Post - 2012-11-08
The Health and Safety Executive is set to exempt businesses in lower-risk sectors from routine inspections, and insurers and brokers have an important role to play in ensuring that standards don't slip.
The European Commission's revision of the Insurance Mediation Directive is targeting mandatory commission disclosure, but what will this mean for UK brokers?
Data sharing among insurers offers a range of benefits, but could firms' desires to retain a competitive edge hamper such collaboration?
Confusion and costs have led to fewer businesses taking out adequate business interruption cover, putting them at risk of significant losses. How can the industry rectify the situation?
When it comes to data sharing, the insurance industry should follow the lead of the banking sector by unleashing competition among multiple data suppliers.
Will the changes to the Judicial College Guidelines have a significant impact on personal injury claims, asks John O'Roarke.
Parallels can be drawn between the demise of taxi manufacturer Manganese Bronze and the plight of brokers, says Julian James.
As with widely reported sat-nav disasters, what is going on in the banking sector as financial institutions embed the Basel III regulatory framework is testing investors' faith in what their computers are telling them, says Roger Bickmore.
The countdown to the introduction of the extended personal injury portal has begun, says Artur Niemczewski.
Six years as the chief executive of the Law Society has not quelled Des Hudson's battling instincts. He talks to Post about upcoming legal changes and his relationship with the insurance industry.
International brokers are looking to London for opportunities to grow their businesses amid signs that the capital's mergers and acquisitions market is heating up.
Towergate-owned underwriter Fusion was the most active firm in the recruitment space this week, unveiling a new five-strong engineering team all joining from Aviva.
Staffordshire-based broker Howell Shone has been granted chartered status.
Direct Line Group is primed to "execute a range of strategies" depending on how changes to the legal landscape play out next spring, according to the insurer's chief executive Paul Geddes.
Several insurers are awaiting a Court of Appeal decision on Axa's use of allegedly "false" Autofocus evidence before potentially resuming out-of-court negotiations with Accident Exchange.
The McLarens brand has been resurrected in the UK insurance market after the loss adjusting group reclaimed the name in readiness to make global acquisitions in 2013.
The insurance industry is urging the government to implement a central fire and rescue policy in England amid fears that sweeping budget cuts will result in insurers paying the price for longer response times.
Former Merlin Claims director John Watson is joining Davies Group amid a shake-up in which chief executive Charles Crawford and two senior colleagues are leaving.
Assessing the scale of devastation wrought by Superstorm Sandy has been hampered by disruptions in fuel supply, communications and power, according to insurance firms on the ground.
US voters were still heading to the polls as Post went to press. But with many north eastern states operating makeshift polling stations and still without electricity a week after superstorm Sandy made landfall, the closely fought election was shaping up…
Last week was busy for insurers at Parliament. First, something unusual happened in Westminster's corridors of power that could spell good news for the insurance industry.