Post - 2010-09-08
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Scottish consultancy firm Quantum Claims has dropped its plan to appeal against a recent Court of Session costs judgment, heralded as "positive news" for the insurance industry.
Swiftcover has said that it wants to crack down on drivers who lie about previous claims to get cheaper insurance by automatically checking the claims histories of applicants.
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.
Richard Davies' article 'Time to share fraud data' () highlights an age-old problem: that insurance fraud is ok for many policyholders — unless they get caught. But why not exclusion?
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…
Eric Alexander previews the upcoming International Union of Marine Insurance conference in Zurich and predicts what the hot topics for the market will be.
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.
As the third package tour operator since July collapses, Nikki Grieve-Top highlights the importance of travel insurance but also warns of its vulnerability to fraud.
Pursuing a non-party for costs should not be taken lightly, but it could prove a powerful deterrent when fighting fraudsters. Craig Nunn explains.
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.
LV is set to extend its apprenticeship programme over the next 12 months, following the graduation of 50 staff.
A team of staff from software house Open GI has raised more than £1000 for Midlands Air Ambulance by taking part in a charity cycle.
Penny enjoyed a first class day out at Twickenham on Saturday for the new rugby season's double-header and the first matches for Aviva as main sponsor.
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Reinsurers are set to be primarily impacted by the 4 September earthquake near Christchurch, New Zealand.
Two members of the Claims Standards Council have been forced out as a result of an investigation into the sending of unsolicited text messages.
RSA has confirmed it has closed its doors to new clients looking for solicitors' professional indemnity insurance.
Quinn Insurance's future as a commercial lines insurance provider in the UK is expected to become clearer by the end of the week, Post understands.
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.
The creation of three new European supervisory authorities and a European systemic risk board has been welcomed by the government.
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.
Credit hire operator Accident Exchange is to de-list from the London Stock Exchange after restructuring its credit facility.
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.
The after-the-event insurance market is "here to stay", despite proposals laid out by Lord Justice Jackson, according to Abbey Protection.
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.
Chris Blackham has insisted he has no specific plans to raid Bluefin for staff, despite his new firm appointing a former Bluefin executive to a senior operational role.
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.
Allianz Engineering is calling for the establishment of a national registration scheme for engineer surveyors in a move it claims would support the reduction of industrial accidents and diseases.