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MGAs turn to reinsurers for capacity in hardening market

Reinsurers have shown a keen appetite to partner with managing general agents in the primary market this year

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‘The tide has turned’ on fraudsters as the industry reacts to the latest ABI figures

Industry appears mostly encouraged by latest fraud figures, but still see a long journey ahead, while one questioned the return on investment

Ardonagh Group

David Ross unveils plans to double the size of Ardonagh ‘in 3 years’

Ross believes that the business can double in size over the next 3-5 years ‘without breaking a sweat’

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Revealed: Top 50 brokers cash in on premium finance instalment charges

Brokers in the Top 50 are relying on premium finance instalment fees as a significant contributor to overall income, analysis shows

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In depth: M&A is main driver of change in Top 50 Brokers

IMAS partner James Simpson looks at how takeovers during the past year have pushed big brokers up the rankings

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Top 50 Brokers winners and losers: consolidators make ground while Gallagher falls back

Insurance Times picks out the highlights of the latest Top 50 Brokers

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Admiral chief executive looks to benefits in 2020 of ‘cyclical’ UK motor market

Insurer confident of good results next year after early response to claims inflation

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Analysis: Shares fall, claims mount - what’s wrong at Hastings?

Hastings shares fell last week as it announced its H1 financial results

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Aviva eyes broader corporate and specialty risk appetite

As Aviva continues to see impressive growth in the sector Colm Holmes says UK GI will look at adding more risk classes

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Hastings’ CFO seeks ‘balance’ on premiums and costly claims inflation

It follows the release of the insurers H1 results this morning that saw shares plummet amid claims inflation but GWP was up 3%

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Lloyd’s posts £2.3bn profits but underwriting deteriorates

Lloyd’s boosted by strong investment performance but much work remains on underwriting

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Saga insurance profits dive in ‘challenging market environment’

Broker challenged by regulatory crackdown on dual pricing and tough market conditions

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CRL closes door to new business in wake of Alpha collapse

All policyholder enquiries are being directed to BCR Legal Group

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Gallagher buys landlords insurance broking group

Brentford-based group claims to manage the insurance requirements of over 140,000 policyholders

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