A round-up of the latest insurance stories online
It was another successful week for the Fair Fees campaign as we launched our online petition. Within an hour of the petition going live on our website and landing in the inboxes of our online subscribers, we were inundated with brokers signing up to add their backing.
Such was the ferocity of support it worked out that on average one broker backed the campaign every minute for the first hour. That’s dedication! You can still add your name to the list by logging on to www.insurancetimes.co.uk/backfairfees. Also, why not follow me on Twitter (@InsTimesDanny) to discuss the campaign by tweeting #fairfees.
The most popular story of the week – by no means a surprise – was the photo gallery from our Broker Forum held earlier this month. The event, which attracted a high calibre of speakers and delegates, was the clear favourite with our online readers.
Our story about a major contract win for Marsh also got plenty of clicks. The broker picked up the Laing O’Rourke account and we revealed the story exclusively on insurancetimes.co.uk before it came out in the print edition.
Then there was the shock departure of ABI director-general Kerrie Kelly. This resulted in a frenzy of online activity and the news was widespread on financial sites across the web.
Online readers have been starved of Quinn Insurance news for a couple of weeks, but they made up for it by logging on to the latest updates.
Elsewhere, Aon’s announcement that it is happy to accept contingent commissions caused quite a stir, particularly on sites across the pond.