Post - 2010-09-30

Future market challenges: After the storm

Amid the unprecedented economic pressures and turbulence of recent years, the insurance industry has performed admirably. Now Mark Winlow urges companies to concentrate on the key catalysts for change and understand the consequences their responses will…

B2B aims to be top choice for independents

Broker 2 Broker's new managing director Denis Morgan has unveiled a new strategy aimed at turning the business into the "preferred online underwriting facility for independent brokers".

News analysis - Fraud: Some distance to go

While fraud detection has increased over time, there is still much more the industry could be doing in its approach. Lorraine Carolan and Craig Dickson report on what is holding it back.

Editor's comment: Breaking up: hard to do?

Last week's British Insurance Summit certainly stirred up some lively debate within the walls of the conference facility, as well as in the blogosphere and on social networking sites.

Top 100 UK insurers - 2009

AM Best's top 100 insurer rankings in full, according to Financial Services Authority returns for 2009.

Post powerlist 2010: The influential crowd

Over the past 12 months the UK insurance industry has faced the global recession head on, taken the change of government in its stride and has shown that it is ready to face oncoming regulation in the form of Solvency II. Below we name the major players…

BIS 2010 - News: ERM reduces volatility

In highlighting the need for clients to understand an insurer's risk, Nigel Bamber, XL Insurance head of client relationship management UK, asked: "Is the insurer like a doctor who smokes?"

IFB readies household, EL and PL fraud models

The Insurance Fraud Bureau has admitted it is involved in discussions with home, employers' liability and public liability insurers to strengthen fraud detection rates beyond the motor insurance sector.

Penny Black's insurance week

Last week's British Insurance Summit certainly saw a considerable amount of debate as the great and good of the insurance market got together.

Bahrain firms eye UK Takaful tie-up

A joint venture between UK-based distributors and Middle-Eastern insurers is the most successful formula for launching a Takaful operation in the UK, according to the chief executive of the Bahrain Economic Development Board.

Audatex system outage blasted by Axa

Axa Insurance has labelled a system outage at claims software firm audatex “unacceptable”, after a glitch left motor insurers with a four-day delay in processing repair assessments.

View from the top: After the calm may come the storm of inflation

What a quarter we’ve had — no crises, no Greek-style riots, no parliamentary armageddon and no bank failures. In fact, one could sometimes even be lulled into the sense that the past two years have been some awful nightmare from which we have just awoken…

Record football fundraising day

This year’s Prince’s Trust Insurance Leadership Group Cup, sponsored by Groupama Insurances and supported by, produced some scintillating football and a record-breaking fundraising total of £20 000 for the UK charity.

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