Motor 2008

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    Taking over

    2008-07-17T00:00:00Z

    As the power of the aggregators grows, motor insurers are having to face the reality of lower margins. Sarah Kennedy explains.

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    Motor

    2008-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Another year, another depressing set of results for the UK motor market. Once again, insurers struggled to realise a profit on their motor books, besieged on all sides by soft rates, aggregators, and spiralling levels of fraud. This year, insurers released a record £1bn of reserves to prop up their ...

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    Going green

    2008-07-17T00:00:00Z

    The eco-friendly motorist is a growing phenomenon and, as Sarah Kennedy explains, many insurance providers are actively seeking ways to meet this new demand.

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    Fighting fraud

    2008-07-17T00:00:00Z

    As personal finance becomes tighter, the industry has seen a sharp rise in the number of false claims, writes Sarah Kennedy, and is working hard to combat a growing problem.

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    Headed for a crash

    2008-07-17T00:00:00Z

    UK motor insurers notched up more underwriting losses last year as attempts to push up rates went into reverse, according to the latest analysis. The market may never return to profit until it has met the challenges posed by aggregators, says EMB’s Naeem Ali.

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    Do the bidding

    2008-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Independent broker Kerry London has shaken up the fleet market with the introduction of an internet auction service. Director Paul Samways explains to Michael Faulkner how it works.

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    Motor

    2008-02-01T00:00:00Z

    The motor insurance market is an over-crowded highway. Brokers are continuing to face a torrid time, with aggregators and direct players reducing further the dwindling share brokers have in motor. In response brokers are seeking to reduce their cut of commission, pay an aggregator or more likely, get out of ...

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    Routes to profit

    2007-10-17T00:00:00Z

    John Hancock says the fleet market is due for a rate rise, but brokers have to be able to justify it to their customers

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    Struggling out of the red

    2007-10-17T00:00:00Z

    As insurers draw on their reserves and claims surge upward, most are agreed that rates must rise, but will aggregators throw a spanner in the works? Caroline Jordan explains

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    Man on a mission

    2007-10-17T00:00:00Z

    The MIB's Ashton West tells Anita Anandarajah about his attempts to eradicate the ‘social ill’ of uninsured driving