Monthly Archives: March 2014

Hitting the regulator’s moving target

Providing training and competence services to firms in the insurance sector for many years has given Searchlight’s trainers and consultants ample opportunity to appreciate the challenges involved in running a successful insurance business in the late twentieth and early twenty … Continue reading

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You want regulation. Well, regulation costs. And right here is where you start paying. In money.

A new report from the National Audit Office concludes that our new Twin Peaks regulators (not sure, but we think this means they drink a lot of damn fine coffee and investigate unusual goings on) need to “demonstrate better value”. … Continue reading

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The sign says it all!

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Award winning training

Searchlight Insurance Training has won a Best Business Award for Best Professional Services Product/Service. What did we do to merit this coveted accolade? Commenting on the award Andrew Areoff, the Chairman of the Judges, said: “Searchlight Insurance Training is a … Continue reading

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Distracting imagery

We did wonder for about 10 seconds how to give this an insurance angle – how do you price a priceless view? – or harder still – and insurance training angle, but WTH here are some truly amazing images from a National … Continue reading

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A smarter than average slap on the wrist

Hard not to feel a certain sympathy with hapless Besso, newly slapped (as they say) with a £450,000 fine by the FCA, reduced to £315,000 for settling early. If this doesn’t get brokers’ attention, nothing will. Besso’s sin was its … Continue reading

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Trident MD bemoans lack of return ticket option from FCA

“In every firm there has to be checks and balances but when you deal with the regulator it’s sort of a one-way ticket,” says Robert Marshall of Trident Insurance in a March 3 interview with Insurance Age. Marshall has the … Continue reading

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