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Friday, 31 October 2014

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The Insurance Times Top 50 Insurers 2014

31 October 2014

The definitive listing of the 2014 Top 50 Insurers has now been released. Who are this year’s risers and fallers, and who has been named the cream of the crop?

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Personal lines results

Reserve releases drive personal lines profitSubscription

Part two of Insurance Times’s study of PRA returns reveals underlying personal motor performance woes. Financial loss provided stand-out profitability, with a combined operating ratio of 85.3%

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Debt-laden Towergate looks for an answer post-HodgesSubscription

Chief executive’s sudden departure comes after a year of poor results and falling bond values

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Latest Issue

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29 October 2014 IssueSubscription

Read a digital version of the 29 October 2014 edition of Insurance Times. In this issue: how household and pet insurance rescued the industry in 2013; what next for Towergate?; Deakin - third time lucky for Gallagher?; telematics takes off, but profits might not; brokers go back to school; Big Data fuels a new motor price war; women who broke the glass ceiling; Spotlight on architects’ professional indemnity cover, plus Backchat  

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Editor's Picks

Saxon East

Briefing: What is in the stars for Towergate?Subscription

Mark Hodges’ departure leaves a lot of questions unanswered

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Robert Cummings

ABI blog: CMA investigation – the future face of credit hire

22 October 2014

ABI manager for civil justice policy Rob Cummings talks about the ‘missed opportunity’ of the Competition and Market’s Authority’s probe into the private motor insurance market and asks the question:what next for credit hire?

Peter Shaw, Thatcham

ABI blog: Autonomous vehicle technology – a key moment for the insurance industry

6 October 2014

Thatcham Research chief executive Peter Shaw talks about the rise of driverless cars and what it could mean for the insurance industry ahead of the ABI’s Motor Conference in December

The People

David Reeves, Barbican

Barbican’s David Reeves: from newspapers to insuranceSubscription

Lloyd’s insurer’s chief executive talks to Insurance Times sister publication GR about meeting Rupert Murdoch, what makes a good boss and lessons learned

Sandy Scott, CII

Sandy Scott: Finding the CII’s next missionSubscription

During his time at the helm of the CII, Sandy Scott has campaigned to improve practices within the insurance industry and make it more professional. So, what’s next?

Christophe Bardet Swinton

Swinton’s return from the dark sideSubscription

Broker boss Christophe Bardet reveals steps taken to focus the business on putting the customer first - and achieve a best-of-class record for customer complaints

Jonathan Evans MP

'Insurers must keep their promise on premiums'Subscription

Long an advocate of the insurance industry during his time in parliament, Jonathan Evans, who is set to retire from the House of Commons, says the industry must keep its side of the bargain on legal reforms

Matthew Donaldson2, Comparethemarket

Matthew Donaldson: Challenging the marketSubscription

Not content with a 40% share of the UK aggregator market with Comparethemarket, the group chief executive of BGL has big plans to shake up the life insurance market and take the comparison model international

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Special Reports

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The Knowledge: Professionalism

Will a code of conduct and chartered status help to ‘professionalise’ broking?

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Special Report: Manufacturing

With the upturn in the UK economy, manufacturing is showing signs of booming again. In this special report we look at opportunites for insurers and brokers, and uncover some of the mistakes that manufacturers make when it comes to insurance cover

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The Knowledge: the future of motor insurance

Technology and information are reshaping motor insurance

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Regulation Report Part 4

To help you make sense of the changes in the regulatory landscape since the FCA took over from the FSA in April last year, Insurance Times, in association with the Chartered Insurance Institute, is creating a series of five reports focusing on a different area of regulation as it affects the insurance industry. Part 4 looks at transparency, and how the FCA has focused its attention on conflicts of interest and the push to publish claims ratios

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The Insurance Times Top 50 Brokers 2014

The definitive listing of the 2014 Top 50 Brokers has now been released. Who are this year’s risers and fallers, and who has rocked the boat to join the elusive top five for the first time?

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Fraud Report

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The Insurance Times Fraud Report 2013Subscription

21 November 2013

The inaugural 40-page Fraud Report 2013 provides a comprehensive overview of the key issues facing the insurance industry, including the results of an exclusive Insurance Times survey

Insurance Times Awards

Sarah Mallaby Allianz

Allianz: best insurer for claims

Ahead of the deadline for entries to the 2014 Insurance Times Awards, we speak to past winners about their award, their top tips for success and challenges and changes in the industry

People Moves

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Close Brothers premium finance head departsSubscription

29 October 2014

Janet Wilson replaced by new chief executive Sharon Bishop

Top 50 Brokers 2014

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The Insurance Times Top 50 Brokers 2014

21 August 2014

The definitive listing of the 2014 Top 50 Brokers has now been released. Who are this year’s risers and fallers, and who has rocked the boat to join the elusive top five for the first time?

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Top 50 Insurers 2013


Top 50 Insurers 2013Subscription

22 November 2013

The definitive ranking of the UK’s biggest insurance companies by gross written premium, plus in-depth analysis of the key trends underpinning the figures

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The Knowledge Handbook 2013

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The Knowledge Handbook 2013Subscription

From pricing to risk management, regulation and business excellence, The Knowledge covered a wide variety of subjects in 2013. Here, subscribers can read about the key issues that faced brokers and insurers over the past 12 months.

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The Digital Insurer

Digital Insurer

The Digital Insurer: what you need to know

Coverage from the Insurance Times Digital Insurer event tells you everything you need to know the stay one step ahead in the digital revolution

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