ATE Market Instability

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11 October 2017


ATE Market Instability

Mike Knight ARAG’s ATE Sales Manager, talks through the reasons for the current volatility in the ATE insurance market and  what the future may hold.

He also discusses the importance of choosing a stable provider with sound financial backing going forward and the potential risks of getting it wrong.



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