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Blog: Unrated insurers - the risks for UK brokers

Over the years European Union rules on the free movement of capital have had many beneficial effects for the UK economy. However, according to Ashwin Mistry, chairman of Brokerbility, this has also allowed insurers with lower solvency than would be…

The NED Blog: The importance of the audit committee

Challenging the executive management team in terms of the decisions they make is a key responsibility of being a non-executive director. Michael Gaughan explains that one of the aspects of the role is to sit on various Board Committees to look at…

Swinton's Scott Kennedy on the rise of the connected home

Smart technologies are increasingly part of our daily lives, argues Scott Kennedy, managing director of Swinton, as EY’s latest digital home report reveals almost a quarter of UK households now own a voice-controlled device, while 9% have smart security…

This week: No hiding place

As we start the month of August, many of us are planning to jet off abroad for a well-deserved break. And for those who do, very few would dream of placing a false sickness claim in order to receive a pay-out that would inevitably land them in jail.

Blog: Home insurance - the rise of non-standard

The way we live continues to change. The nature of risk evolves. And so does the way we understand the UK home insurance market. Mark Eastham, CEO, Avantia argues non-standard is no longer exceptional – and that has significant implications both for…

Blog: Diversity in insurance - how far have we come?

The 2019 Gay Pride march brought central London’s streets to a colourful standstill recently, and it was a reminder how much progress we have made towards becoming a society at ease with diversity of all forms writes Sharon Bishop, CEO of Close Brothers…

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.

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