Interviews

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From police constable to premium finance executive – Close Brothers’ Sharon Bishop

Chief executive highlights the importance of seeing things from the broker’s perspective

Innovation

Five AI insurtechs with a BIG future

Diccon Jefferies, from award-winning innovation agency Tällt Ventures, picks the insurtechs to watch in underwriting, pricing, claims and customer service

Joe Sultana

2019 eTrading: Applied Systems to use Google partnership to fuel innovation

Insurance Times speaks to Joe Sultana, managing director, broker solutions, Applied Systems UK on the growth of Applied in the UK and reaction to the high rating in the Insurance Times 2019 eTrading Survey

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Betfair-backed insurer champions claims sharing over ‘dysfunctional mainstream insurance’

Paul Dennis, the founder of claims sharing pet insurer YouDoPet, which has backing from the founder of Betfair, speaks to Insurance Times about the dysfunctional structure of mainstream insurance, and what he thinks is the solution

Charlotte Halkett

Halkett and Bought By Many reveal international growth ambitions

As Charlotte Halkett settles into her new role, Bought By Many reveals ambitions to expand the business further

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New XL products just the beginning for AXA brokers - distribution head Louise Piper

AXA XL’s head of distribution Louise Piper tells Insurance Times how brokers will profit from AXA’s mega-merger with XL Group

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Interview: Chubb's new UK retail boss Sara Mitchell eyes improved service in changing broker landscape

As Chubb’s new division president for UK and Ireland retail Sara Mitchell beds herself into new top job, she speaks to Insurance Times about her main points of focus

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Q&A e-trading: Markel changes the way broker enquiries are dealt with

With the results of the 2019 e-trading survey to be revealed soon, Insurance Times spoke to sales and marketing director Nic Brown on the developments made to Markel’s UK broker e-trading system

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People Moves

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ABI announces Dye as new chair to replace Blanc

Blanc was forced to step down last week after leaving her role at Zurich

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Zurich appoints Amanda Blanc successor

A week after Amanda Blanc’s shock resignation, Zurich appoints her successor to lead the European business

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‘No role that won’t be affected by technology’ - Insurance2025 talent debate

After a presentation by IDEX CEO Matt Green, industry leaders debated the changing workforce culture and how businesses need to cater for it

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27 staff leave Kennedy’s for rival law firm

17 lawyers and 10 support staff make the shift from Kennedy’s to Plexus

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