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    Strong arm tactics?


    With its new charging structure and GRIP technology platform, Aon is seen by many as the bully boy of the market – but isn’t it simply a case of a broker flexing its muscles to get a bit more out of a tough climate?

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    The monster PPO claims are coming …


    The little man trying in vain to battle the unstoppable monster is a staple of the horror movie genre. But insurers could be about to face their own nightmare: claims inflation

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    Who do they think they are?


    The BBC did Boris Johnson and Stephen Fry. Now, Insurance Times delves into the roots of today’s insurance giants

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    Captain of industry


    Admiral Group has defied a tough economy and industry woes, posting solid results and enjoying a stellar rise in share price. But as rivals question its methods and analysts probe its strategy, how long can the company stay on an even keel?

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    Acturis quarterly rates index reveals pricing squeeze


    Commercial premiums show shrinkage in commercial combined, packages and liability indices

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    Ready, aim ... FSA


    As regulators get to work on the largest brokers, consolidator chiefs bemoan the greater pressure and demand for detail in the latest inspections. But is greater scrutiny of smaller brokers the answer?

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    Breaking the bank


    The UK private motor market has taken some heavy losses during the last year, and insurers have had to adapt accordingly. But as prior-year reserves dry out, is there even more trouble ahead?

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    What brokers really think ...


    This year’ s Insurance Times Broker Service Survey took its closest look yet at insurer performance, pinning down opinion on everything from documentation wording to claims fairness. Here, we publish the rankings for the commercial lines business, which reveal some interesting insights

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    Breakfast Club: Don’t miss a trick


    The Insurance Times Breakfast Club tackled the subject of claims optimisation, with claims inflation, fraud and recovery rates falling under the spotlight

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    No more one size fits all


    With the party conference season in full swing, Insurance Times finds out what the industry’s key figures want the government to deliver. From increased flood defence spending to avoiding damaging regulatory reforms, we present insurance’s parliamentary demands