Post - 2011-06-21
The latest issue of Post Magazine is now available to subscribers as a digital and interactive e-book.
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.
It is becoming harder for companies to rely on the strength of their brand to prove their service credentials, according to speakers at the breakfast briefing.
Hastings Direct's panel of insurers has more than doubled in size since a management buyout 18 months ago, with more firms due to sign up this year, as it eyes one million policies.
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.
The Solicitors Regulation Authority has pledged to stick to its timeframe for introducing licences for alternative business structures, despite concerns that the new set of regulations will not be ready in time.
Elite Insurance is quitting the Association of British Insurers, claiming the trade body's support of Lord Justice Jackson's recommendations in relation to legal expenses has made its membership "untenable".
The spread of social media as a means for consumers to voice opinions on how businesses treat them is driving the need for boardrooms to take their customers' views and expectations more seriously.
UK General has developed a hybrid insurance product that helps motor trade dealers avoid financial penalties arising since the Association of British Insurers published guidelines on guaranteed asset protection insurance cover in February.
Companies need to be alert to the danger of compromising customer service in their attempts to reduce overheads, warned David Tryon, director of client management at DST Global Solutions.
The government has "stuck to its guns" with primary legislation needed to introduce the core principles of Lord Justice Jackson's review into civil litigation costs.
Thatcham's crash & safety manager Matthew Avery has been honoured with an award from a US-based vehicle safety organisation.
Businesses can be much more "intuitive to change" by improving their process management, rather than just focusing on workflow.
With the government committed to cutting carbon emissions and improving energy efficiency, the insurance industry may play a crucial role in providing effective cover, reports Mark Potter.
Aon UK chief executive Rob Brown has claimed the broker is well positioned to make further acquisitions in the UK market and "could buy anyone" to expand its regional footprint.
It's not something a betting man would have ever wagered against but, as rumours continue to mount that the Solvency II implementation deadline will indeed be significantly pushed back, the UK insurance industry faces some difficult decisions.
National Windscreens has pledged to embark on a recruitment drive as its rival Autoglass confirmed it has entered a 30-day consultation with staff over potential redundancies.
The European Commission has denied that implementation of the Solvency II directive could be delayed until 1 January 2014, a year later than planned, despite admitting a "short transitional period" is likely to be introduced.
Backed by an armoury of well-known brands, BGL CEO Peter Winslow tells Lynn Rouse about pan-European aggregation, acquisitions and why there is plenty of life in meerkats yet.
Potential sweeping changes to the solicitors' professional indemnity market could see the controversial assigned risks pool scrapped. Jakki May investigates the effect on qualifying insurers hoping to turn a profit.
Microinsurance is being touted as the answer to insuring the poorest regions of the world against extreme weather threats. However, as Stephanie Denton reports, this may not be the case.
Improving employee engagement can positively impact the customer experience, according to Jo Causon, chief executive at the Institute of Customer Services.
Surveyors and their insurers can "breathe a huge sigh of relief" according to lawyers, after the appeal court limited the duty of care owed to buy-to-let property investors.
Telematics specialist Insure The Box, is aiming to write more than £50m in premium income over the next year, as it gears up to appear on aggregator Go Compare.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from 10 years ago reveals.
Towergate has made three senior internal appointments within its underwriting business following the departures of Simon Read and Scott Banks for Gallagher.
Bluefin Group has applied for professional status with the Chartered Insurance Institute, in anticipation of it becoming a "basic requirement" from clients.
Twenty years ago the world wide web was in its infancy. E-mail, if it was used in the insurance industry, was limited and contained within organisations. Letters and faxes dominated. We may have had second generation mobile phones but the first UK text…
With occupational disease claims hitting the headlines in recent months, as the Supreme Court seeks to resolve disputes, Ben FitzHugh comments on how the industry can make best use of social networking sites when defending such claims.
Law firms have reacted with scepticism to the Financial Services Authority's paper on the future of regulation for insurers. This week the regulator released a joint paper with the Bank of England, outlining how the Prudential Regulation Authority — the…
Following the Jackson review of costs in England and Wales, the Scottish government has launched its own review of expenses and funding of civil litigation north of the border. This review was one of the measures recommended by Lord Gill's Report of the…
JLT is set to launch a product suite aimed at companies that want to expand into economies emerging from periods of military conflict.
Cornish Mutual has successfully challenged a subrogated repair cost dispute with RSA.
Alan & Thomas Insurance Group has appointed Broker Assistance to manage the claims for its entire motor portfolio.
Penny had to check the date when she received word of a new insurance policy for players of the magical game of Quidditch — championed by Harry Potter and his Hogwarts classmates.
Scotland's Environment and Climate Change Minister Stewart Stevenson planted a sapling Rowan tree to commemorate one million trees planted by The Green Insurance Company as part of a carbon offsetting scheme.
The chief executive and director of a Financial Services Authority-approved coverholder faces having his status as a 'fit and proper' person investigated by the regulator, after admitting to child sex offences at Canterbury Crown Court.
Medical breakthroughs give new hope to people who have been paralysed or had amputations as a result of accidents, but will these advances add to the already burgeoning costs of personal injury? Tim Brentnall warns that legal implications could prove…