Post - 2011-11-03

Marketing: The power of advertising

Effective marketing can be a tough challenge for financial services providers and having a strong presence is not enough, it must also resonate with customers.

Comment: Delivering definitive data

The ability to know precisely where property risks are located and what risks surround those locations are vital elements of successful and accurate underwriting and pricing. To know that such data is regularly updated and maintained – and meets ISO…

Postscript: My best 11 Neill Johnstone, Lorega

Lorega’s group managing director Neill Johnstone calls upon his years of claims management experience to pick his Best XI, selecting from the blue half of West London and the insurance claims sector — with a surprise appearance from a boxing legend.

View from the top: A digital era dawns for the London market

The time feels right for grabbing the jewel in the crown of the London insurance markets reform programme — electronic support of the placement transaction. Aon has a long track record in pushing forward with market reforms that bring 21st Century e…

Market moves: Insurers move for senior staff

For the second week running insurers were the major movers and shakers, with Ecclesiastical recruiting a managing director for Ireland, Aviva adding to its executive team, and NIG expanding its presence in London. In broking, Willis continued to make…

Merged trade bodies to fight for

A campaign to secure a more cost-effective regulatory environment for thousands of brokers will form the basis of the “historic” merger between the British Insurance Brokers’ Association and the Institute of Insurance Brokers.

Editor's comment: Offering a united front

Despite the speculation that the British Insurance Brokers’ Association may revert to its former name Biiba – the extra ‘i’ once standing for investment — following its merger with the Institute of Insurance Brokers, it has now been revealed that the…

Homeserve shares crash after sales suspension

Homeserve joined the mis-selling scandal this week when it suspended telephone sales of its home emergency policies, after an internal review by Deloitte found its processes fell “below the standard it had set itself”.

Esure broking boss vows to prioritise fraud

The managing director overseeing the launch of Esure’s two new broking brands has vowed to make clamping down on fraud a priority issue, after outlining a list of crime-cutting measures.

Your say: Misrepresentation is not fraud

I was concerned to note that John Cannon states in his recent article “failure to declare a change in circumstances to a lender is classed as a form of occupancy fraud”.