International risk services firm Gallagher Bassett has acquired the assets of Welsh claims firm, Adjusting Associates, to expand its offerings in the UK.
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.
With the motor claims landscape set to change following the Civil Liability Act, Motor Accident Solicitors Society chair Paul Nicholls airs his concerns over anticipated delays in the progress of the Litigants in Person portal and how a premature launch…
A holiday sickness fraudster, who persuaded holidaymakers to put in false claims in order to receive a pay-out, has been handed a 12 month prison sentence.
Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy just over two years ago, building owners have been removing and replacing unsafe aluminium composite material cladding from their high-rise housing stock across the UK. Joanna Grant, partner at Fenchurch Law, asks why…
Homeserve Lab’s Leakbot is currently live and working with a wide range of insurers in the UK, Europe and the US. Post spoke to the company’s non-executive chair, former Axa UK CEO and Prudential UK and Europe CEO Mark Wood, to hear about its plans for…
The Litigants in Person whiplash portal build may be progressing well, but fraud and a lack of clarity from the government could jeopardise its effectiveness, according to Sabre CEO Geoff Carter.
Sabre’s combined operating ratio remained in its target of within the mid-70s range, while premiums shrank 7% in the first half of 2019.
One in four people experience poor mental health each year, writes Alex Perry, CEO of Bupa Insurance UK, arguing that with a quarter of customers affected by the issue it's important that addressing mental health is a priority for the whole insurance…
More than 8000 former home insurance customers of failed insurer Lamp have had their cover moved to another unrated Gibraltarian insurer, Red Sands.
In 2018 insurers dealt with 228,000 escape of water claims, at a cost of £617m – an increase from £529m paid out five years ago, according to statistics from the Association of British Insurers. With the rising cost of claims, can technology help reduce…
Exclusive: Clare Lunn, director of fraud at LV, has been selected as a chair of the the General Insurance Fraud Committee.
Thursday seemed an appropriate day for insurtech Hippo to announce the outcome of its latest funding round – with temperatures reaching 38°C in places, the urge to emulate the mud-wallowing tendencies of its namesake animal became more and more tempting.
BLM has won a fundamental dishonesty case against a fraudster who claimed for whiplash from an accident where she was not in the vehicle.
The insurance industry has woken up to the growing criminal threat. However, Dennis Toomey, global director of counter fraud analytics and operations at BAE Systems, highlights that much investment in this area has focused on the external threat.
Mustafa Kasim, who was sentenced to six months in prison in November for stealing data from Audatex, has now been ordered to pay a confiscation order of £25,500.
The Financial Conduct Authority has named a personal injury claims management company as operating without authorisation.
Over the past two years, awareness of how prevalent sexual harassment is in the workplace has reached perhaps unprecedented heights.
More than 30,000 property policyholders affected by the collapse of Alpha have been thrown a lifeline in the form of alternative cover arranged by the Financial Services Compensation Scheme.
It was around Spring when office chat turned to the trend of insurers bolstering full year accounts through claims reserve releases.
The impact assessment issued to parliament in relation to Lord Chancellor David Gauke’s decision to set the discount rate at minus 0.25% has been called “misleading and wholly disingenuous” by Huw Evans, director general of the Association of British…
Small and medium-sized enterprises are facing a plethora of challenges. So how are insurers helping this sector?
Ecclesiastical claims handlers suggested a child abuse survivor could be “bought off” for a modest sum, according to a leaked cache of emails obtained by Post.
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…