Post - 2010-12-09

IIB plays down deal implications

Institute of Insurance Brokers chief executive Barbara Bradshaw has refuted suggestions a recent deal between IIB-affiliated Broker Direct and the British Insurance Brokers' Association marks a move towards even closer co-operation between the two trade…

Claims Club news: Under-25s are ill-informed

One in 20 drivers under the age of 25 does not know it is illegal to drive without insurance. That was one of the shock findings of a recent Which? survey shared by its insurance expert Dan Moore at the Claims Club last week.

Barbican turn-key approved by FSA

Whittington will retain a shareholding in its turn-key operation Barbican after the latter was granted conditional approval from Lloyd's and the Financial Services Authority to form its own managing agency.

Penny Black's insurance week

It could have been a disaster but the Broker Network conference in Harrogate kept ploughing ahead, displaying a determination to challenge that of keynote speaker and explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes.

View from the top: Looking under the bonnet

Do you need to know how a Formula One engine works to appreciate the speed of the car? It is an interesting question — does understanding the minutiae of the mechanics make you appreciate the race more?

2018 World Cup risks 'attractive' say specialists

London market sport insurance specialists have insisted the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia will prove no less attractive a risk than previous competitions, despite its size and the threat of domestic terrorism.

Law Society must tackle asbestos 'dabblers'

The Law Society needs to get a grip on claimant "dabblers" who are obstructing the speedy payment of mesothelioma claims and ramping up costs for insurers, according to Michelle Penn, partner at Berrymans Lace Mawer.

Poor claims delivery hits our integrity, say brokers

Brokers have raised concerns that insurers' willingness to pay claims has deteriorated in the last two years, with southwest broker Higos considering blacklisting insurers that undermine its integrity with clients by not paying claims.

Interview - Imran Ahmed & Tony Sault: Advocacy assessed

With profitability in the motor insurance sector under increased pressure, Ernst & Young carried out a Europe-wide study to determine whether consumer claims experiences impact brand loyalty and what good service looks like. Jonathan Swift talks to Imran…

Household - rebuilding costs: DIY SOS

The continued popularity of home improvements, coupled with cover miscalculations, has led to almost 80% of UK homeowners having the wrong level of insurance for their properties, writes Joe Martin.

News analysis – team hires: Navigating a sticky wicket

Businesses are often keen to recruit high-flying individuals, and their colleagues, with existing employers equally determined to hang on to them. Gary Freer reveals how a recent case offers hope in making it easier to pick up staff without incurring…