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    We want imarket

    2008-01-16T00:00:00Z

    I write in response to your article on imarket (Features, 10 January). imarket is a paradox. It is a superb idea: end-to-end connectivity, standardised technology, and market co-operation. And yet it has not filled its potential. The progressive concept of major UK insurers pooling funds with a common goal ...

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    The credit squeeze will take its toll

    2008-01-16T00:00:00Z

    Tim Wilson says economic pressures will put a lot of strain on smaller brokers

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    Setting an agenda of professionalism

    2008-01-09T00:00:00Z

    Lord Hunt says our industry needs recognition as a formidable creator of wealth

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    Responding to Reeh

    2007-12-12T00:00:00Z

    Early in 2007, I had cause to respond to criticism from Thomas Reeh, chief executive of broker blackandwhite.co.uk who took exception to my concerns over the mis-selling of payment protection insurance (PPI), its huge commissions and the promotion of single premium policies. He accused me of being “out to get” ...

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    Letter from Malawi

    2007-12-12T00:00:00Z

    A successful broker gave up everything to build and run schools for Malawi’s children. Ellen Bennett talks to Chris Knott

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    Finding leverage in the soft market

    2007-12-12T00:00:00Z

    Mike Williams says there are opportunities for brokers in the soft market

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    End is nigh for inefficiency

    2007-12-12T00:00:00Z

    Grant Ellis says that commercial insurance market must change its inefficient operating model

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    Skill returns to bodyshop

    2007-12-12T00:00:00Z

    I read with interest the piece “Insurers face supply shortage as bodyshops decline” (News, 25 October). It has been widely recognised in the past that the skill required to repair parts has been lost as people no longer want to be associated with vehicle repair when there are better career ...

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    The credit crunch will take its toll

    2007-12-06T00:00:00Z

    Tim Wilson says brokers will struggle as credit lines dry up

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    How to deliver on the promise

    2007-12-05T00:00:00Z

    Michael Graham says that a joined-up approach is a must for quality customer service

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    E-certificates welcomed

    2007-11-28T00:00:00Z

    The Department for Transport’s (DfT) decision to implement motor e-certificates (News, 22 November) is fantastic news. The BGL Group has been lobbying on this point for many months to highlight its huge benefits, and to push for its adoption. The move will help the motor insurance database, financed by the ...

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    Convergence is the flavour of the month

    2007-11-28T00:00:00Z

    Sarah Kennedy says that Allianz is the latest in a line of firms seeking to merge divisions to adapt to market changes.

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    Brokers need more support from underwriters

    2007-11-28T00:00:00Z

    Despite the fact that changes are being introduced to the Insurance Conduct of Business (ICOB) rules next month, it strikes me that very little has been done to understand the proposed reforms, or make alterations to be compliant with them. After its usual round of consultation and discussion, the Financial ...

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    Motor profits in the balance

    2007-11-28T00:00:00Z

    Michael Faulkner says that time will tell over the fortunes of the profitability of the private motor market

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    Branching out into broker networks

    2007-11-21T00:00:00Z

    Danny Walkinshaw says broker networks are growing, but do brokers need to join?

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    We are being mugged by IT…but there is a solution

    2007-11-21T00:00:00Z

    Jane Middleton explains why the reality of IT doesn’t match the expectation

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    Aggregator quotes

    2007-11-21T00:00:00Z

    Re: “Defaqto warns consumers against using web aggregators” (insurancetimes.co.uk, 31 October) If my business was as incompetent in assessing customers’ demands and needs as these aggregators are, I would be closed down. People should realise that aggregators make their money by charging companies on click-throughs. It is therefore in their ...

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    The story’s not over for pleural plaques

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Ian Macalister says the Rothwell ruling should end further litigation, but it won’t

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    Our future is in their hands

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    Lord Hunt says the success of the CII’s careers fair gives us hope our industry can be seen in a better light

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    Mutual deals

    2007-11-14T00:00:00Z

    I was interested to read the article, “Insurers counter lure of authorities’ mutuals” (News, 1 November)), which correctly highlighted the growing threat of mutuals to the traditional insurance market’s dominance of the local authority sector. Clearly the likes of Zurich, St Paul and AIG have become so concerned ...