Post - 2011-06-16
Gibraltar-based legal expenses and private medical insurer Lamp is targeting $500m (£305m) premium in the first two years of its new Thailand operation.
After being pounded by the press for putting premiums up, Leigh Jackson looks at the future of motor insurance and asks whether policyholders could do more to help themselves.
Zurich has established a club for its top 70 regional commercial brokers.
Insurance repair specialist MA Assist has signed an exclusive deal to provide building repair and validation services for Plus One Services.
Ten years on from its demise, former Post editor David Worsfold remembers Independent's launch at an airfield and other personal recollections of dealing with the insurer during its heyday.
17 June marks the tenth anniversary of the demise of Independent Insurance, the underwriter that was once the envy of rivals, but which ultimately proved the maxim ‘too good to be true’. Jonathan Swift remembers the finals days of the firm with former…
The joint provisional liquidator of Independent Insurance Dan Schwarzmann has said Pricewaterhouse Coopers is hopeful that a scheme of arrangement can be agreed by the end of the year, a decade after he was first appointed to the beleaguered insurance…
While the Retail Distribution Review does not cover general insurance brokers, Jane Bernstein discovers that this sector is already putting in place efforts to raise professional standards.
'If it looks too good to be true, it probably is' — arguably the most commonly quoted old adage ascribed to Independent Insurance since its collapse in June 2001 and subsequent imprisonment of three senior directors. But, when those once closest to the…
With race lovers flocking to Royal Ascot this week, Jane Bernstein reports on a bloodstock insurance market still hampered by soft rates and self-insurance.
Online motor intermediary First Central Insurance Management has appointed Auto Windscreens as its sole supplier, three months after the glazing repair firm was bought out of administration.
In 2009, the Chartered Insurance Institute published its Future of Trust in Financial Services research, which revealed some key concerns for the insurance industry. Two years on, CII faculty members reflect on the progress made.
Gallagher International is set to beef up its underwriting operation after attracting a team from Towergate.
Moves by brokers to mitigate the effect of economic uncertainty by joining networks is likely to increase over the next few years.
On the face of it, the suggestion of a police force funded by the industry to help fight fraud seems reasonable. However, Robin Reames examines if going down this path is really the right way forward.
The potential increase in the fast-track claims limit presents both opportunities and challenges for the personal injury industry. Andrew Pemberton examines potential unwanted developments and implications for claimants, insurers and claimant solicitors.
Berrymans Lace Mawer's head of policy development, Alistair Kinley, has become the first non-lawyer to join the firm's equity partnership as it converts to a legal disciplinary practice. The LDP is the first new type of practice permitted by the Legal…
XL Insurance has heralded a renewed push into the UK middle market with the opening of a new office in Birmingham.
Since its publication in March, the Mactavish report has attracted significant interest and was a frequent topic of conversation at last week's Association of Insurance & Risk Managers' conference. It produced some dramatic headlines with the contention…
Aviva is targeting 20% of its haulage and goods-carrying motor account as it re-enters the telematics market, seven years after its first attempt to launch the technology in the personal lines arena.
With Lambeth Council's redefinition of potholes, classifying them as shallower in nature, Hazel James warns of consequences that could occur following judgment in Wilkinson v City of York Council.
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The British Insurance Brokers' Association has called for rules governing electronic trading to be updated to keep pace with technological developments in the aggregator space.
One could be forgiven for losing track of what's going on behind the revolving door at Aviva Towers of late, where the UK insurance giant has been hit by a spate of senior management changes.
Two former managers at Crawford & Company's specialist liability arm SLS are set to launch their own loss adjusting and claims handling service.
Young motorists are unaware of how their driving behaviour affects the cost of cover. Nigel Bartram looks at what can be done to counter this.
The Financial Services Authority has refused to commit to an April 2012 deadline for a review of the Financial Services Compensation Scheme, as it would be "counterproductive" to consult when changes to European insurance legislation are ongoing.
Insurance brokers were shocked by research that showed a large proportion of people did not trust them. Rachel Gordon looks at the reaction, their relationships with clients and why brokers should start being more vocal about their value.
Oamps has kick-started its plan to expand in the UK insurance market through the acquisition of new teams, after taking over Giles Insurance Brokers' life science business.
The insurance industry's reputation has taken a bit of a battering, as the whole of the financial services sector has endured customer scorn. David Haigh looks at what can be done to turn public perception around.