Post - 2011-02-24

Penny Black's insurance week

Penny was uncertain as to how her colleagues would fare when they turned their hands to cocktail-making at an Ace Europe masterclass in the City.

North of the Border: The underwriter knows best

In a recent decision, the Court of Session has reiterated that clauses in insurance contracts require to be interpreted in a commercially sensible way and it is the commercial sense of the reasonable underwriter that counts.

Quake sends insurers back to square one

Insurers' efforts in settling claims from the September earthquake in Canterbury, New Zealand are "back to square one" after this week's 6.3 magnitude earthquake, according to the chief executive of Cunningham Lindsey New Zealand.

View from the top: Time to be more vocal

Simon Cowell would have us believe that Britain's Got Talent. However, studies suggests it's not flocking to the insurance industry. A year ago, the Chartered Insurance Institute published the results of a survey that indicated that 83% of students…

Merfield returns with Nexus

HCML's founder and former clinical director Helen Merfield has returned to the market with start-up business, Nexus Rehabilitation.

Minister admits insurers were right

Government plans to cut motor insurance fraud by allowing underwriters access to DVLA records are unlikely to be implemented until mid-2012, road safety minister Mike Penning MP has admitted.

No huge rehab code changes

The Association of British Insurers and the International Underwriting Association have ruled out making sweeping changes to the rehabilitation code, after current guidelines received "huge support" from the industry.

Interview - Paul Evans: Axa's split decision

CEO Paul Evans didn't hang about when it came to splitting Axa UK's personal and commercial businesses - and now he's promising brokers great service, products and relationships, as Jonathan Swift discovers.

Editor's comment: Spot the difference

As rebrandings go it will hardly go down among the most talked about in the history of financial services, but the end of the Consumer Protection and Markets Authority has at least proved that maybe the government is listening.