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    Walk this way

    2010-06-23T00:00:00Z

    Personal insurance customers have been buying online for years, but the business market has so far kept its distance. Insurance Times reports on steps towards e-trading that brokers cannot ignore

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    Signs of growth?

    2010-06-23T00:00:00Z

    Don’t be fooled by the first signs of an upturn in the property and construction markets. The challenge for insurers may be only just beginning

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    United front

    2010-06-23T00:00:00Z

    Brokers and loss adjusters have buried their differences in recent years. These former adversaries can also become a business-winning double act

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    In the frame

    2010-06-23T00:00:00Z

    New laws, financial scandals and recessionary strategies are all playing their part in creating a volatile climate for D&O insurers. Insurance Times finds out how the market is reacting

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    Feeling the squeeze

    2010-06-23T00:00:00Z

    Predictions of a general spike in rates for PI cover have not been realised. Surveyors and solicitors are suffering as more claims are made against them but, elsewhere, competition means that the market is underwriting for income rather than profit

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    Driving forces

    2010-06-23T00:00:00Z

    The twists and turns of the motor fleet market are proving tricky to navigate. Insurance Times takes soundings from insurers about their view of the road ahead

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    Does it all add up for SMEs?

    2010-06-23T00:00:00Z

    Insurance premiums have been an obvious place for smaller businesses to make cutbacks during the downturn, so the pressure is on to safeguard that line of business by giving firms added value

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    Maintaining profits in volatile times

    2007-07-19T00:00:00Z

    Managing profitability, says Andrew Cave, is more about managing ordinary business cycles than reacting to disasters

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    The state of independents

    2007-07-19T00:00:00Z

    Caroline Jordan says that acquiring an independent broker could be good business for both buyer and seller

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    Keeping pace with fraud

    2007-07-19T00:00:00Z

    While it can’t be completely eliminated, insurers are finding ways to identify and reduce fraudulent claims. Ann Hesketh reports

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    Is imarket finally flourishing?

    2007-07-19T00:00:00Z

    After a lengthy bedding in period imarket is finally living up to its promises. John Sullivan reports on the prospects for the technology portal

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    Plain sailing for Captain Cooper

    2007-07-19T00:00:00Z

    Having successfully shipped his property owners’ team from Norwich Union to Allianz Insurance, David Cooper tells Andrew Holt of his growth targets and future plans