Post - 2010-08-05
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Insurers have paid out £566m for damage caused by fire in the second half of 2009, statistics from the Association of British Insurers have revealed.
Strategic outsourcing specialist Mitie has unveiled ambitious plans to become the leading property claims company within five years, after announcing its entry into the market this week.
High street building society Nationwide is undergoing a review of the household insurance market in a move that might unseat its long-term affinity partner Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance.
AA Insurance has warned other firms to check their telephone records after falling foul of a premium rate call scam.
Brokers have responded defiantly to any demise of NIG's personal lines motor book, insisting there is sufficient appetite to fill the void left by the insurer.
More insurers are expected to take a close look at their personal lines motor book, following the news that loss-making NIG has drawn up a proposal to exit the business.
The success of price comparison sites in the motor insurance market will be replicated in other personal lines, key aggregators have claimed.
Allianz Insurance is on course to make casualty insurance fraud savings of more than £10m, after setting up a specialist fraud team.
Towergate is keeping the brakes on its £665m bond issue in response to little improvement in the financial markets.
The administrators of credit hire reporting firm Autofocus have published a marketing document to attract buyers to the company.
European insurers have been urged to keep down their own costs by implementing the long-awaited International Accounting Standards Board's common reporting framework into their Solvency II plans.
The news of NIG's proposed withdrawal from the personal lines market has caused considerable discussion this week both on the Post website and in the magazine.
Mark Christer, managing director of More Than, has taken over RSA's global renewable energy book.
Brit Insurance has boosted profits and reduced its overall book, in what is expected to be its last set of results before its sale to Apollo Management.
Jardine Lloyd Thompson has pledged to invest in its Asian operations after posting strong international growth in its half-year financials.
Aon has reported an 8% decline in commission and fees for its UK arm in the second quarter of 2010 to $167m (£106.9m) (Q2 2009: $181m).
The announcement of the proposed closure of NIG's personal lines business last week has raised a host of questions.
The relationship between the customer and the market is constantly on the move, says Amanda Blanc, who stresses firms must innovate and evolve or face severe consequences.
In my regular discussions with clients, I am constantly impressed by the innovative ways in which they are meeting the challenge of growing their business, not just in the current financial climate, but in facing the radical economic shift that lies…
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Finding a favourable exit during the economic downturn has proved tricky for broker owners. Leigh Jackson reports on how the tide may be turning for those looking to sell.
With air conditioning no longer a novelty in the UK, Thomas Howe argues more care needs to be taken over refrigeration issues.
Rome II aimed to simplify the way cross-border claims were dealt with. Paula Jefferson and Catherine Fox examine why it hasn't quite had the effect intended, with even the timing of the legislation being questioned.
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The Chartered Insurance Institute has claimed that the UK's "entire skills landscape" must be overhauled if the country is to compete with other global economies.
David Fowkes put on his running shoes to take part in the Birmingham Insurance Institute annual run for charity, and raised the highest amount of any individual.
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