Post - 2009-11-05

The runners and riders in the sale

On 5 February, Royal Bank of Scotland confirmed that it had decided to retain its insurance arm. However, with the announcement this Tuesday that it will look to divest the business again, Post looks at what has happened the names previously linked with…

A very attractive proposition

Christian Torkington joined RSA in August as chief operating officer for the UK — a year after the role had been vacated by Adrian Brown. Lynn Rouse speaks to him about the challenges and opportunities he faces — not least in doing his boss' old job.

Shining through the murk

With much higher rates of major injury than the average in all service industries, Daniel Dunkley looks at what the construction industry can do to combat this, including regulating gangmasters.

Policing the impossible

These days insurers will not turn a blind eye to clients that have failed to check the details of their sub-contractors' policies, says Ed Lewis.

In a bind

Ben Hobby asks whether technology can be used for the day-to-day management of binding authorities and, if not, what other tools are available to underwriters.

Local knowledge

With the annual cost of fraud estimated at £1.6bn, David Pickford looks at how local knowledge can help the fight against suspicious public liability claims.

Making a splash

Roger Knight reports on the measures the insurance industry took to clamp down on those trying to defraud the system after the UK floods of 2007.

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