Post - 2011-08-18
Despite facing economic pressures, charities are being pushed into the spotlight as a natural fit to run services for the ‘Big Society’. Mark Ingram looks at developments in this sector.
With a brief of developing innovative ways to improve the claims process, the Chartered Insurance Institute’s new generation claims group recently finished its year-long pilot. Ant Gould looks at the results and talks to the key players.
Bluefin Insurance Services’ specialist marine division has raised almost £64 000 for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution in the past year through commission on insurance premiums.
The exact definition of cloud computing may be up in the air but a large number of companies have embraced it. Amy Ellis reports on the insurance industry’s take-up of cloud technology and the security implications involved.
Legal & General’s John Pollock has a passion to improve the social profile of the insurance industry. He tells Jonathan Swift how it needs to unite to build consumer trust and improve its media standing.
Brokers tend to skirt warily around telling the Financial Services Authority what its business should be and how to go about it — for good reason, as Willis might testify. But I was surprised that trade representatives were so circumspect about its…
The biggest killer of people between the ages of 17 and 24 in the UK is being a passenger or driver in a car. Our data suggests young drivers are five times more likely to make a claim than other drivers, increasing to 10 times as the severity of the…
Starting as a two-man operation in a house in Twickenham, A&A Group has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings. Jonathan Swift talks to Tony Allen and Steve McPherson about keeping pace with changes in the market.
With its UK strategy now signed off by the Axa group board, Amy Ellis speaks to Amanda Blanc and Matthew Reed about what commercial brokers can expect from the insurer.
A team of lawyers from different disciplines are to sit on the new Civil Justice Council working party to find practical solutions in three areas of costs policy identified in Lord Justice Jackson’s civil litigation costs review.
Spanish-owned insurer Mapfre Assistance is seeking a share of the £600m UK used car warranty market with the launch of its new brand, Mapfre Warranty.
Bluefin has staked its claim on becoming the consolidator of choice as it sets out to beef up its existing 54 offices in the UK after getting extra backing from its insurer parent.
Travelers’ decision to pull the plug on its private motor business in Ireland could signal the company’s complete withdrawal from Ireland, according to local players.
The Institute of International Finance has called for a “greater cross-sectional co-ordinated” response from the insurance and banking industries to ensure the sectors have separate regulation.
One of the UK’s largest aggregators has welcomed the Office of Fair Trading’s decision to clear Google of any monopoly rule breaches following its acquisition of Beat That Quote. Compare The Market said the merger creates “healthy competition”.
LV has underlined its focus on general insurance by outsourcing its asset management business in a long-term partnership with Threadneedle Investments.
Insurers have extended their claims notification periods for claims resulting from the riots in response to the government’s own extension of the notification period under the Riot (Damages) Act compensation scheme.
Non-standard motor broking specialist A&A Group has outlined ambitious plans to expand its European footprint, ahead of a potential cash injection.
Property insurance broker Allanfield is today (18 August) launching on the Alternative Investment Market and taking over rival specialist Industrial & Commercial Property Insurance Consultants as part of the deal.
A round-up of people moves and new appointments in the industry, as featured in the 18 August 2011 edition of Post.
Looking through Post’s back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 30 years ago reveals.
Looking through Post’s back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 20 years ago reveals.
Looking through Post’s back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 10 years ago reveals.
Penny got more information than she bargained for when she visited Axa’s London offices last week to get an update on its commercial lines strategy.
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