Swinton's Richard Beaven on sharing data to combat fraud

Richard Beaven, distribution director, Swinton Insurance

The Association of British Insurers also estimates that insurance fraud costs the country £3bn per year and adds £50 to the cost of every insurance premium. Given the sums involved, it’s no surprise that the industry continues to search for a solution to this problem.  Consumer awareness of claims fraud is generally high thanks to media coverage of high-profile cases, such as ‘cash for crash’ type scams.  In contrast, application fraud is generally under-reported and misunderstood. It is al