Post - 2011-10-20

Fraud occupancy: Occupational hazard

With a decrease in the number of mortgages being approved by lenders, insurers must be alive to a potential rise in occupancy fraud by those looking to buy-to-let.

Cyber liability: Getting hacked off

Back in 1983, when Hollywood produced a film about a young boy inadvertently hacking into military systems, the possibility of such an occurrence seemed the stuff of fantasy and doom-mongers.

View from the top: Diversity dilemma

Better gender diversity will boost the industry's understanding of cultural, social and economic issues, says Nicolas Aubert, managing director, Chartis Insurance UK.

My best 11 Paul Muir, One Answer Network

One Answer Network managing director, and possible Crystal Palace fan, Paul Muir selects this week’s Best XI for a potential insurance start-up firm. Muir has chosen a blend of underwriters and brokers as well as football icon David Beckham to skipper…

Ask the Expert

I’m starting to hear mutterings that a higher proportion of my staff than usual could be considering a move elsewhere. We’ve always had a great retention policy so this surprises me. Is this being witnessed by the industry as a whole?

Editor's comment: Yet another call for action

How often do we hear that rallying cry for the insurance industry to up its lobbying credentials and persuade government to deliver change that will safeguard both citizens and businesses alike? All too often.

Your say: Work flow enhancements

I write in response to the article on WNS Assistance’s property service launch and just wanted to clarify the new technology invested in to deliver an innovative claims service for the insurer and broker market.

Penny Black’s insurance week

Globetrotting Penny was expecting to see many things on her recent holiday to Berlin — the Reichstag; the Brandenburg Gate and the Holocaust Memorial Museum — but what she was not expecting was a rather fancy-looking Allianz building right in the middle…

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