Post - 2010-11-25

Claims supplement: The faces of the new revolution

Claims are often said to be the shop window of the insurance industry, but with many firms stuck with legacy issues do new entrants have the greatest advantage when it comes to innovation. Stephanie Denton approached firms across four distinct sectors —…

Claims supplement: Loss adjuster listings 2009

Now in its fifth year, this study, which for the first time has more than 50 entrants, although not a complete study of the industry, indicates the face that the insurance industry’s spending on loss adjusters dropped in 2009 as it spent up to £718.5m…

Good practice guide backed

The Association of British Insurers' good practice guidance has voluntarily secured the backing of 80% of price comparison websites.

Fraud trio to face court

A Ghost-broking trio charged with money laundering and insurance and tax fraud have been released on bail following an 18-month investigation.

Editor's comment: Hall among friends at Aviva

If there were any doubts about Aviva's commitment to the corporate risk market, then the appointment of David Hall, chief executive of one of the UK's market leaders, should extinguish them for good.

Claims roundtable - Rising stars: Cream of the crop

Every year, Post's Claims Club identifies and rewards rising stars — who together represent the future of the claims profession. Ant Gould met up with some of this year's finalists to garner their views on the state of the claims nation.

MGAA issues call to arms

Managing General Agents' Association steering committee chair Reg Brown has warned its potential membership that a failure to back the fledgling trade association would represent a missed opportunity.

Zurich backs Connect brand as boss departs

Zurich has reaffirmed its commitment to its UK direct brand Zurich Connect, after the departure of the divisional managing director originally charged with growing the business, Mike Quinton, and the scrapping of his role.

Penny Black's insurance week

Hastings Direct may have one eye on securing a place among the top five personal lines brokers but it may have to prove its brand value first.

Lloyd's opposes SII transitional stage

Lloyd's has criticised plans by the Committee of European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Supervisors to stagger implementation of the Solvency II directive beyond January 2013.

Fire risks - Arson: Playing with fire

Arson is becoming an increasingly prominent problem, with 40% of all commercial fires being started deliberately. Catherine Dixon examines what can be done to make buildings more secure against this persistent threat.

Government and police back DVLA motor data access pilot

The government and the Metropolitan police have thrown their weight behind a pilot scheme which will give motor underwriters access to externally held personal data on customers to check whether they have lied on their policy submissions.

Biba voices ELTO membership concerns

The British Insurance Brokers’ Association has urged the Financial Services Authority to do more to ensure the employers’ liability tracing office is up and running by April 2011.

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