Post - 2011-08-18

Charity insurance: Charitable status

Despite facing economic pressures, charities are being pushed into the spotlight as a natural fit to run services for the ‘Big Society’. Mark Ingram looks at developments in this sector.

New generation claims group: Networking opportunities

With a brief of developing innovative ways to improve the claims process, the Chartered Insurance Institute’s new generation claims group recently finished its year-long pilot. Ant Gould looks at the results and talks to the key players.

FCA needs to embrace true reform

Brokers tend to skirt warily around telling the Financial Services Authority what its business should be and how to go about it — for good reason, as Willis might testify. But I was surprised that trade representatives were so circumspect about its…

View from the top: Educating young drivers

The biggest killer of people between the ages of 17 and 24 in the UK 
is being a passenger or driver in a 
car. Our data suggests young drivers are five times more likely to make 
a claim than other drivers, increasing to 10 times as the severity of the…

Interview - A&A Group: A constantly evolving company

Starting as a two-man operation in a house in Twickenham, A&A Group has grown exponentially since its humble beginnings. Jonathan Swift talks to Tony Allen and Steve McPherson about keeping pace with changes in the market.

Working party formed to solve costs policy issues

A team of lawyers from different disciplines are to 
sit on the new Civil Justice Council working party to 
find practical solutions in three areas of costs policy identified in Lord Justice Jackson’s civil 
litigation costs review.

Mapfre targets used car warranty market

Spanish-owned insurer Mapfre Assistance is seeking a share of the £600m UK used car warranty market with the launch of its new brand, Mapfre Warranty.

IIF pushes for distinct sector regulation

The Institute of International Finance has called for a “greater cross-sectional co-ordinated” response from the insurance and banking industries to ensure the sectors have separate regulation.

OFT clears Google of 
monopoly rule breaches

One of the UK’s largest aggregators has welcomed the Office of Fair Trading’s decision to clear Google of any monopoly rule breaches following its acquisition of Beat That Quote. Compare The Market said the merger creates 
“healthy competition”.

LV to outsource due to GI focus

LV has underlined its focus on general insurance by outsourcing its asset management business in a long-term partnership with Threadneedle Investments.

Insurers extend riot notification period

Insurers have extended their claims notification periods for claims resulting from the riots in response to the government’s own extension of the notification period under the Riot (Damages) Act compensation scheme.

A&A seeks CEO before Euro push

Non-standard motor broking specialist A&A Group has outlined ambitious plans to expand its European footprint, ahead of a potential cash injection.

Broker to launch insurer after AIM IPO

Property insurance broker Allanfield is today (18 August) launching on the Alternative Investment Market and taking over rival specialist Industrial & Commercial Property Insurance Consultants as part of the deal.

Penny Black’s insurance week

Penny got more information than she bargained for when she visited Axa’s London offices last week to get an update on its commercial lines strategy.

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