Post - 2011-01-06

GTA changes to be discussed

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.

Adjusters in deal talks

Canadian loss adjuster SCM Insurance Services is on the lookout for more acquisition targets, in a bid to expand its presence in the UK market.

Website Review: Swinton

In the latest of its ongoing series for Post, web performance specialist Gomez casts a critical eye over Swinton's website.

Career development: Worry ahead for uk managers

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.

Editor's comment: The foundations are laid

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.

New FSA regime may boost D&O/PI take-up

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.

Penny Black's insurance week

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…

Cullum: CBE is testimony to all staff

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.

Postbox: Checking cover levels is essential

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.

XL expands

XL has expanded its professional liability offering for architects and engineers after commencing writing on Lloyd's paper.

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