Post - 2010-03-18

LV sets target of £250m

LV is set to offer its fleet motor products to brokers via its branch network by April in a bid to hit £250m worth of commercial business by 2012.

CCRIF wants more coverage

The Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility is urging its international donor partners for assistance to enable it to step up the coverage available to member countries.

Legal blow for Autofocus

Accident Exchange has landed the latest blow in its legal battle with Autofocus after a former employee of the credit hire reporting company was handed a suspended 28-day prison sentence for contempt of court.

Cautious welcome for dog insurance u-turn

The Association of British Insurers has welcomed the government's decision to abandon plans to introduce compulsory insurance for all dog owners, but warned that the insurance industry has not heard the last of the issue.

QBE hopes to quell concerns

QBE expects its new-look underwriting structure to address broker concerns over the cross-selling of its products, chief executive Steven Burns has said.

Webinar online

A WEBINAR discussion on the recently launched Aldermanbury Declaration is now available for viewing on-demand.

NIG aims to double SME market share

NIG has insisted its relationships with regional brokers have not been impacted by its UK restructure, after finalising the underwriting line-up of the company's regional centres.

Stakeholders join forces

Stakeholders including the Association of British Insurers and the Trades Union Congress have joined forces to raise awareness about the upcoming reforms to the way low cost road accident personal injury claims are handled.

Interview: Jon Dye - Making it work

With a stated aim of reaching £1bn by 2013, Jon Dye talks to Jonathan Swift about why a recent downturn in Allianz Retail's GWP masks a lot of progress towards that goal.

View from the top: Driving changes forward

The insurance market is highly competitive. Over the past few years, increases in claims costs have not been passed on in premiums. However, this has not been sustainable, with a recent insurance premium index showing the largest annual increase in motor…

Aviation losses: accounting issues

The accounting issues surrounding lost profits, following the loss of a passenger plane, are complex and require detailed knowledge of the airline industry. Frédérique Hardy provides a guide to quantification.

Start ups : insurers - regulatory hoops

Huge costs and the pressure of regulation have been seen as barriers to setting up an insurer in the UK — so why are so many companies considering this option now, asks David Young.

Careers: Ask the experts

After a couple of years without a pay rise, I have decided to move to a competitor. What kind of premium should I expect?

International PMI - a favourable diagnosis

The stereotypical view of international private medical insurance no longer holds true. Veronica Cowan reports on how an increasingly diversified market offers opportunities for insurers and brokers alike.