Post - 2009-09-10

Behind the mask

The debate surrounding incentives in the handling of household building claims is masking the real problem in the sector, claims Max Dunworth. He explains the real issue is the need to find a better model to fit with the current market upheaval.

Anybody interested in saving cash?

Detective Chief Inspector Mark Hooper has an offer for motor insurers" a four-fold return on investment and protection against fraud relating to stolen cars. However, as Lynn Rouse finds, bizarrely it seems no one wants to take him up on this.

In Bruges

Eric Alexander previews the annual conference of the International Union of Marine Insurance, set to take place in Bruges next week, highlighting the stark contrast with the situation marine underwriters were in last year.

Stuck in the middle

If a customer's claim is rejected, brokers are increasingly finding themselves in the centre of negligence claims. Daniel Dunkley reports on how they can take themselves out of the firing line.

On the edge

Despite the latest figures revealing that the overall number of claims for work-related illnesses is falling, disease liabilities still pose a major financial threat to UK businesses and their insurers. Gary Fitzpatrick reports on the findings of a new…

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