Post - 2009-10-01

Getting bang to rights

Four years ago, at the Post fraud management briefing, Richard Davies outlined plans for the Insurance Fraud Bureau. On the eve of the latest event, Jonathan Swift caught up with Mr Davies, John Beadle and Sue Jones to check on its progress and plans for…

A game of two halves

The Prince's Trust Insurance Cup was again blessed with great weather as 26 teams battled it out for the top prize.

The wheat from the chaff

The profile and productivity of counter-fraud solutions continues to rise but how has the life of insurance fraud investigators changed and what challenges prevail? Ana Paula Nacif reports.

Slipping away

Fraud detection efforts have been significantly stepped up to counter an undoubtedly growing problem. Sarah Adams explains how technical tools are underpinning the efforts of investigators to validate or repudiate claims.

Pinpoint accuracy

Using geo-risk technology could reap huge rewards for the insurance industry. Sarah Hills reports on the ways it is being used already, and the advantages it could supply in the future.

Changing times

With the Competition Commission ready to effect its report on the payment protection insurance market, Drazen Jaksic looks at what insurers must do to comply.

Investing for the future

Competition in the current broker market means companies are developing growth strategies to expand their customer base. But despite appearing the least risky, team acquisitions do not come without challenges, explains Kate Penrose.

Moving on

Some brokers yearn for freedom from the corporate bureaucracy of larger firms or to become their own boss. Rachel Gordon explores the options available to those wanting to make a move.

The march of technology

Technological advances and changing customer expectations are set to radically alter the way insurance claims are processed, predicts Keith Aylwin.

Defamation battlefield

High-profile defamation disputes have prompted legal developments that could hold implications elsewhere. Tim Smith explains why insurers should keep an eye on new rules relating to costs and premium recoverability.

The end is nigh?

A recent court ruling throws fresh doubt on the use of solvent schemes of arrangement in the UK. Tim Goodger looks at the implications.