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  • Special Reports

    Oxford IT Pack 2009: Up to the challenge

    2009-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Our IT Pack event in Oxford saw a fresh batch of new brokers meeting up to discuss the latest industry developments with their peers and senior executives. This time around, attention turned to market pressures and difficult clients

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    Manchester IT Pack 2009: Circle of influence

    2009-08-05T00:00:00Z

    Manchester was the setting for the fourth IT Pack event, where new brokers had an opportunity to meet senior executives from the industry and discuss the key issues of the moment. Pricing and consolidation were the hot topics for the North West meeting

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    Motor Focus: Will it be scraps for insurers?

    2009-07-22T00:00:00Z

    The slide in new car sales may have stalled in the two-and-a-half months since the government introduced its ‘bangers for cash’ scheme. But what about the impact on insurance premiums and claims?

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    Motor Focus: Rates continue to speed up

    2009-07-22T00:00:00Z

    An Insurance Times’ survey of six fleet insurers – Allianz, Aviva, AXA, Groupama, QBE and Zurich – reveals trends in areas including: pricing, demand, policy coverage, and claims for small and large fleets. Michael Faulkner interprets the responses and considers what they mean for the industry

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    Cardiff IT Pack 2009: Local knowledge shines through

    2009-07-01T00:00:00Z

    Cardiff was the setting for the second IT Pack event which gives new brokers the opportunity to meet, learn from and discuss the pressing issues of the day with major players from the sector. Insurance Times reports on how Wales is coping with the UK recession, the consolidation of industry ...

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    Property Focus: Perfect performance

    2009-06-24T00:00:00Z

    Despite energy efficiency not being an insurable risk canny insurers are making sure they offer their clients a complete service, including energy performance certificates and air conditioning inspections, and are ready for future any carbon emission-linked taxes. Katie Puckett reports

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    Property Focus: The shape of things to come

    2009-06-24T00:00:00Z

    Insurance Times’ parent company, Newsquest Specialist Media has conducted an exclusive survey on the state of property insurance in the UK. Michael Faulkner reports

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    Property Focus: With a cast of thousands

    2009-06-24T00:00:00Z

    A client may only see a slick double act between broker and insurer, with perhaps a cameo by a loss adjuster during a smoothly settled claim. But to pick up the pieces and get the organisation trading again takes more than three individuals. Major property claims, for example a fire, ...

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    Property Focus: ‘We’re having the best year ever’

    2009-06-24T00:00:00Z

    Picture a large house at the end of a very long driveway, secluded behind tall hedges, high trees and imposing gates. This is the typical house in the high net worth market, a rarefied place apparently protected from the rest of the industry’s problems. Katie Puckett takes a look at ...

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    London IT Pack 2009: Become a leader in the IT pack

    2009-06-10T00:00:00Z

    Starting out as a broker can be a daunting prospect so getting the advice of experienced senior industry figures is a valuable opportunity. Join Insurance Times on the road over the coming months as we take a snapshot of different regions across the UK to see how new brokers view ...

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    Their lives in your hands

    2009-03-25T00:00:00Z

    Small businesses rely on insurers and brokers to protect them when times are tough, says John Wright of the Federation of Small Businesses. This is how

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    On the front line

    2009-03-25T00:00:00Z

    It’s the wrong time for independent shopkeepers to cut back on cover – they’re more vulnerable to crime and damage, for starters. What can brokers do about it? Katie Puckett finds out

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    Big trouble for small businesses

    2009-03-25T00:00:00Z

    SMEs are the powerhouse of the UK economy, but they are closing at a rate of five an hour. Those that survive are cutting costs – and that includes their insurance spend. Katie Puckett reports

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    Meet the little guys

    2009-03-18T00:00:00Z

    A family-owned courier firm handed a government lifeline, a television producer turned down for a loan and a lawyer who opened a City bar just as economic disaster struck. Lauren MacGillivray speaks to three entrepreneurs battling to survive

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    Working through the recession: recruitment

    2008-11-26T15:57:00Z

    Insurance consultants outline the state of the jobs market.

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    Financial services aren't working

    2008-11-14T09:21:00Z

    How safe is your job?

  • Features

    Underpaid and unrewarded: employees find their voice

    2008-02-27T00:00:00Z

    Insurance Times’ and Hays’ salary survey has revealed just what employees think about their jobs, prospects and the industry itself. Ellen Bennett reports