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Broker Service Q&A: Tokio Marine HCC reveals the secret to coping with greater claims volumes

With the Insurance Times Broker Service Survey 2019/20 now open, Tokio Marine HCC’s underwriting director John Booth tells Savan Shah how understanding brokers is key to its operation and how it has dealt with the influx of claims over the past year

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Avid - the MGA that has cracked the underwriting conundrum

MGA marries data-led analysis with good products and plenty of underwriting experience

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Be Wiser plans acquisitions and new AI technology to grow business

Be Wiser chairman Mark Bower-Dyke talks about his plans to return the business to growth

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Tesla Insurance: the beginning of the end for selling motor cover?

Car makers have the potential to cut insurers and brokers out of the process of selling motor insurance - with the launch of Tesla Insurance should the incumbents be alarmed?

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Adapt or die: how to survive in the insurtech jungle

Insurance Times spoke to industry experts to investigate why some insurtechs go bust

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Software houses key to brokers remaining relevant in shifting market

Biba’s Andy Thornley called on software houses to do more to enable brokers to offer subscription style products

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Telematics brokers hit back at model criticism

After Coverbox fell into administration, experts had questioned the telematics broker model - but the telematics brokers have told Insurance Times why the future is bright

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Experts predict more broker casualties in 'difficult' telematics market

As Coverbox falls into administration it highlights the added challenges facing brokers in the telematics field

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AXA plans to simplify e-trade platform for brokers

As AXA plans to add more XL specialist products to its e-trade platform in the coming year, Deepak Soni says ensuring the platform is simple to use will be key

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Insurtech Dinghy appoints new chief executive

The business’ new head worked for a number of years at Kingsbridge Group

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Disruptor Munich Re partners with Amazon to break into insurance software market

Munich Re teams up with Amazon Web Services to help MGAs and insurers

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MoneySuperMarket: FCA pricing study needs to get the balance right

Aggregator broadly welcomed the FCA interim report, but cautioned against harming insurers’ business models

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'State of mind' an important factor in driving behaviour, study finds

Stress, depression and anxiety can affect driving behaviour and therefore premiums

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