At the beginning of the month the current government confirmed it would seek to tighten the law around handheld mobile devices on the road, but will not extend a ban to hands-free use. While Post supports this initial step it believes that the government…
Exclusive: NFU is actively recruiting for a new head of claims following the departure of Jon Cawley.
More than 800 houses have been evacuated due to flooding and many of those families won't be back in their home for Christmas. Flood warnings are still in place and there are reports that flood defence equipment is being stolen.
Insurtech Previsico has launched nationwide, aiming to support insurers, brokers and their customers across the whole of the UK with live actionable flood warnings.
While working at a personal injury law firm, Kate Williamson became interested in what cases were like from the insurer's side and is now on her way to qualifying as a solicitor at Horwich Farrelly.
Flooding in the north of England could cost insurers between £80m and £120m, PWC has estimated, though this could rise.
Earlier this year parts of the UK were under water and serious flood warnings are becoming more commonplace, writes Jane Pocock, managing director, Copart UK.
UK flooding is expected to continue, as insurers and loss adjusters have warned of a "spike" in both personal and commercial lines claims as a result.
With almost 3000 dams supplying drinking water to towns and cities they are a common feature in the UK countryside. However, when heavy rain in August threatened the integrity of the emergency spillway at Toddbrook Reservoir an emergency evacuation of…
Ageas UK CEO Andy Watson has cautioned that amid the Ogden rate change and inflationary pressures, current motor rates are “surprisingly low and unsustainable”.
Personal injury law firms face a “bleak future” unless they bear down on their fixed costs ahead of reforms set to come into force next year, Minster Law CEO Shirley Woolham has warned.
Allianz reported operating profit of £100m for the year to date in its Q3 results, with its combined operating ratio slipping to 96.5% from 95.7% at the half year.
In a week that was dominated by personal injury fracas, the revelation that Thomas Cook self-insured against all but the “very largest” PI claims may well take the cake for biggest botch up.
A government scheme due to be set up to pay the personal injury claims of Thomas Cook customers is unlikely to be sufficient to provide claimants with full compensation and may be open to abuse if appropriate safeguards aren’t put in place, lawyers have…
Solicitors must declare the source of their claims leads, Aviva has challenged, as research shows a tiny fraction of nuisance calls have the legally-required customer consent.
RSA UK has booked £8m in restructuring charges for the third quarter, as overall the group reported its operating profit was up.
Lloyd’s has published Blueprint One: the first of a number of ‘blueprints’ it intends to produce over the coming years as it overhauls the market for the 21st century
Cyber has been long-touted as offering insurers and brokers a huge opportunity in commercial lines – from SMEs to corporates. But as individual consumers become ever more aware of their vulnerability to data breaches and cyber attacks, an equally large…
2018 was a volatile year for Asian insurers with the majority of them posting declines in gross written premium or sluggish growth. Christie Lee, senior director of analytics for Asia-Pacific at AM Best, explains the challenges they are facing.
Reserving has been reiterated as a key area of focus for the Prudential Regulation Authority, as the regulator suggested it could use its “formal powers” if insurance firms fail to meet standards.
A child of the dot-com boom, CFC Underwriting has now left its teenage years behind as it enters its twentieth year as one of the pre-eminent specialist managing general agents in the London market. CEO David Walsh spoke to Jonathan Swift about the …
The government has pledged to set up a statutory compensation scheme for Thomas Cook customers, after it emerged the travel company only took out cover for the “very largest” personal injury claims.
Exclusive: The Ministry of Justice has defended itself over a "loophole" in whiplash legislation that lawyers and trade bodies argue could leave the majority of children injured in road traffic accidents without access to compensation or representation.
Fire Protection Association calls for a quick ban on combustible cladding in all high risk residencies
The government must work quickly to make changes to building regulations and ban combustible cladding in all high risk residencies, the Fire Protection Association has urged.