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Martyn Holman to head up new Markerstudy commercial offering, Guild Business Insurance

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Markerstudy has announced that it is launching a new commercial venture, Guild Business Insurance. Headed up by Martyn Holman, Group Commercial Director, who has significant plans to grow the commercial division, Guild Business Insurance is designed to provide its broker partners with substantial added value in the commercial lines market with a focus on growing rated commercial products specifically aimed at businesses, via a dedicated team based in Whitstable.
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VisionTrack introduces ‘game-changing’ new video cloud telematics product

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Leading in-vehicle camera and telematics provider, VisionTrack, has launched an economical and scalable video-based telematics product designed for Usage-Based Insurance (UBI). Unveiled at Biba for the personal and commercial lines market, the new product will offer an unrivalled First Notification of Loss (FNOL) solution, allowing video footage to be viewed almost instantly via an online portal.
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Win tickets to British GT!

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We’re giving away tickets to watch British GT racing! Geoffrey Insurance, a lead sponsor of ‘Bentley Boy’, Rick Parfitt Junior, has a number of tickets over the summer season up for grabs. The British GT Championship has formed an intrinsic part of the UK’s national motorsport fabric for the past 25 years. You can catch the excitement at Brands Hatch!
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Martyn Holman: A Guild Age

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Already established in the insurance broking community, we are known for our ability to help advance large books of motor business. However, we are also ambitious in our plans to grow our commercial division. As my area of expertise (… alongside golf and enjoying fine wine, horses etc…), I have utilised my experience in this field and will be bringing something new to the table…
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New dashcam telematics policy launched by Masterquote Vision could save city dwellers up to 25% off their car insurance

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A new insurance product is set to come on the market that may offer a more competitive rate to safe drivers in built up cities. The policy includes having a camera fitted to the car and combines dash cam footage with telematics to offer more viable rates and protect policy holders against fraudulent claims. Available through Masterquote Vision, it is aimed at drivers living in cities who are looking for cover that also provides peace of mind against crash for cash claims.
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Markerstudy scoops ‘Innovation & Emerging Technologies: Reducing Fraud’ at Celent Model Insurer Awards 2017

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Markerstudy is celebrating a third year of success as a ‘Celent Model Insurer’, after scooping an award for its VisionTrack technology in the ‘Innovation & Emerging Technologies: Reducing Fraud’ category. The accolade, which rewards innovation and excellence in insurance technology was announced at Celent’s Innovation and Insight Day in Boston on Tuesday 4th April 2017.
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No rest for the Wicked! – Anthony Foster gives us an Update from the World of Broker Management

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Just when we thought the industry landscape was changing fast along came the Ogden revision! I get regular feedback directly from our broker partners and via my broker facing team about the extent of the fallout for you on the front-line and on your customers. The over-riding view is that the market will take some time to settle given the complexity and degree of knock-on implications. Add the further change catalysts of Renewal Transparency and IPT increases…
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Ogden: The Guide

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Despite the Odgen rate largely being billed as the ‘problem of the insurer’ in the press, it is the broker that will likely see the fall out when the customer is presented with a much higher price than usual for their cover. To minimise the pain of these difficult conversations, below is a guide to the where’s, why’s and what fors: The rationale behind the rate…
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Gary’s March Preamble - 2017 has Begun with a Bang!

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It’s the first Loop-e of 2017 so I’ll cut straight to the chase… Ogden. It’s been a tough market for insurers and brokers alike and now that the new discount rate has been thrown into the mix it feels like, as an industry, we’re in the mouth of Jaws about to be devoured in one nasty bite. To quote the infamous line from the blockbuster, “We’re gonna need a bigger boat”.
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UK Broker Summit vs. Broker50 - Martyn Holman tells all...

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One of my many responsibilities as Group Commercial Director is to represent Markerstudy at various industry functions and events. And, contrary to popular belief, these aren't all held at football grounds and on fairways! In the past few weeks I've attended the two principal conference and networking events for our fellow insurers and brokers; the Insurance Age UK Broker Summit and the Insurance Times Broker50.
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Dash Cam Proves Liability in Gloucester Motorcyclist Crash

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Markerstudy today released the footage of a serious incident to highlight the importance of in-vehicle CCTV technology. The video shows their policy holder driving along the road when a motorcycle comes out of nowhere onto the wrong side of the road and crashes straight into the vehicle.
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The perfect solution

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For customers suffering a total loss and literally feeling ‘at a loss’ of what to do, we offer the perfect solution. Vehicle Replacement Solutions is our one stop shop, offering a replacement vehicle for customers who want another car without the usual hassle.
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Ho Ho Hub!

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Just in time for the festive season we have an exciting little Christmas treat for you in the form of our new Markerstudy Broker Hub.
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Ding Dong Merrily on High!

You may or may not have had the ‘pleasure’ of hearing some of our Broker Managers serenading Christmas lovers far and wide across Twitter with a twist on the classic, ‘Do they know it’s Christmas’...
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Gary's Christmas Preamble

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There’s a classic phrase ‘when things don’t go right, go left’ which seems highly appropriate in the year that the UK voted to exit the EU and America elected to have Donald Trump as its new president. What is going on I hear you cry?! …And truth be told, I’m as baffled as the next person!
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Gartner Financial Services Award Wins for Markerstudy and VisionTrack!

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Thanks to the work of our in-vehicle CCTV provider, VisionTrack and Markerstudy’s IT division we were crowned the 2016 regional winner (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) and winner of the ‘Most Innovative Digital Customer Service or Product’ category at the prestigious Gartner Financial Services "Eye on Innovation" Awards in Barcelona last month.
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