Post - 2010-08-26

Long chase for true Brit

Little more than a month ago I mused on the vacant position of UK chief executive at Brit Insurance, as the insurer looked to replace Peter Burrows.

CII unveils pioneering pair

Chubb Europe has become the first insurance company to be granted corporate chartered insurer status by the Chartered Insurance Institute, following accreditation of its Manchester underwriting and service centre.

North of the Border: Waiver of proceedings

The recent opinion of Lord Glennie in the petition of Scottish Lion Insurance Company considered application of the principle of waiver to proceedings under section 899 of the Companies Act 2006. This is the first judicial finding on the application of…

Crawford acclaims 18:1 ROI in fraud detection

Crawford & Company is revamping its fraud investigation process in a bid to further improve its detection rate after new figures revealed it is generating a 45% increase in fraud savings for customers compared with 12 months ago.

View from the top: Changing for the better

The commercial insurance sector has seen five consecutive quarters of little or no price increases after nearly five years of steady decreases. These are challenging times for any commercial insurer or broker and when the top line isn't increasing, firms…

Legal update - tax relief schemes: Ad hoc relief

The repeal of certain tax reliefs for investors has seen a spate of claims against professionals who advised on such transactions. Julian Miller and Tom Pangbourne look at the downfall of the system and its implications for the insurance industry.

Legal update - motor claims: Expert handling

Contesting motor claims that seem grossly and deliberately exaggerated can be a tricky business. Roger Mackle examines two cases where fraud was alleged that had very different end results.

Penny Black's insurance week

Ecclesiastical invited Penny and a bunch of insurance hacks for a snoop around Wellington Arch and Apsley House, home of the first Duke of Wellington, last week.