Feature

  • News Analysis

    How did they get away with it?

    2011-03-30T00:00:00Z

    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 ...

  • Special Reports

    SME special report: a tale of two sectors

    2011-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Professional services and customer-facing businesses give two sides of the SME marketplace’s condition in the current economic environment. But opportunities for brokers can be found in both areas

  • Special Reports

    SME special report: hardy perennials

    2011-03-23T00:00:00Z

    A recent Insurance Times SME broker survey spells out the many worries across the sector – but it also serves as a reminder of the many positive prospects available

  • Special Reports

    SME special report: green shoots in tough times

    2011-03-23T00:00:00Z

    What do SMEs want from their brokers? How can brokers best serve SME needs? What are best ways brokers can approach SMEs for new business? The latest Datamonitor survey on the sector answers all these questions and more

  • Special Reports

    SME special report: signs of green shoots

    2011-03-23T00:00:00Z

    SMEs are providing a rare patch of fertile ground amid the hostile post-recessionary terrain. In this special report, we examine the potential of the SME market and explore areas where brokers can grow

  • Special Reports

    SME special report: growing concern

    2011-03-23T00:00:00Z

    Now more than ever, brokers are looking for innovative ways to keep their garden looking green and their products fresh. We look at how they can offer SMEs that little bit extra

  • In Business

    Industry heads attack broker commissions

    2011-03-09T00:00:00Z

    The commission model isn’t working, say a number of London market leaders. But without regulation or a Spitzer-style crusade, how can the industry provoke change across the board?

  • In Business

    Global Broker Clinic: The world service

    2011-03-02T00:00:00Z

    With increasing numbers of UK businesses looking overseas for work, Insurance Times brought together a panel of industry leaders to discuss how brokers and insurers can help clients to navigate an often confusing global marketplace

  • Claims

    Jackson on trial

    2011-02-23T00:00:00Z

    As the government prepares to implement Lord Jackson’s proposals for civil litigation costs, justice groups and legal expenses insurers are questioning his findings

  • Markets & Risks

    The Iran effect

    2011-02-23T00:00:00Z

    With sanctions against Iran now embracing insurance, anxiety is growing about the complexity of the new rules and tough penalties for breaches. As insurers pour resources into trying to do the right thing, delays and hesitation ensue. We talk to those who are trying to unpick the legislation