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  • Start-ups
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    Gallagher and Towergate consolidation era triggers broker start-up growth


    Acquisition sprees by broking giants is creating opportunities for new start-ups

  • EL/PL Portal Figures
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    Industry split over success of EL/PL portal


    Critics say portal is not fit for purpose, with only one-third of EL cases staying within it, while others believe the system will repeat success of motor portal

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    The Iran effect


    With sanctions against Iran now embracing insurance, anxiety is growing about the complexity of the new rules and tough penalties for breaches. As insurers pour resources into trying to do the right thing, delays and hesitation ensue. We talk to those who are trying to unpick the legislation

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    Friends in high places


    Jewellery, fine wine and classic cars. The playthings of the super rich all need insurance – and brokers are happy to provide it. We find out how to tap into the lucrative high net worth market

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    Compensation city


    Over the past 30 years, Bristol has become the hub of the UK legal expenses insurance sector, bringing prosperity but also sparking rivalries between its three main players. Insurance Times looks at their colourful history and finds out how they are planning to cope in a rapidly changing market ...

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    Who will pay for this cut?


    It seems natural that patients will seek refuge in the arms of private health insurers as a result of the radical NHS downsizing. But will the government’s confused messages prevent the industry from cashing in?

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    Deep impact


    We can be sure of two issues relating to the Solvency II directive: it is unavoidable and it’s costing a bomb to implement. We look into an issue that’s less certain: what insurers will get in return for the costly and rigorous build-up to the new capital regime

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    Don't stop me now


    When any number of problems could bring business grinding to halt, a continuity plan is vital. And, according to the latest survey by our sister title StrategicRISK, senior management agree

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    There will be blood


    Doctors involved in fraud should face a fitness-to-practice hearing at the General Medical Council. But a loophole is allowing many of them to slip through the net

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    The middle men


    London’s wholesale market is increasingly dominated by Aon, Marsh and Willis, but are there any advantages to being a bit smaller than the ‘big three’? We spoke to the heads of three mid-sized brokers to find out