It's been a week of breaking news, predictions vindicated and rebrand rumours.


The day after the Insurance Times relaunch, there’s no time to relax. We break the story of Amanda Blanc hiring Matthew Reed online, with a video exclusive. As thousands of hits prove, the story certainly has people talking.


The sale of Provident Insurance finally reaches a conclusion – I predicted the French parent of MMA would buy Provident back in October. The role of Swinton also comes into the spotlight.


Turning to May’s Biba conference, our microsite, BIBAvision, goes live, full of blogs, video, news and more. Check it out.


After another Monday morning mulling over another West Ham defeat, I meet a London-based broker about to rebrand.


Back in the office, the latest reports on the sale of Quinn Insurance emerge from Ireland. Liberty Mutual chief Ted Kelly is tipped as the next chair of Quinn if its joint bid with Anglo Irish Bank is successful.