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    Home and motor premiums down by nearly 7%

    2014-08-19T09:01:00Z

    But decline in home premiums begins to slow

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    Q&A: Matthew Fosh, Novae

    2011-03-09T00:00:00Z

    With the insurer's rehab completed, Novae's chief executive talks about what lies ahead

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    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?

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    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

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    The fine art of stress management

    2011-02-23T00:00:00Z

    With the financial sector particularly exposed to the fragile economy, it’s not surprising that many employees are suffering from stress. What is to be done?

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    Smile - it's conference time

    2011-02-16T00:00:00Z

    There has never been a more pressing time to take advantage of networking and fact-finding opportunities – and this year’s Biba conference offers plenty of both. We find out what this year’s event has to offer, and how you can make the most of it

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    Make sure your nest egg doesn’t go bad

    2011-02-09T00:00:00Z

    Brokers who assume their business will provide a pension at retirement should think again – they may need to review their provision with a specialist

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    Become queen bee of social networking

    2011-02-02T00:00:00Z

    Tempted to dip your finger into the honeypot of potential business that social media sites offer? Make sure you don some protective gear first

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    Is it the end of the party?

    2011-01-12T00:00:00Z

    Hard-hitting new anti-bribery legislation is almost upon us, but how much do you know about it? Ben Cook sets out 10 things brokers should know about the incoming law

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    Playing client money by the rules

    2010-12-08T00:00:00Z

    Brokers have had their knuckles rapped for failing to stick to the rules on holding client money. A compliance consultant offers some words of advice

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    Starting small

    2010-12-01T00:00:00Z

    It makes sense for smaller brokers to market themselves locally. We look at the lessons that can be learned from community-focused marketing campaigns

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    Taking a risk for the vulnerable

    2010-11-24T00:00:00Z

    Finding affordable insurance for someone with a medical condition or criminal record can seem impossible. Insurance Times talks to the brokers that always try to say ‘yes’

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    Add some retail magic to beat the gloom

    2010-11-17T00:00:00Z

    Many retailers have grown in the recession despite tough times. Brokers can learn by example and help their own businesses pull in more customers

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    Giving the red carpet treatment

    2010-11-10T00:00:00Z

    When CHP decided to revamp its film product, it went behind the scenes to find out what was missing. We speak to the broker that is now ready for its close-up

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    Best of Brokers: Want to break free?

    2010-10-20T00:00:00Z

    Entrepreneurs take note: if you have the cash and you’ve identified the niche, you could make a break for independence. We assess the mood in the market for broker start-ups

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    Best of Brokers: On the western front

    2010-10-20T00:00:00Z

    Brokers based in the South West and Wales have remained close to their customers by staying small and focused. The region’s brokers will need to stay on top of their game for the turbulent times to come

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    Best of Brokers: When size matters

    2010-10-20T00:00:00Z

    Small independent brokers continue to be responsible for an important chunk of large insurers’ work streams. So what do the big names do in return for those brokers’ loyalty?

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    Best of Brokers: Siren call of e-sales

    2010-10-13T00:00:00Z

    Business clients have largely resisted the tempting prices of the aggregators for all but their most straightforward needs. But as technology becomes more sophisticated, the savings might lure more SMEs away from their brokers

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    Best of Brokers: Fertile ground?

    2010-10-13T00:00:00Z

    While some independent brokers in the South and East have blossomed during the recession, the garden is not all rosy. Insurance Times tests the ground in the UK’s most prosperous region

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    Best of Brokers: All in a tangle

    2010-10-13T00:00:00Z

    During its time overseeing the industry, the FSA has brought about change that has split broker opinion – and pushed some smaller players into the arms of bigger rivals. Insurance Times reports on how independent brokers have been navigating the red tape