Expertise in Action: E-Trading

With an increasing number of SMEs in the UK - and an in-built need for them to purchase insurance - both insurers and brokers operating in this space are looking for ways to best serve their potential customers and themselves.

But in a world where technology is ever increasing, and where SMEs are keen to find fast insurance solutions to allow them to get on with running their businesses, is there a risk the broker model could be replaced by an e-trading format similar to that seen in the personal lines business?