Post - 2010-08-05

Fire claims costs reduced

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.

Nationwide to review household

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.

Autofocus seeks bidders

The administrators of credit hire reporting firm Autofocus have published a marketing document to attract buyers to the company.

Insurers urged to join IASB debate

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.

View from the top: Looking for opportunities

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…

Rome II: Together in harmony?

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.

Career development & CSR news: Profit through innovation

Recently released official figures, which revealed our economy grew by 1.1% in the second quarter of this year, left economists and business leaders both surprised and relieved. While this is a welcome development, no one should breathe a sigh of relief…

Penny Black's insurance week

Last week you couldn't move for publicity about Boris Johnson's Barclays Cycle Hire project in London. What a shame, then, that the London mayor and his regional transport team's goodwill towards the oxygen of publicity did not extend to the North-west…