Post - 2012-09-20
As research director at Thatcham, Andrew Miller has an eye on the vehicles of the future. From autonomous emergency braking systems to driverless cars, he tells Post how new motoring technology can benefit insurers.
Despite the possibilities presented by Alternative Business Structures, there has been only a muted response from the insurance industry thus far.
The week again belonged to the loss adjusting fraternity, as the fight to recruit staff left displaced by the demise of Merlin continued with Davies and Questgates both welcoming fresh faces.
Pleural plaques are, of course, compensable in Scotland once again, says Toni Ashby.
Giles' new reinsurance division, EC3 Brokers, has outlined its intention to focus on US casualty business, and claims to have signed up nine clients after launching just last week.
After the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, the industry must capture the spirit of change, says Toby Esser.
Price comparison sites have played down the threat presented by Google after the search company launched a car insurance aggregator, following its acquisition of Beat That Quote in March last year.
The Insurance Fraud Register is to be rolled out to the life insurance and Lloyd's markets once it is fully operational in the UK general insurance sector.
Two former GAB Robins executives are close to finalising deals that would see the total or partial exit of two private equity houses from their current businesses.
A Direct Line Group initial public offering will be one of the UK's biggest ever general insurance listings, including Admiral's flotation in 2004, according to market experts.