Post - 2011-03-24

Sweeney blasts low HNW rate rises

Sterling director of personal and commercial insurance David Sweeney has welcomed "common sense" rate rises in the household insurance market but has called for tougher rating action in the high net worth sector.

Postbox: competency is crucial

I read the recent article "A focus on training" regarding professionalism in the claims sector with interest and wanted to take the opportunity to comment as it strikes me that a parity of focus doesn't exist between expertise in the property and motor…

News analysis: alarming revelations for commercial cover

The recent Mactavish-Pricewaterhouse Coopers report that declared commercial insurance 'not fit for purpose' is a wake-up call to the market. Insurers, brokers, company boards, government and the buying community should all take note, says John Hurrell.

Postbox: preaching to the converted

I read with interest Phil Bunker's View from the Top regarding the challenge of updating rates in the broker market, as this is a view we have held for some time and have already responded to.

Event insurance - market update: the show must go on

With the shift to music downloads, artists are looking to tour more to make money, generating demand but also new risks for contingency underwriters. Sam Barrett looks at the buoyant events insurance arena and finds a growth market, despite softened…

North of the Border: no fault compensation

On 20 February 2011 the report of the No Fault Compensation Review Group was published. The group, headed by Professor Sheila McLean, has backed a Scottish government plan to reform the system of clinical negligence claims, by introducing a no-fault…