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ABI critical of draft Flood Re finance rules

The Association of British Insurers has deemed the draft rules on the financial management of Flood Re "unworkable" following the launch of a consultation on the scheme's regulations.

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Beazley CEO Horton braced for MH17 war claims

Beazley chief executive Andrew Horton has admitted the speciality insurer could face exposure following last week’s Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 disaster.

David Smith is Zurich interim UK general insurance CEO

Interview: David Smith: In safe hands

Time will tell whether David Smith’s spell as Zurich’s interim UK general insurance CEO becomes permanent but, at a firm...

The 20th British Insurance Awards were held at the Royal Albert Hall

BIA 2014 - 20 glorious years

This year marked the 20th time the British Insurance Awards honoured the great work the industry does in mitigating risk...

Carol Geldard is marketing and communications director at Covea Insurance

C-Suite - Insurer: Recognising a great opportunity

With an agile workforce that is proud to be part of the industry, insurers can flourish


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Guy Carpenter appoints head of EMEA & international P&I

Guy Carpenter has appointed Simon Smith as head of Europe, Middle East and Asia & International Protection & Indemnity Business.

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Countries responsible for airspace safety, says Eurocontrol

Eurocontrol, a Brussels-based air safety organisation for Europe, said individual countries are responsible for airspace restrictions.


173 Dutch nationals thought dead on stricken Malaysian plane

Out of 283 passengers and 15 crew on board flight MH17, a crashed Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777, 173 were Dutch nationals according to reports.


DLG reportedly in ‘advanced talks’ over German and Italian disposals

Direct Line Group is in advanced negotiations over the sale of its operations in Germany and Italy according a report from Reuters.


Hg Capital buys Lloyd's software provider Sequel

Private Equity firm Hg Capital has acquired Sequel Business Solutions, a software and services provider to the Lloyd's and London market, in partnership with the Sequel management team.

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UK Broker Awards 2014

05 Sep 2014 , London


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.


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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