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  • IT Investigates

    Corruption in emerging markets


    Insurers and brokers wanting to expand in emerging countries are facing a stark choice: break the Bribery Act or walk away from business

  • People & Opinion

    Interview: Amanda Blanc


    ‘Any idiot can grow their business in insurance: you’re just cheap and you write a lot’

  • News Analysis

    How did they get away with it?


    The shady dealings of brokers Ideal Insurance forced at least one customer into near bankruptcy, but the most startling twist in the tale is the FSA’s inability to act on tip-offs about the firm for over a year, and the ease with which a broker with a prison record could ...

  • Patrick Snowball - Aviva
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    Aviva chief puts paid to Snowball’s RAC dream


    Insurance Times reveals Andrew Moss’s sales plan and appointment of J.P. Morgan

  • People & Opinion

    We know where it’s at


    Insurers’ reputation as technological dinosaurs will soon be extinct, if an exclusive survey of insurance CIOs is anything to go by

  • News Analysis

    The luck of the Irish?


    The collapse 12 months ago of Quinn sent shudders through the British and Irish insurance sectors. But, as the fate of the beleaguered firm remains uncertain, it seems brokers and insurers have escaped relatively unscathed

  • News Analysis

    Life after the gender ruling


    With the ECJ gender ruling now set in stone, insurers will be looking for new ways to target the coveted female driver. But if they are forced to price all young drivers equally, both young men and women will be hit hard as insurers look to make a sharp exit ...

  • News Analysis

    Double or nothing


    Taxpayer-subsidised NIG has been accused of recklessly undercutting its rivals with a controversial guarantee to beat the prices of 15 rival insurers. Critics warn that such tactics not only hurt insurers’ bottom line, but prolong a soft market for all

  • Features

    Interview: Paul Evans, AXA


    AXA’s UK boss is uncompromising and fast working. In his first four months in the job, he has split the business in two, said goodbye to Philippe Maso and welcomed Amanda Blanc. Now, all he has to do is return the insurer to growth and work out what to do ...

  • People & Opinion

    Interview: Martin South, Marsh


    From a job that took him to all corners of the globe, Marsh’s head of UK operations now has his feet firmly on the ground. But returning the company to profitability and looking for opportunities to expand in the UK have provided new challenges