the first leader column of last year, I mulled whether 2010 would be marked by a number of changes, not least a hardening of rates, more merger and acquisition activity and insurance IPOs.
The BGL Group has donated £15 000 to The Samaritans. The cash boost will directly support a project updating The Samaritans' contact systems, which will allow the charity to answer thousands more calls from people in emotional distress.
The Financial Services Authority's tough enforcement stance could lead to an increase in demand for certain commercial insurance products, Reynolds Porter Chamberlain partner Jonathan Davies has claimed.
While Penny amused herself over the festive break by taking in David Hasselhoff in pantomime, Crawford UK and Ireland CEO Benedict Burke took in the more rarefied and cultural surrounding of the National Theatre to watch Alan Ayckbourn's Season's…
Towergate's charity work is part of the company's "corporate DNA" according to founder and chairman Peter Cullum, who has been made a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in the Queen's New Year honours list.
I would like to comment on the recent online report that the chairman of the Association of Law Costs Draftsmen is warning law firms against using uninsured legal costs advisers to draw up complex bills.
The former boss of online commercial insurance broker Xbridge Tony Deacon is poised to return to the market with a similar venture, after his new business received the regulatory green light just before Christmas.