Post - 2011-05-05
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With motor rate rises slowing down and bodily injury claims growing, Tim Roberts questions whether current innovation and investment is enough to get insurers back on an even keel.
QBE Europe's property, casualty and motor division has set its sights on becoming a $5bn (£3.03bn) business by the end of 2015. Ash Bathia, PCM chief underwriting officer, said the business is growing from its current premium level of $2.7bn, while still…
A recent case has stripped expert witnesses of the immunity they have always enjoyed. Philip Tracey reports on the implications of this significant decision.
Aspen Risk Management has launched a free building valuation assessment service for its broker partners and clients.
Looking through Post’s back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 50 years ago reveals.
With the biggest event in the broking diary, the British Insurance Brokers' Association conference, almost upon us, Stephanie Denton spoke to a selection of commercial and personal lines brokers to get the lowdown on what the likely talking points will…
The insurance industry has been slow to embrace the internet for commercial, with the exception of offerings for the SME market. Graeme Newman looks at what this means for brokers.
The global economy is still shaky, but showing signs of recovery. To manage to get through the recovery and lay the foundations for future success, organisations need the right talent in the right roles. That sounds like common sense, but more planning…
Staff at QBE's London office have been treated to some insight into teamwork and motivation from the stars of the rugby premiership.
Central Insurance's £2.6m acquisition of Aberdeen broker Collins Halden & Burnett has cemented its position as Scotland's largest independent broker.
A recent future loss of earnings case saw the claimant awarded substantial damages for a business they had not even started. Clare Malpus reports on the insurer implications.
Uncertainty remains over the business model of the former Quinn Insurance, following its takeover by Liberty Mutual and Anglo Irish Bank, according to Irish brokers.
Lawyers on both sides of the personal injury fence have welcomed proposals for the financial upkeep of the Ministry of Justice-supported road traffic accident portal to be shared.
Looking through Post’s back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 30 years ago reveals.
Lured off of a tractor and into the family business with the promise of an extra £4-a-week, David Flux has worked his way to the top of the firm. He talks to Amy Ellis about life in the niche motor market.
The industry is slowly changing public perceptions that insurance fraud is a victimless crime. Jane Bernstein looks at recent initiatives and asks what more the market can do in terms of prevention?
Recent court guidance should help liability insurers overcome some of the hurdles in the fight against motor fraud. Roger Mackle reviews recent cases that have helped clarify matters.
It is always nice when a familiar face reappears on the heady insurance circuit, so it was with some pleasure that Penny heard Zurich's former European CEO Annette Court is currently scouring the UK insurance market for her next big move.
Looking through Post’s back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from five years ago reveals.
Allianz Insurance has raised £250 000 for hospice care in less than two years, beating its self-imposed target.
QBE Europe kept competitors on their toes as it built the business and branched out. Underwriting boss Ash Bathia tells Mairi MacDonald where his sights are now set.
I'm delighted the government is backing Lord Jackson's suggested overhaul of civil litigation costs — but the champagne remains on ice.
Looking through Post’s back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 20 years ago reveals.
With a fast-growing insurance sector, Saudi Arabia is a country on the move. Dexter Morse gives a detailed overview of market developments and potential.
RSA is aiming to become the number one player in the high net worth market, following its acquisition of Oak Underwriting.
E-trading in the commercial market is on the way. Dawn Dillaway looks at why this innovation will be a game-changer for the sector and why the critics are wrong.
The soft commercial lines market has heated up recently, as insurers accuse each other of failing to put prices up. Rachel Gordon reports on this bitter war of words.
Few consumers see insurance fraud as the criminal offence it really is. Graham Odiam looks at research to find out why this is and explains how everyone will lose out until this perception is changed.
AJ Gallagher has recorded revenue of $446.9m (£269.7m) in the first quarter of the year, marking a $47m increase compared to the same period in 2010.
The coalition government has been urged to make a decision on the Employers' Liability Insurance Bureau after maintaining a year-long silence on the issue.
Specialist underwriting agency Rural Insurance is aiming to double its gross written premium and win a 5% share of the agricultural insurance market within three years.
Towergate Insurance Group has not ruled out an acquisition outside the UK before the recently refinanced consolidator achieves its long-term goal of flotation.
The death of Osama bin Laden is "unlikely to have a material effect" on terrorism insurance rates in the short term, market figures have said.
This year's British Insurance Brokers' Association conference held in Manchester on 11 and 12 May will see attendees from brokers, insurers and service providers descend on Manchester Central to network and debate the major issues affecting the broking…
In the latest of its ongoing series, web performance specialist Gomez looks at Bell Insurance's website.
With many in the insurance market taking advantage of the double bank holiday whammy you would have thought the past week would have been a good time to bury bad news.
Insurance investment company Randall & Quilter has outlined plans to boost its fledgling underwriting management division with new team hires during 2011.
The rest of the world may remain obsessed by romance or reactionaries but the UK insurance industry has unveiled its own all-consuming love affair this week. Acquisitions abound in the headlines and bullish talk is nothing short of bountiful.
Aggregators, question marks over referral fees and a squeeze on margins are all challenging those in the intermediated personal lines space. But, as Leigh Jackson reports, it is not all doom and gloom.
Letters of intent have become accepted business practice while the finer details of contracts are worked out — but a recent court case has highlighted the pitfalls, reports Russell Behn.
A round-up of people moves and new appointments in the industry, as featured in the 5 May 2011 edition of Post.