Post - 2010-08-12

Aviva looks to build on Santander tie-up

Aviva is set to build up its affinity partnerships, starting with the banking sector, by developing more cross-selling opportunities across its general insurance and life businesses.

Now for Tow Compare

Go Compare has diversified its offering to include caravan insurance, with Towergate and NIG among its providers.

Editor's comment - RBSI: happy at home

Following the announcements of staff cuts and the possible withdrawal of NIG from personal lines, Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance showed its hand this week, and it was — to say the least — a little soiled by bodily injury claim losses.

First significant household fraud conviction

The imprisonment of two men for trying to defraud insurance companies for household claims worth more than £100 000 has been described as the industry's first significant conviction for household fraud.

Website Review: Admiral

In the latest of a new series for Post, web performance monitoring specialist Gomez runs the rule over Admiral's website to see how it performs in a number of key areas and stands up against some of its rivals.

View from the top: Singing from same sheet

Despite being an industry that is not short of executives with opinion, and whose job is to take a view on risk, insurance collectively is a 'shrinking violet' — with no body or mechanism whose job it is to speak out on behalf of the industry.

Time to go back to basics on claims

How refreshing to see Adrian Brown, RSA UK CEO, openly express the view that insurers should actively seek to identify, recognise and pay claims that could properly fall under employers' liability policies issued, however long ago.

Cyber risks: Something in the air

The controversial Digital Economy Act has threatened the provision of free wireless internet access from the hospitality and retail industry. Mark Wilcox examines the risks faced by those that continue to provide the service.

Admiral plans office move

Admiral Group has announced plans to move into a new 220 000sq ft headquarters in Cardiff city centre in 2014, which it claims will be the biggest pre-let office project ever seen in the Welsh capital.

No job cuts at Autofocus

The new owner of Autofocus has pledged that there will be no redundancies after rescuing the business, just days after it went into administration.

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