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    Swinton aquires commercial broker


    Andinsure is a niche player in motor trade insurance

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    Groupama extends fleet product


    Groupama has enhanced its product for small fleets in a bid to extend its appeal to SMEs. The insurer’s Optima Small Fleet product will now cover vehicles registered in a director’s name. The company said this was in recognition of the fact that a large proportion of directors and owners ...

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    Equity Red Star aims to grow household account


    Norwich Union chief executive Igal Mayer has defended the insurance industry in front of MPs who have accused it of trying to “backtrack” on offering cover to householders in flood-hit areas. Giving evidence to the Commons environment select committee, Mayer said the industry simply wanted to reduce the risk to ...

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    RBS poaches Groupama motor underwriting director


    Andrew Goldby to join in new year

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    Arista hires ex-NIG underwriter


    Fiona O'Rourke will underwrite motor fleet and motor trade business

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    Motor profits in the balance


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

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    Motor e-certificates set to be implemented


    New legislation is being drafted that will allow the electronic delivery of motor insurance certificates, which could save the industry up to £10m per year. Though the industry has welcomed the move, Biba has raised concerns over the speed of its implementation, and has called for the legislation to be ...

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    NU telematics system highlights driver fatigue


    More than half the motorists monitored by Norwich Union’s (NU) telematics devices are exceeding the government-recommended maximum journey time without taking a break, running the risk of fatigue-induced collisions, said the insurer. Kay Martin, head of telematics, proposition and strategy for NU, said fatigue and nodding-off behind the wheel was ...

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    NU seeks brokers for major coach push


    Insurer begins full re-entry to market after six years

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    Insurers face supply shortage as bodyshops decline


    Falling numbers of bodyshops blamed on insurers’ demands for low-priced repairs

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    Copart deal opens way for recycled car parts


    The acquisition of vehicle accident management specialist Universal Salvage by an American company could boost the use of recycled parts by UK insurers. Universal Salvage – which handles the collection and disposal of collision-damaged vehicles for insurance companies and the car industry – has been acquired by vehicle salvage ...

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    Brit launches fleet risk management services


    Services includes telematics technology

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    Limit gets ratings boost


    Backing by QBE puts syndicate 2999 in strong position

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    Direct Line targets SMEs in commercial launch


    Direct Line is set for a major push into the direct commercial market with the launch of four new products this autumn. The UK’s largest car insurer said the commercial roll-out would be aimed at sole traders and partnerships. Under its umbrella brand Direct Line for Business, the insurer will ...

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    Zurich gears up for major SME direct drive


    Zurich is set for a major push to sell commercial insurance direct to businesses next year. The insurer has launched its first direct SME product online and plans to roll out a full suite within the next year. It is aiming to grow its SME business sixfold over the next ...

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    THB strengthens Motor Fleet team


    Specialist broker THB has strengthened its London Market capabilities with the appointment of Perry Lyons to the role of Motor Fleet Broker. Perry joins THB from Lloyd’s broker Houlder Insurance Services and will have responsibility for maintaining and developing the motor fleet account. THB Director Darren Nightingale, who heads ...

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    Chaucer to focus on cars


    Chaucer will focus on the recovering UK private motor market in 2007 as the commercial motor market continues to suffer from falling rates. Unveiling its interim results, the Lloyd’s insurer said it would be taking into account a predicted upswing in private motor rates in the coming months. It ...

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    Heath Lambert hires key staff for FSJ division


    ?Heath Lambert has boosted its wholesale division, FSJ, with seven new appointments, including a divisional director. The broker said the appointments, which included former Lowndes Lambert managing director Martin Wildridge, were key to the expansion of the division. The division “was forging ahead and winning important business for the group”, ...

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    AXA ties up two more broker acquisitions


    AXA’s broking division, Venture Preference, has made two acquisitions as it closes in on its target of £500m SME commercial premium. The company has acquired two commercial brokers, the Davis Group and Smith Grayburn Young (SGY) Insurance Services. Davis specialises in transport insurance, and controls £37m in premium. The value ...

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    Equity buys RF Hobson to grow Staffs presence


    ?Equity Insurance has completed its third acquisition in eight weeks with the purchase of broker RF Hobson. Based in Lichfield, RF?Hobson specialises in commercial lines, part-icularly, fleet, agriculture and professional indemnity. It has a GWP in excess of £2m. The acquisition brings Equity to 80 branches in the UK, and ...