This year has seen only a steady drip of merger and acquisition activity, rather than a flurry, something that was noted by Pricewaterhouse Coopers in its European Financial Services M&A Insight published yesterday.
Ask me what business I am in right now and I will say 'Solvency II'. Because, when I check my diary, I see a wall of meetings geared towards ensuring Groupama's compliance with the UK version of the new European solvency and risk management regulations.
British Insurance Brokers' Association chief executive Eric Galbraith has voiced his concerns over the latest wording of the Bribery Act 2010, warning the new government it must learn from its predecessor's handling of the insurance premium tax issue.
Less than 25% of small businesses are likely to have sufficient funds to cover the cost of a legal dispute, according to research conducted by First Assist Legal Protection at the recent British Insurers' Brokers Association conference.
Experts from the newly formed UCL Institute for Risk & Disaster Reduction have warned that with the high frequency of eruptions of Icelandic volcano Katla, an eruption in the short-term is a strong possibility.
Groupama Insurances counter-fraud manager Stephen Teeling's recent article 'Getting to know you' raises a valid argument that the insurance industry should follow the example of the major banks and put in place industry-wide practical validation measures…
With 10 new Eurocodes replacing long-established design codes for the construction industry, Martyn Francklow questions the quick changeover period and analyses their potential to generate professional indemnity claims.
Major sporting events are a magnet not only for fans but also financial criminals. Mark Jones explains how South Africa has a secret weapon to bolster its defences as the 2010 football World Cup kicks off.
Four leather-clad Kwik Fit Insurance employees are taking part in a 1600-mile sponsored motorbike ride, around the coast of Scotland, in a bid to raise thousands of pounds for a much-needed cardiac ultrasound machine at The Royal Hospital for Sick…
Recent figures indicate that the UK economy grew between February and April this year. It seems almost too good to be true to think that, after 18 months of economic crisis, the tide may be turning for UK businesses.
The lack of an attached kitemark to new rehabilitation code of practice PAS 150 spelled disappointment for some. In the first of two articles on the standard, Lynn Rouse explores the key issue of accreditation.