Late last year, James Heath was appointed the 23rd president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, succeeding Stephen Hines. He speaks to Post about the legal issues facing the industry.
‘Heartless’ insurance fraudster who made false Grenfell, Manchester Arena bombing and London Bridge terror attack claims jailed
A woman who made more than 50 fraudulent claims, including some involving the Grenfell Tower fire, Manchester Arena bombing and London Bridge terror attack, has been handed a jail sentence.
Three years ago, the government established an Insurance Fraud Taskforce with much fanfare. However, in the last 18 months, the project has gone quiet. A report from the latter half of 2017 has yet to be published. Post looks at what the holdup is.
The insurance industry has achieved many successes in its fight against fraud but it now needs to address database overload, urges Steve Crystal, head of financial crime at Sedgwick.
Insurers are seeing a spike in people claiming improper installation of cavity wall insulation. Is this the new money spinner for CMCs?
Two men have been sentenced to 18 years collectively in jail for intended collision against motorists.
Two men have been sentenced to 18 years collectively in jail for a cash for crash scam.
Cavity wall insulation claims exploded last year, with Axa Insurance alone reporting a dramatic increase in the space of seven months.
There might be disagreement as to how large the gap is between the resources committed to combatting commercial fraud when compared to personal lines – underlined by the recent Post/Crif research. But, there is at least some consensus around a lack of…
Closing the gap between the commercial and personal lines insurance sectors in the battle against fraud is a growing priority. Sara Costantini, director at Crif Decision Solutions, looks at what can be done now and where might the future priorities lie.
We have all experienced that heart-stopping moment when our phone rings and our eyes are greeted with the dreaded: "No caller ID."
An insurance worker has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for defrauding three different companies in the insurance industry worth £129,000.
Four men have been sentenced for carrying out a series of ‘crash for cash’ frauds, and then claiming against fraudulent insurance policies.
Over half a million attempts at insurance fraud were detected in 2017, equivalent to one fraud every minute.
Missing cars, cross-border investigations, stolen identities and organised crime. Not your average case...
Two years ago, when I told my friends that I got a job as an insurance journalist, they were baffled. They still are.
One of the most recognisable figures in the fight against insurance fraud Richard Davies sadly passed away this morning.
Ghost broking is a growing threat and it is spreading to the commercial environment, Post held a roundtable with senior claims and fraud figures to discuss what the insurance industry should be doing about it
The Insurance Fraud Bureau has apointed Aviva’s managing director of UK General Insurance replacing former Axa UK CEO Amanda Blanc.
Crime numbers that show a decline in insurance fraud are not likely to be representative, the Insurance Fraud Bureau has warned.
A ghost broker who used victims’ details to make £321,000 of false car insurance claims has been jailed.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau has appointed two claims officers from major insurers to its board.
Two months on from his appointment as head of the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department, Post sat down with detective chief inspector Andy Fyfe to discuss the ways Ifed is tackling insurance fraud.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau has signed a contract with Mohawk Security in order to more effectively combat fraud.