Post - 2010-10-28

Interview - Adrian Colosso: The comeback kid

Having come close to going bust in 2005, Daniel Dunkley talks to Heath Lambert's chief executive Adrian Colosso about the challenges facing the firm as it continues to punch above its weight.

Round table - SMEs & charities: Here to inform and educate

The SME and charity sectors have been widely courted by brokers and insurers in recent years. However, questions still persist about whether these customers are having their needs properly met. With this in mind Post gathered together some industry…

Industry tackles ghost brokers

The insurance industry is working with police to develop an educational programme to help tackle fraudulent practices by so-called 'ghost brokers'.

In series - Property claims: The price is right

Getting the balance right over rates for property claims is essential. Sam Barrett reports on the measures taken to ensure repairs are carried out at the market rate, keeping both customers and contractors happy.

Industry concern as flood funding cut in spending review

Funding for flood defences has been cut in Chancellor George Osborne's comprehensive spending review. Under the previous government, £2.15bn had been committed for the years 2008-2011, however, this has been sliced to £2bn for the four years from 2011 to…

Insurers face uncertainty after CPR ruling

Insurers face being hard hit by an appeal court judgment that has approved relaxing the timeframe allowed for claimants to bring personal injury cases, a leading law firm has claimed.

Major loss: Repair or replace?

When a business suffers an unexpected catastrophe, Veronica Cowan looks into the decision making behind the option to repair or replace damaged premises, stock or machinery.

Editor's comment: Flood battle lines drawn

If there were three words you could not escape last week, it was "government spending review". Well, I concede "Wayne Rooney" and "greed" may have been equally prominent, but it is unknown what impact the Manchester United number 10's increased wealth…

IUA and ABI to review rehabilitation code

The International Underwriting Association and the Association of British Insurers are set to consider extending the rehabilitation code beyond the immediate needs assessment as part of a new review of the guidelines.

Sagicor eyes SME after Josephs hire

Barbados-based insurer Sagicor is targeting growth in the UK's SME space after recruiting MMA Insurance's former head of distribution Ian Josephs to launch a range of web-based products.

Lloyd's Name's hidden gold

A former Lloyd's underwriter has had more than £1m worth of gold and cash seized by the New Zealand courts to pay for debts incurred almost 20 years ago.

Penny Black's insurance week

As one is aware the insurance industry calendar is littered with sporting events that provide an opportunity for some healthy competition and a little refreshment. But in Penny's humble opinion last week's glittering event punched above the rest.

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