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    A smart move

    2010-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Ignore the rise of the mobile phone app at your peril. It may be early days, but you need to be ready to pounce when the technology is right for your business

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    Let’s get personal

    2010-07-21T00:00:00Z

    About half of the UK’s insurance business now passes through one of 100 aggregator portals. But while it may suit customers in search of ever-lower premiums, many brokers are concerned about long-term damage to the industry

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    Square mile e-volution

    2010-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Nothing will ever replace face-to-face negotiations in the London and Lloyd’s market, but e-placement will minimise the mundane and maximise time for complex business

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    E-Broking: Speed test

    2010-07-21T00:00:00Z

    In the virtual world there is but one reality for brokers: adopt new technology or die

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    Taking the direct route

    2010-07-21T00:00:00Z

    Our annual Broker Service Survey shows that the most popular e-trading option is to access insurers’ own websites. But many still rely on email, fax or the telephone

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    Hail the cyberbroker

    2010-07-21T00:00:00Z

    What does the future hold? Certainly it will be electronic, but what are the experts' views of what the industry will look like in 10 years’ time? Expect to see more networking, ‘do it all’ centres online, and fraudsters finally beaten

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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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    Commercial lines: Post-recession world order

    2010-06-23T00:00:00Z

    The recession may be declared over, but hard times are still being felt by brokers and insurers in the commercial market

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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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    Tomorrow's world

    2010-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Technology has transformed insurance. But for many brokers, it has meant little more than having to face a growing threat from price comparison sites. Delay no longer. It’s time to take a step into the brave new world of IT

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    What’s happening?

    2010-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Brokers can no longer afford to shun social media; it’s too effective at bringing in new business. But you must set a few rules first – and, most important, think about what you’re going to say. You have been warned…

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    Flood warning

    2010-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Last year it was Cumbria; three years ago Yorkshire, the Midlands and Oxfordshire. With repair bills at more than £3bn, what is being done to make properties more resilient to future disasters?

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    Q&A with Eric Galbraith

    2010-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Biba's chief executive talks about his achievements and disappointments, and what Biba can do to further the interests of the broker

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    Insider's guide to the Docklands

    2010-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Want to venture further than the ExCeL Centre? East London is full of treasures – and horrors – most of them within a 20-minute journey on the Docklands Light Railway. We guide you around the coolest areas (and the less salubrious), and showcases the fantastic restaurants and pubs that are ...

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    Grand designs

    2010-05-12T00:00:00Z

    Europe’s Insurance Mediation Directive is about to be updated. How will the changes affect brokers in the UK? And who gains from mandatory disclosure?