The general manager of Allianz Retail has hailed its latest affinity win with Volkswagen Insurance Service as a "milestone" for its fledgling corporate partners business, and a sign that it could do a deal of the size of Tesco Bank.
The Forum of Insurance Lawyers is to turn its focus to the impact of claims on the public and private sector, against the backdrop of Lord David Young's review into health and safety legislation for the Conservative Party.
For months there has been speculation about how much business Aviva had shed in its efforts to bolster its profitability. The answer — as highlighted in its 2009 full year accounts out this week — was quite a lot, as it reported net written premiums in…
LV's new 24-hour call centre for motor insurance customers in Hudddersfield may be expanded to household during 2010. The insurer hopes to create up to 75 jobs over the next 18 months following the opening.
Bermuda-domiciled insurer Hardy has reported a steep increase in profit before tax and foreign exchange movements of £26.7m (2008: £4.4m), in contrast to a slight dip in profit before tax of £20.1m (2008: £23.1m). The combined ratio before foreign…
Westinsure aims to grow by £50m gross written premium in 2010 and recruit another 40 members, after reporting its most successful year to date in 2009. The broker alliance reported £300m GWP for 2009 and added more than 35 brokers to its ranks,…
Motor claims management specialist WNS Assistance is offering insurers an integrated web service solution in line with the Ministry of Justice's new electronically streamlined compensation system for low-cost road traffic accident personal injury claims.
Members of the UK Timber Frame Association not signed up to its Site Safe initiative will be ejected from the body, while the "ultimate sanction" against principal contractors flouting the new process will be for members to stop work.
<p>Property insurers were urged to boost the level of large fire loss reports currently being submitted to the industry's online database, after the level so far recorded revealed a "misalignment" with reality.
The Liberal Democrats' voice has been prominent during the recent economic turmoil. In the third of Post's six-part profile on all the major parties, Jonathan Swift talks to MP Colin Breed, the party's shadow Treasury minister.
The rumour mill has been in overdrive regarding Brightside over the past 12 months. Daniel Dunkley talks to founder and insurance director Arron Banks about the broker's distinctive approach to the market.
In his best-selling book The Tipping Point, Malcolm Gladwell says that ideas and behaviours spread like viruses, and that intervention (or a nudge) at just the right point — the tipping point — results in a cascade of change.
Ever since the launch of Apple's Iphone, the march of mobile technology, smart phones and applications has been relentless. So what opportunities and challenges do these developments present for the general insurance industry? Ant Gould reports.
The Institute of Risk Management has launched an online resource centre to equip members with free access to tools, templates and information to assist them with each stage of the risk management process, as well as implementation of effective risk…
With 10 weeks to go before the start of the British Insurance Brokers¹ Association conference, Post has decided to shine a light on some of the perhaps lesser-known staff at the trade body. This week, we talk to Lindsay Campbell, Biba executive assistant.
International private medical insurer Interglobal has appointed Nicola Norris as business development manager, with responsibility for building distribution and sales of individual and group PMI in the UK through the intermediary channel.
If anyone had doubts about Axa's IT team, then Penny would like to say that its online policing is second to none. Just ask the member of staff who spent a few lunchtimes searching for "golden shower curtain rings".