In just over a fortnight I will be leaving the world of insurance, after 42 months in the job and almost twelve hundred bylines under my belt. Here’s what I’ve learned.
Insurers have welcomed the “thoroughness” of a report published by the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse and have committed to working with it on its recommendations.
The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse yesterday released its report on its Accountability and Reparations investigation, in which it lay down a number of recommendations it believes insurers need to follow to fix the system. David Nichols,…
The current credit hire regime has no place for choice other than a hire car for the duration of repair, even though that might not meet the needs of the claimant. James Roberts, business development director for insurance at Europcar Mobility Group UK,…
Child abuse inquiry slams ‘hostile, baffling, frustrating and futile’ claims process as it pushes for insurer action
Setting up a register of public liability policies, revising damages and ensuring there is a claims code of practice are among a number of recommendations the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse has made in a report published today.
Private equity firm Lovell Minnick Partners has made a £261m offer to buy Charles Taylor, with an aim to de-list it.
#MeToo is becoming a “significant” industry issue as harassment and discrimination claims rise, while in some countries the surge means claims are moving outside of traditional employment practices liability insurance, lawyers have warned.
Claims Consortium Group has completed its acquisition of Stream Claims Services.
Lamp Insurance’s liquidator has disclaimed health and guaranteed asset protection policies supplied through two brokers.
Keoghs has bought Newcastle-based Sintons’ defendant insurance business.
A rise in the volume of UK businesses that have cancelled at least one type of insurance cover over the past few years has served to highlight the importance of the broker’s role in the insurance buying process
New technology can save lives, but Neil Atherton, sales and marketing director at Autoglass, fears a lack of expertise at bodyshops could put drivers at risk and lead to increased insurance claims.
CRL, which recently failed to rehome 20,500 Alpha Insurance structural and latent defects policies, is no longer writing new business.
With the imminent explosion of Internet of Things devices via the 5G rollout and the systemic rise in the use of artificial intelligence, technology is increasing both in complexity and connectivity writes James Maass, cyber incident specialist at CFC…
The government has pledged £62m flood defence investment for communities across Yorkshire, Cumbria, the North East and the South East of England.
The industry can expect to be hit with on average $92bn (£74.5bn) in insured losses from catastrophes annually going forward, according to catastrophe modeling firm Air Worldwide.
Exclusive: The Institute and Faculty of Actuaries is considering appealing against a ruling, after an employment tribunal decided it must pay nearly £38,000 to a Zurich employee after it “directly discriminated” against him.
Charles Taylor saw a pre-tax loss of £2.1m as the group announced the sale of its managing agency to Premia Holdings.
With slips and trips among the most frequent insurance claims, temptation is high for some brokers to focus on claims defensibility training to improve after-the-event performance. As part of Post's new Risk Management Hub, Douglas Barnett, director of…
While as an industry we hold large volumes of data and information, actually having valuable, reliable, timely data that is informative and can be turned into insight and action is a different thing altogether, particularly in an industry where many of…
To borrow an analogy from Forrest Gump’s mother, writing about insurance can be like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. On the topic of trampolines, an assortment of ‘no comments’ left a rather nasty taste
It’s been a topsy-turvy month in Parliament and this week a bill was passed by MPs aiming to block a no-deal exit from the European Union. But as the UK continues to face uncertainties over Brexit, across the pond this month we saw scenes of destruction…
Anglia Ruskin’s insurer has apologised to the university, after an “oversight” by solicitors meant a graduate was paid £61,000 over her “Mickey Mouse degree” claim without the insured being consulted.
The industry has welcomed the government’s response to a consultation into the future provision of medical reports.