Post - 2011-04-21

Roundtable - Cloud computing: head in the clouds

The term 'cloud computing' is very much in vogue. Post gathered together technology and insurance industry experts to debate whether the industry is ready to seize the opportunities it can offer. Amy Ellis reports.

HNW - rates: costs under control

The customer is currently winning in the mid and high net worth sectors, with rates only climbing slowly. David Sweeney looks at what the industry must do to price for profit and continue to provide great service.

Penny Black's insurance week

Watch out Simon Cowell and congratulations to Hastings boss and music mogul in the making Neil Utley, whose new record label has netted singer Charlie Simpson as its first signing.

Allianz rules out Part VII transfer

Allianz has ruled out following Aviva and Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance in applying to the High Court for a Part VII transfer under the Financial Services and Markets Act.

30 staff to be cut as part of Quinn buyout

Thirty additional staff are set to lose their jobs at Quinn Insurance after a joint venture between Liberty Mutual and Anglo Irish Bank was confirmed as the preferred buyer for the business.

EL insurers celebrate appeal victory

Employers' liability insurers have avoided claims worth "hundreds of millions" of pounds following a successful appeal in Baker v Quantum, law firm Weightmans has claimed.

HNW - water damage: who reigns when it pours?

High net worth homeowners need to be aware of the optimal conditions and prevention measures that can be taken to keep art collections, antiques, contents and buildings in the best condition possible. As April showers loom, Annabel Fell-Clark advises on…

NHS reforms: healthy, wealthy or wise?

As UK nurses issue an overwhelming vote of no confidence in the Health Secretary's management of NHS reforms, Richard Sear considers the implications of the government's plans for the NHS, private health providers, insurers and patients.

Technology is not complicated or risky

Following Ian Gosden's comments on the SME insurance market, here at Simply Business we felt compelled to respond to his claims regarding the risks of selling direct to this large group of UK businesses.

North of the Border: Damages (Scotland) Bill

The Damages (Scotland) Bill passed the final stage of the Scottish parliamentary process on 3 March 2011. The Bill received Royal Assent on 7 April, after which it will become an Act during the course of the new parliament following elections next month.

News analysis - deafness: bringing back balance

For the second time in as many months the Supreme Court has been asked to adjudicate in disease claims, this time on industrial deafness. Daren Charlton considers the implications that arise from Baker v Quantum Clothing.