Post - 2011-09-01
Animal-related fraud is on the increase, with exaggerated claims for treatment a common cause. Claire Laver and Carys Clarke examine ways to combat the problem.
Brokers are struggling to keep pace in the travel insurance market, as aggregators take an ever-increasing share of the sector. Callum Brodie investigates the future of intermediaries in this highly competitive arena.
An uncertain economic climate is making the quantification of business interruption claims even more problematic. Tony Levitt explains.
Faced with unsettled stakeholders and challenging operating environments, Patrick Snowball argues insurers must still prove they can lead reform from the front.
Despite the failure of the first domestic Shariah compliant insurer, the Takaful market is predicted to have a great future. Sam Barrett looks at its potential for growth.
UK-domiciled Lloyd’s brokers are under significant pressure. It’s always been a tough market, but the increased use of broker requests for proposals and unsolved inefficiencies are squeezing the London community further.
Regarding David Bonehill’s letter about quality of service to policyholders, I write from the point of view of the disaster restoration industry.
A stigma remains over the idea of being a salesman in the UK. Russell Ward challenges this notion and explains why sales should be established as a skill set.
A round-up of people moves and new appointments in the industry, as featured in the 1 September 2011 edition of Post.
Looking back through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this article from 20 years ago reveals.
After the guest host at this year’s British Insurance Awards Jonathan Ross said Capita Group’s Tony Tarquini had a name for show business, Penny was keen to meet the man herself.
Admiral has been the darling of the stock market for a number of years but, despite record pre-tax profits, its share price took a tumble last week. Chinwe Akomah finds out why.
Leading clinicians are set to call for a new consensus in tackling the whiplash culture in the UK at a conference in November.
Outsourcing specialist Capita Consulting has unveiled plans to recruit 30 more consultants to its financial services practice and to double the size of its business in two years.
Unsettled weather meant the AA only reported 35 000 breakdowns between 26 August and 29 August, 1000 lower than the August bank holiday 2010 but 1000 higher than for the same period in 2009.
Many might argue the day was an inevitable one for a motor insurance giant where UK car cover accounts for 90% of group turnover, but the market evidently hoped otherwise. Admiral’s radiant stock market halo has finally lost some of its shine.
Aviva’s UK retail director Steve Treloar has vowed to expand new car insurance brand Quote Me Happy into the household market.
Axa has denied its need to top-up motor claims reserves for the last five years is because of its acquisition of Swiftcover, blaming instead high claims costs.
Capita Consulting’s head of financial services Tony Tarquini has claimed insurers are failing to focus enough on meeting the ‘third pillar’ reporting requirements of Solvency II.
Stock market crashes and market uncertainties are moving high net worth customers from stocks and shares to more tangible assets, boosting business for HNW insurers.
The managing director of the East Anglia general insurance and legal services firm Alan Boswell Group is targeting a fresh recruitment drive, after announcing a capital reserves growth of 36% in the past year.
An Essex-based insurance broker has lodged a formal complaint against Qmetric for using the ‘Primo’ trading title, which it claims was its brand name first.
Hurricane Irene will be a personal lines insurance event in the US with few major commercial losses, raising the issue of coverage for flood policies, according to loss adjuster Cunningham Lindsey.
Mutuals can be overlooked or underused by public bodies, but Allan Guest argues that they are the most cost-effective and appropriate choice for public sector risks.
The latest issue of Post magazine is now available to subscribers as a digital and interactive e-book.
Looking back through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this article from 10 years ago reveals.
Looking back through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this article from five years ago reveals.