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Farm safety: Fatal farms

Farming is the most lethal of all industries. The sector and its main insurer are trying to change rules and mentalities to make it safer

Credit hire roundtable: necessary evil or essential service?

The insurance industry’s perpetually uneasy relationship with credit hire has often flared up into hostility. Judging by the tone of the exchanges at a recent roundtable, the current mood is much calmer, with a greater willingness to explore ways of…

Analysis: Beauty fraud: No pain, no gain

In an era of Instagram brows and duck lip selfies, the beauty industry is thriving. While most customers visit their hairdresser, nail bar or tanning salon to look smoking hot, others see a beauty treatment as a route to a windfall, via a fraudulent…

Analysis: Cyber bullying

Cyber cover is entering personal lines and offering protection against online bullying. But is it really a place for insurers?

Analysis: Product recalls: Bringing it back

Whether it’s a tumble dryer that catches fire or baby milk that’s contaminated with salmonella, an increase in safety concerns is putting product recall insurance in the spotlight. With the frequency and severity of claims on the up, there are concerns…

Preview of 2018: A sneak peek at the coming year

The promised whiplash and discount rate reforms, as well as the UK’s exit from the European Union, are expected to shape the coming year for the industry. Insurers, brokers, loss adjusters and lawyers are wary of political uncertainties and the trends in…

Analysis: NIHL: Make some noise

The fixed-cost regime proposed for noise-induced hearing loss claims is like music to insurers’ ears, although it comes way after the hubbub

Analysis: Arson: A burning issue

Only a small portion of arson cases are prosecuted, so perhaps it’s time for the insurance industry to take ownership of this issue, as it has with fraud

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