Victoria Madine

  • In Business

    Taking a risk for the vulnerable


    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’

  • In Business

    Do you have a cunning plan?


    A top-notch business plan is the key to success when setting up a company. It’s the best way to impress investors and get your own thoughts in order

  • In Business

    Help your staff come to work with a smile


    Staff are happy and business is great at London broker Centor, which has just been named UK Best Small Workplace 2010. So what is its secret?

  • In Business

    Go green, keep ’em keen


    As clients get more eco-savvy, doing your bit for the environment could be well worth your while

  • In Business

    Make every event count


    Corporate hospitality can be a great way to get to know your clients – and win you more business. But how do you ensure a successful result for all involved?

  • In Business

    You can't be too careful


    Checking that your firm’s anti-bribery and corruption practices are up to date and effective is a new year’s resolution every broker could benefit from

  • Piracy a problem for insurers

    High seas, high risk


    The swell in piracy attacks, particularly off the Somali coast, has been costly for insurers. With marine insurance only covering physical damage and a confusion over how to deal with kidnap and ransom risk, is it time to sweep the decks for a new wave of specific piracy policies?

  • In Business

    The broker’s fight for fair treatment


    The FSA has confirmed that it will review the FSCS’s funding structure. With liabilities to be covered that include a £14bn loan, we find out what’s at stake for brokers