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VE Day 2020 - Lest we forget our past insurance colleagues and friends

06 May 2020

In a guest blog for youTalk-insurance, Managing Director Paul Handleigh reminds us to spare a thought for our past insurance colleagues and friends as part of our VE Day celebrations this Friday.   

Friday will be a cause for double celebration in my household. Admittedly the second cause for celebration will be more sombre, but it will be a celebration nonetheless.

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Working from home and domestic abuse in Lockdown

08 Apr 2020

The radio was on in the background last weekend whilst I was wrestling my way through the doorstep of paper that is The Sunday Times.

I was stopped in my tracks when I heard the radio presenter mention that according to the charity Refuge, phone calls to The National Domestic Abuse helpline had increased by 25% since the Coronavirus lockdown had started.

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Looking after our retired vulnerable ex-colleagues in the current crisis

02 Apr 2020

youTalk-insurance Founder and Managing Director Paul Handleigh makes a plea to people working in the UK general insurance industry not to forget about their retired friends and much-loved ex-colleagues during the Coronavirus crisis. Remembering that it is these same people that helped to build some of the companies (some legacy) that many people in the sector now work for.

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Helping our brave NHS healthcare professionals – A personal request

30 Mar 2020

In the 9 years that youTalk-insurance has been going, my highly dedicated small team have worked hard to serve up over 670 free newsletters to our incredibly large and extremely loyal community of subscribers (that’s you if you are reading this).

I mention this, only because if you have enjoyed our free service, I have a ‘one time’ small favour to ask…

What’s Paul talking about now…

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Peter Blanc blog - 2020 market issues and Aston Lark’s Growth ambition

03 Jan 2020

2020 is going to bring some interesting challenges including:

How will the FCA try to deal with dual pricing?

How will government and the insurance industry work together to ensure that consumers and businesses are protected from increased flood risks?

As a country, how will we ensure that all blocks of flats clad in combustible material are remediated or the risks suitably mitigated?

Will we see a properly hard market with insurers pulling out of lines of business left, right and centre?

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A big giant huge end of year THANK YOU

19 Dec 2019

As the good ship ‘UK General Insurance’ dips slowly below the horizon of 2019 into what promises to be an exciting and challenging year ahead, I thought I would take just a few moments of your time to thank each and every visitor (that’s you if you are reading this) to the youTalk-insurance website during 2019.

Posted by Paul | youTalk-insurance
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Anatomy of a Delegated Authority partnership

16 Dec 2019

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With capacity expected to constrict even further next year, more and more brokers will likely be hoping that delegated authority (DA) arrangements will help them to grow their business in a very challenging marketplace. They will want to partner with solid insurers on these schemes and of course provide excellent products and services to their all-important customers.

Posted by Gary Head | AXA UK
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