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Sam Barrett

With a background in financial services and protection magazines, Sam Barrett started writing for Post in 2003. She writes for a range of publications including Moneywise, Money Observer and Health Insurance Daily and has won many awards including ABI Freelance Financial Journalist of the Year.
She lives in Dorset and when she's not writing about insurance, you can find her at the gym or out enjoying the countryside.

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Articles by Sam Barrett

Spotlight: The evolution of mobility post-loss

Keeping policyholders on the road after an accident or the theft of a vehicle has driven a number of mobility solutions. But, with consumer sentiment shifting and more options becoming available to insurers, the post-loss mobility market is set to evolve

Analysis: What's on the horizon for 2020?

For an industry that strives to understand and manage risk, uncertainty is not something that is relished. But with some market hardening, a final report from the Financial Conduct Authority on pricing practices and the possibility of Brexit all on the…

Analysis: Jumping into 2019

2019 is sure to be mostly about Brexit but, as Sam Barrett explains, there will be other challenges and opportunities for insurers as well

Analysis: Application interrogation

People who want to insure their home can’t always answer technical questions about their property. Insurers are calling on digital technologies to overhaul the whole application process

Brokers informed: W&I for bricks and mortar

Warranty and indemnity insurance has seen significant growth in the real estate sector over the last few years. And, with the cover offering significant advantages to those involved in real estate deals, many expect it to become a standard part of any…

Analysis: Product recalls: Bringing it back

Whether it’s a tumble dryer that catches fire or baby milk that’s contaminated with salmonella, an increase in safety concerns is putting product recall insurance in the spotlight. With the frequency and severity of claims on the up, there are concerns…

Analysis: Pandemic bonds

Pandemics bonds have launched, with the help of the insurance market, to channel surge funding to developing countries dealing with a disease outbreak.

When cyber gets physical

Recent events such as the Wanna Cry ransomware attack and British Airways’ computer outage have helped to drive sales of cyber insurance, but there are concerns that a significant part of the risk is being overlooked

Identity fraud: Trading faces

With almost 173,000 reported cases last year, identity fraud is an ever-increasing problem. Insurers are taking a proactive approach to fight this pernicious problem

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