Post - 2010-10-07
Your leader 'Breaking up: hard to do?' highlights the importance of the Association of British Insurers effectively representing our general insurance members.
Environmental insurance is regularly purchased by companies looking to cover historical liabilities rather than their day-to-day operational risks. Tony Lennon examines the reasons behind this decision.
Are brokers right to see SME as a 'safe house' for commercial insurance, Jakki May asks if direct insurers can really have an impact on the sector and how intermediaries can counteract this threat.
Allianz fraud manager Mihir Pandya has vowed to establish a casualty fraud forum with the help of the Insurance Fraud Bureau.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from five years ago reveals.
Most of us will no doubt have been taken in by the 'buy one, get one free' offers that litter the aisles of supermarkets — and ended up with two of something we had no intention of buying. It is thus with some interest that Post this week reports that…
The Insurance Fraud Bureau is set to expand its membership after inviting brokers and loss adjusters to join its network.
Lynn Richards-Cole extols the virtues of professionalism for brokers and details why technical skill development is essential in serving customers.
The re-launch of 1960s fashion label Biba must have raised a few eyebrows at the British Insurance Brokers' Association.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 20 years ago reveals.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 10 years ago reveals.
Brokers have embraced the professional development mantra of producing highly skilled employees.
Hyperion Broking has agreed to acquire Singapore's Accette Insurance Group.
The idea of a new compulsory insurance class appears to represent opportunity to some and a major risk to market stability for others. Ralph Savage reports on how compulsory financial provision for environmental damage is viewed and whether it could ever…
Broker marketing skills have become ever more important in the personal lines market, with the growth of online aggregators. Tim Ham reports on the increased need for customer value management to optimise profit.
Legal & General was poised to name its new general insurance boss as Post went to press on Tuesday.
Loss adjuster MYI has opened up its first office in the Republic of Ireland.
Staff at BHSF have raised £3356 by taking part in the 28-mile St Basil's Cotswold Challenge 2010.
RSA has renewed a partnership with First Assist Legal Protection that will see the latter act as its legal expenses insurance partner for a further three years.
A training initiative run by insurer Ecclesiastical has won a development award from the Manchester Chartered Insurance Institute.
The number of law firms without solicitors' professional indemnity cover has remained stable due to competition among qualifying insurers, XL Insurance has claimed.
Insurers who litigate broadly instead of focusing on specific fraud cases are likely to lose business, Tradex has warned.
Insurers that choose to pay for search space on Google are not getting the most out of their money, according to consultancy firm Greenlight.
Earlier this summer, the government announced a consultation on the future of the default retirement age, proposing that it should be scrapped between April and October next year.
Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance claims boss Steve Maddock this week unveiled his new senior team.
A financial ombudsman sparked debate when she questioned whether the insurance industry should always consider that a customer who exaggerates a claim has committed fraud.
When Patrick Snowball headed to Brisbane to take the reins at Suncorp, many in the UK industry were surprised. Jonathan Swift finds out why he took this particular job offer and his plans for his tenure.
Helphire is gearing up to enter a period of development, after completing a substantial restructuring of the business.
I was recently asked to defend the value of brokers within the insurance industry and discuss whether their role had changed as a consequence of the economic downturn.
Three of the UK's major brokers are conspicuous in their absence from a list of signatories to the Chartered Insurance Institute's Aldermanbury Declaration.
The British Insurance Brokers' Association has consulted its European counterpart Bipar on the best step forward after a European Court of Justice advisor said gender should not be a determining risk factor when setting insurance premiums.
The Treasury has rejected a plea by the Association of British Insurers for a concessionary period when the implementation of the new insurance premium tax rate rises come into effect next year.
Former Esure underwriting and business development director Colin Batabyal has joined MMA, almost 11 months after departing his former employer.
Garwyn health and safety director Mike Williamson has revealed he is "uneasy" about a potential lack of objectivity in Lord Young's upcoming health and safety report.
Former CBG director Karen Mercer is set to re-enter the insurance market with a senior role at Willis, Post has learnt.
Claims management services provider LAS has outlined plans to shake up the way loss adjusters are remunerated, with the launch of a new arm that it boasts can provide an equivalent service for free in 95% of household cases.
The incoming Solvency II regime could lead to increased merger activity among European mid-tier insurers, Allianz's Andreas Berger has claimed.
The number of new jobs on offer across the country rose by two points (2%) compared to last month, according to a new survey.
The most advanced psychological techniques must be used as part of an overall fraud strategy to be most effective, Crawford's claims psychology director Nikki Grieve-Top claimed.
Insurers must focus on the entire length of the product cycle in order to combat fraud, a senior figure at Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance has warned.
Brokerbility member Clear Insurance Management has launched a new healthcare arm that aims to provide private medical insurance and employee benefits products to small businesses through to large corporate clients.
Former Aviva board director Patrick Snowball has revealed his firm intention to return to the UK insurance market when his contract with Australian financial services firm Suncorp finishes in 2013.
Essex-based commercial broker LFC Insurance Group has added to its personal lines portfolio through the acquisition of Chelmsford Insurance Centre.
The Association of British Insurers has given the green light for a six-month trial of the Insurance Fraud Register.
The latest issue of Post magazine is now available to subscribers as a digital and interactive e-book.
Insurance 360‘s groundbreaking survey of the performance of loss adjusting firms reveals who is performing well and who needs to up their game. Peter joy reports.
Nick Mothershaw, director of fraud and identity solutions of Experian spoke to delegates about how the insurance and credit industries can work together to root out fraud using credit verification processes and checks.