Post - 2012-01-12
Although competition remains fierce in the aggregator arena, the rush for volume has slowed as the motor market moves closer to break-even point, says Tom Cooper, Igo4.
It is now possible to seek compensation for pleural plaques in both Scotland and Northern Ireland, but not in England and Wales. How will this impact the insurance industry?
While sharing the same goals, claims and underwriting are often disparate divisions. What can be done to help unify these two departments?
Being an insatiable socialite, Penny Black is always eager to probe the personalities behind the professional veneer of her industry friends. What better way to squeeze in and share as many intimate revelations as possible than her very own ‘speed…
As investment in analytics increases, Post gathered a group of experts to debate the rise in the use of data in all areas of the insurance industry.
This week saw a flurry of moves in the broking sector, with both Lorica and Alan & Thomas brining in several new faces.
I plan to resign soon as, although I like the company I work for, I dislike my line manager. Is it wise to use my exit interview to make others aware of their poor management style or will that affect my references and my new job?
Moving to a first-party system would fix many inherent problems and directly tackle inflated costs, says Andrew Torrance, Allianz Insurance.
Insurers and intermediaries must act now to beat the rise in personal lines fraud, says Will price, BGL.
FOS consultation proposes supplementary fees to tackle record PPI complaints workload.
Major UK insurers have responded to David Cameron’s vow to “kill off” the UK compensation culture by welcoming a reduction of health and safety red tape, while demanding safeguards to maintain safe workplaces.
Mitie has secured a four-year contract to manage and deliver building repair services valued at £20m with LV.
Specialist agricultural insurer Rural, part of UKGI, is the latest business to launch a suite of green insurance products to meet the growing demand for cover from farmers investing in renewable energy schemes.
Up to 50 brokers across the country are expected to sign up for a “landmark” Allianz Commercial scholarship scheme aimed at boosting standards of professionalism within the industry.
A £400m bill could land at the door of clinics and their insurers in the fallout of the banning of Poly Implant Prothese breast implants.
The European Commission’s guidelines for applying the soon-to-be-implemented gender directive have added clarity but have been labelled a “disappointment”.
From scrap yards to scrap heaps. Last week, the industry was getting agitated about the soaring problem of metal theft, while this week it’s more a sad tale of two well-known insurance names finding themselves destined only for the brand graveyard.
Penny couldn’t help but feel sorry for Eddie Edwards, construction underwriter at Chubb Managing Agent, who has been on the personal end of a metal theft claim.
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