Post - 2010-11-11
AA Insurance has expressed disappointment at Hastings Insurance Service's announcement that its major insurance partner, Gibraltar-based Advantage, is to cease writing external business.
Towergate is mulling legal action over a team of former employees that have left its Hertfordshire operation to join a local rival.
Zurich Municipal has urged the public sector to consider its long-term risk management plans in light of the impending government spending cuts.
Following reports in Post that the mid and high net worth markets have been experiencing an increase in competition and downward pressure on rates, Ralph Savage discusses what reaction this has elicited from insurers and brokers in terms of their…
Sales staff at insurance finance provider Premium Credit have raised £10 000 for charity after ascending 5200ft as part of the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge.
The major UK insurance groups are currently setting out their stalls with regards to emerging markets. Mairi MacDonald met up with RSA's Paul Whittaker and Paul Holmes in Dubai to get the lowdown on its plans for this sector.
Carole Nash made a return to the motorcycle insurance broker she founded to help celebrate its 25th birthday.
With recent figures suggesting as many as 77% of buildings are currently underinsured, Rachel Gordon investigates the root causes and potential solutions.
The Chartered Insurance Institute is to advise the Financial Services Skills Council on skills and training in the general insurance sector, after the bodies signed a memorandum of understanding.
Niche broker La Playa has targeted $3m (£1.8m) premium in the first year of business for its newly opened New York office.
Insurers could see personal injury costs rise due to a government review of 'discount cost rates' on compensation.
Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester saw the most fraudulent activity in Q3 2010, according to the Insurance Fraud Bureau.
Word of mouth is still the most effective way to retain or gain market share, argues James Grant and, with the rise of social media, more emphasis should be placed on keeping current customers happy.
Post is proud to introduce the Underwriting Service Awards 2010, an awards evening rewarding excellence and achievement in underwriting.
More than 50 interested parties are in the running to purchase all or part of beleaguered building repair firm Rok, administrator Pricewaterhouse Coopers has revealed.
The 'In Series' property claims article in 4 November issue was of great interest and raises some important areas of debate around the use of technology in the claims process.
A Primary Care Trust recently argued that a woman injured in a road accident was not eligible to receive NHS care due to winning a payout from her insurer. Glyn Jones explains the facts and implications of this case.
David Smith gives an insurer's view of Lord Young's report, and finds there is a great deal that the public and private sectors can unite behind.
Power Place chief executive Matthew Reed has outlined plans to double its broker numbers to 1000 in 2011, as the firm looks to handle £60m gross written premium by the end of this year.
Brit may have taken its time in naming a new UK CEO, but now Ray Cox is in place he tells Jonathan Swift he is eager to build on his forerunner's legacy.
In the latest in its ongoing series for Post, web performance specialist Gomez casts a critical eye over Elephant's website.
The news this week that building firm Rok had filed for administration will certainly have raised some questions among the insurance fraternity.
Building maintenance firm Mitie is in talks with prospective partners and potential clients in a bid to establish an all-encompassing property repair network.
The Central Bank of Ireland has ruled that the "buck stops" with companies' boards of directors amid publication of a new set of corporate governance practices.
The increase in motor insurance premiums is problematic without being a "market failure" according to the British Insurance Brokers' Association.
It's no secret insurers are generally seeing continued pressure on the bottom line. A combination of reduced volumes, reduced investment returns and high claims costs have made trading profitably a challenge.
A personal injury solicitor has hailed a victory for motorcyclists against the Motor Insurers' Bureau, after successfully appealing for damages.
A recent High Court ruling that will mean fewer claims reach the Financial Ombudsman Service could spell good news for insurers, according to a law firm.
The government has confirmed plans to extend the road traffic accident claims process to a broader range of personal injury and low value clinical negligence claims by April 2012.
Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance has not ruled out the need for further personal injury claims reserving after setting aside another £100m during the third quarter of the year.
Insurers have sometimes been criticised for not doing enough to retain existing clients. Sam Barrett investigates how advances in property claims handling are helping to address this cost-efficient issue.
Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance could offshore more than 300 back office roles to India after launching a consultation with more than a thousand staff last week.
Wesfarmers is poised to become the latest Australian financial services giant to make a serious play for the UK market with a sizable acquisition.
Article 25.12 of the Civil Procedure Rules allows a defendant to apply for security for costs of proceedings. An application must be supported by sufficient evidence.
Stirling and London-based wind farm developer Carbon Free has appointed Heath Lambert to supply it with risk services.
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Giles-owned Ink Underwriting Agencies has rebranded as Ink Insurance in a move to become a one-stop shop for smaller brokers struggling to place business with insurers.
The latest issue of Post magazine is now available to subscribers as a digital and interactive e-book.