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Blog: Fires and cars - spontaneous combustion is 'use'

The legal definition of when a car is in use and how it affects an insurance claim has long been contentious. Alistair Kinley, director of policy and government affairs at BLM, takes a look at the latest ruling and its likely impact on the insurance…

Blog: Insurance marketing - bridging the generational gap

There is a much subscribed to myth in marketing that anyone over the age of 35 is a second-rate citizen – or at the very least not worthy of the attention paid to that holy grail consumer, the millennial. Robin Trust, CEO at the Kite Factory, explains…

Blog: Tackling gender inequality through the beautiful game

There are obvious parallels between gender inequality in insurance and in sports like football says Aaida Abu Jaber, head of diversity and inclusion at International General Insurance. That is why in June this year, IGI will take part in Equal Playing…

This week: Court's adjourned?

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s decapitated head kicked off its last outing on our television screens this week as the FCA counts down to the PPI deadline on 29 August. However, as one battle comes to an end, another may be just beginning.

This week: Dual pricing and sexual harassment claims

For a while now the insurance industry has been under the spotlight for the sheer volume of sexual harassment allegations its faced. And after Post reported this week the suspension of a senior boss at Marsh sister company Guy Carpenter, following…

Blog: Strict liability for animals: a dance with dragons

As the dust settles on the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, Michael Collins, an associate and solicitor advocate in BTO’s insurance team, answers the question we have all being asking: when a dragon burns down a property, can the property owner…

Blog: The claims challenge for intelligent cars

Rick Preston, head of the intelligence team at insurance fraud law firm, Horwich Farrelly, looks at the claims challenges the sector could face as the next generation of ‘intelligent cars’ hit the road.

Blog: What the FCA market study means for brokers

Despite giving the broker market a clean bill of health Richard Burger, head of financial services regulatory investigations warns brokers should expect the FCA to continue to explore key areas it has identified that are in need of improvement.

Blog: To grow, insurers must hit the open road

Insurers operate today in a relatively mature market environment but Max Richter, managing director for insurance, Accenture UK and Ireland, argues that it offers limited opportunities for growth and relatively few new products coming onto the market

Blog: Rethinking underwriting in mobile device insurance

A new folding-screen smartphone is launching in the UK in May and will be the most expensive ever at £1800, but Ross Sinclair, CEO of EIP Insurance Services, says this has huge ramifications for those in the mobile device insurance sector and may prompt…

Blog: Kinsu - Missing the 'kinder' option

As a Londoner exposed to the industry on a daily basis, I doubt I’m alone in finding it difficult not to notice insurance adverts on the underground. And for a time, Kinsu seemed to be very much a staple between your Avivas and your Zurichs.

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