Post - 2011-09-01

Broking - travel: Tailored travel

Brokers are struggling to keep pace in the travel insurance market, as aggregators take an ever-increasing share of the sector. Callum Brodie investigates the future of intermediaries in this highly competitive arena.

View from the top: An endangered species?

UK-domiciled Lloyd’s brokers are under significant pressure. It’s always been a tough market, but the increased use of broker requests for proposals and unsolved inefficiencies are squeezing the London community further.

Penny Black’s insurance week

After the guest host at this year’s British Insurance Awards Jonathan Ross said Capita Group’s Tony Tarquini had a name for show business, Penny was keen to meet the man herself.

Admiral battens down the hatches

Admiral has been the darling of the stock market for a number of years but, despite record pre-tax profits, its share price took a tumble last week. Chinwe Akomah finds out why.

Capita looks to double in size by 2013

Outsourcing specialist Capita Consulting has unveiled plans to recruit 30 more consultants to its financial services practice and to double the size of its business in two years.

Bank holiday breakdowns

Unsettled weather meant the AA only reported 35 000 breakdowns between 26 August and 29 August, 1000 lower than the August bank holiday 2010 but 1000 higher than for the same period in 2009.

Editor's comment: The fall of angels

Many might argue the day was an inevitable one for a motor insurance giant where UK car cover accounts for 90% of group turnover, but the market evidently hoped otherwise. Admiral’s radiant stock market halo has finally lost some of its shine.

Economic uncertainty boosts HNW business

Stock market crashes and market uncertainties are moving high net worth customers from stocks and shares to more tangible assets, boosting business for 
HNW insurers.

Boswell launches recruitment drive after growth

The managing director of the East Anglia general insurance and legal services firm Alan Boswell Group is targeting 
a fresh recruitment drive, after announcing a capital reserves growth of 36% in the past year.

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