Post - 2011-10-27

Fraud event: Disagreement over point to target fraudsters

Application fraudsters are ‘hiding behind the web’ but disagreement reigns over whether to target scammers at the point of quote or sale. Panellist Steve Sweeney, head of motor insurance at Money Supermarket, said his firm is working towards stamping out…

Career development news: LV creates 150 jobs

LV has created 150 new roles with the expansion of its office in Brentwood. The site already employs 200 people and, with plans to enlarge its claims division, the insurer expects to add 45 new staff before the end of the year.

Editor's comment: Maelstroms on multiple fronts

This week has seen maelstroms on multiple fronts. As the devastation and mass fatalities caused by the Turkish earthquake continue to dominate news headlines, the insurance industry is bracing itself for a different bout of turmoil prompted by another…

Fraud event: Top London cop in tune with fraud fears

City of London Police Commander Ian Dyson has admitted that if the insurance industry had not stumped up the cash for the new dedicated counter-fraud unit, it would not have been formed. He also empathised with insurers’ fears that funding the unit could…

North of the Border: Clarification over mesothelioma awards

In Elizabeth Wolff & Others v John Moulds (Kilmarnock) & Weir Construction (2011), Lord Doherty considers recent jury and judicial awards in fatal claims and clarifies the value of section 1(4) awards in a mesothelioma claim, under the Damages (Scotland)…

Your say: Tackling fire remains a priority

You are right to think that both this government and the last have not been receptive to arguments by the insurance industry and sprinkler lobby pressing for a more widespread fitting of sprinkler systems.

Penny Black’s insurance week

Penny’s long-awaited trip to the British Academy of Film and Television Arts with Brit Insurance finally took place this week but the people at Bafta in Piccadilly must have missed the memo.

Post magazine – 27 October 2011

This week the Post team reports on feelings of a “whiff of Katrina” among loss adjusters about the Thailand floods that have already inundated two industrial estates in Bangkok - affecting multinational firms including Apple and Ford Motors.