As CII chief executive Sandy Scott notches up a decade at the helm of the institute, he talks to Lynn Rouse about change, challenges and his critics, plus the professionalism agenda he is intent on pursuing.
The most recent round of financial results from across the market has provided further proof, if more were needed, that commercial insurance is being sold too cheaply. Indeed, this has been the case for far too long. Action to address this is a matter of…
With technological advances arguably making insurers more susceptible to fraud at the underwriting stage, should validation techniques be learned from banks? Amy Ellis examines the issue of fraud at the front end.
Can legal expenses insurers still oblige policyholders to use their panel solicitors in light of a recent European Court of Justice decision and communications from the Financial Services Authority? Mark Lee seeks to unravel the complexity of the issue.
The Chartered Insurance Institute has been invited by the Indian insurance regulator to overhaul its compulsory agents' test in a development the CII expects will be recognised by — and replicated in — other emerging economic powerhouses.
LV is gearing up to launch a new household product via its broker network in the next few months. The product, which will be rolled out with CDL and SSP, is expected to generate up to £100m premium income over the next two years.
Private equity house Lloyds Development Capital is understood to be looking to test the market for realising its investment in claims management and loss adjusting firm Davies and may sell if an offer comes to match its price.
A law firm has warned insurers and brokers they may be exposed to a rise in claims following implementation of a new "three strikes rule" regarding workplace discrimination, due to come into force on 1 October.
The proactive stance of the Indian insurance regulator to enhance the professional reputation of its market certainly seemed to be making as many enemies as friends earlier this week, as news broke of two developments — one positive, one rather less so.
In the latest of a new series for Post, web performance monitoring specialist Gomez assesses Endsleigh's website, to see how it performs in a number of key areas and stands up against some of its rivals.
Brokers are having to fight harder to get claims paid during the economic downturn due to stricter policy interpretations and anti fraud-systems used by insurers, according to the British Insurance Brokers' Association.