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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

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

D&O innovation

With a spate of innovation in the directors’ & officers’ market, how is the cover staying relevant in a constantly changing world?

Spotlight: Fraud at the vets

Pet claims fraud is on the rise and insurers are developing or contemplating new tools against it: a database, cross-referencing strategies and pet photographs on policy documents.

Space debris pose insurance challenge

Space is getting crowded. Since man started sending satellites into orbit in 1957, we've left behind an ever-growing trail of debris, and this is posing a significant threat to operational satellites.

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