Schemes business requires significant investment to make it work and underwriters are not prepared to tolerate poor profitability. But, as Jane Bernstein reports, the benefits are many and it remains attractive to brokers.
Another year, another Biba conference; brokers nurse their hangovers, hacks try to recall the juicy story slurred in their ear at 2am, and insurers vow to return to the exhibition hall next year with a bigger stand than Aviva, nicer cup cakes than Zurich…
Paraline chief executive Jack Graham is set to step down from his role with the newly-launched Bermuda-domiciled insurance group on 1 July.
The founder and former clinical director of rehabilitation provider HCML, Helen Merfield, has abandoned her start-up project Nexus Rehabilitation just two months after its launch marked her return to the rehabilitation sector.
The term 'cloud computing' is very much in vogue. Post gathered together technology and insurance industry experts to debate whether the industry is ready to seize the opportunities it can offer. Amy Ellis reports.
Lockton International’s managing general agent Mapledown is ready to go live with SSP’s insurance policy administration and underwriting solution.
Tim Carroll has joined a new general insurance company, Samsung Fire & Marine Insurance Company of Europe, which has opened for business in London.
Matt Munro and Tom Cooper appear to have theMidas touch, with start up Igo4 smashing its five-year plan. Jonathan Swift asks where they go from here.
Start-up broker software provider Wanna Insure has set a target to write 500 000 policies by the end of its third year of trading.
John O'Roarke has seen the highs and lows of a career in insurance. He talks to Daniel Dunkley about his journey to LV and his plans for the next stage in the firm's development.
Ageas chief executive Barry Smith has said the insurer "needs to do more" to improve its household insurance offering and encourage preventative action following losses amassed during the winter freeze.
HCML's founder and former clinical director Helen Merfield has returned to the market with start-up business, Nexus Rehabilitation.
I was personally delighted to see the news that Towergate Partnership has completed its refinancing and secured the investment from Advent International.
Managing general agent Aspen Risk Management has unveiled its second underwriting partner.
We support the view that market conditions suit the emergence of new start-ups of both insurers and brokers
With the management buyout of motor sport specialist Ellis Clowes & Company from THB, Karen Ellis has certainly made her mark. She talks to Amy Ellis about remaining in pole position in its niche.
London market specialists Northdoor has identified three key factors that will shape the start-ups market in 2011.
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.
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.
The length of time it takes the Financial Services Authority to grant firms permission to expand their businesses has more than doubled in the last year.
Barbican has obtained conditional approval from Lloyd’s and the Financial Services Authority to act as a managing agency at Lloyd’s.
Barbados-based Aliseo Reinsurance SCC today announced its entry into the global retrocession market with an initial capitalization of $300m.
A former managing director at Oval is set to target disgruntled account executives within consolidators through the launch of a start-up.
Momentum - a support and development service for new and existing brokers - has been launched by the ex-MD of Oval Insurance Broking, Howard Pepper.