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Nationwide, Hiscox and LV top Fairer Finance rankings

The latest rankings from consumer campaign group Fairer Finance have handed top places for Car, home and travel insurance providers to Nationwide, Hiscox and LV, respectively.

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ABI research shows insurers paid £32.1bn in claims last year

The amount paid out by UK general insurers on claims last year increased by £1.5bn on the 2012 figure of £30.6bn, according to the Association of British Insurers' UK insurance key facts 2014 research.

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Interview: Andy Roberts: Planning world domination

Andy Roberts, group chief executive of Innovation Group, tells Post about his growth ambitions for the global business

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Satellites: Space is the place

With an increased reliance on satellite technology, how can insurers mitigate against the major risks inherent in the rise of...

Caroline Pritchard is head of customer distribution and marketing at Zurich Global Corporate UK

C-Suite Insurer: Quality over quantity

The insurance industry must renew its focus on the content and quality of risk submissions

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Volatility adjustment approval process could disadvantage UK firms

Proposals to make the Solvency II volatility adjustment subject to pre-approval by the Prudential Regulation Authority could put UK firms at a competitive disadvantage, according to EY’s head of insurance regulation and risk Martin Bradley.

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40% of 20 largest ex-nat cat losses in 2013 from oil and gas

Globally, excluding those caused by natural disasters, oil and gas losses were worth $3.2bn (£1.95bn) in 2013.

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Europe: New rules for Dutch-based insurers

Martijn van Broeckhuijsen looks at the tough new rules Dutch-based insurers could be facing around remuneration

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Insurers to face 'soaring' VAT bills following ECJ ruling

A ruling from the European Court of Justice is likely to add hundreds of millions to European insurers’ VAT bills, according to tax experts.

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Moore Stephens hires ex Mazars insurance partner

International consultancy firm Moore Stephens has appointed Omar Ripon as partner in its insurance industry group.

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The Three R's

30 Sep 2014 , London

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The Insurance Fraud Awards

02 Oct 2014 , London

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Restore your profit per case: Coping with the Jackson reforms

The Jackson Reforms have taken effect, and some predictions for the claimant solicitor world are decidedly grim. The reforms call for increased settlement speed and new, lower fixed fees, compressing solicitor profitability substantially.

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Getting Ready for Solvency II – Two Key Actions for European Insurers

EIOPA has published its final guidelines for the phasing-in of the Solvency II regime, with the regulations announced to come into force on 1st January 2016. Prior to that date, European insurers have two other deadlines to meet a pre-application to the relevant regulator must be submitted in or around September 2014; and a full application to the relevant regulator must be submitted by 1st June 2015

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