Regulation

FSCS declares CBL Insurance Europe in default

The Financial Services Compensation Scheme is now stepping in to protect the majority of policies sold in the UK to individuals and small businesses by CBL Insurance Europe having declared the insurer to be in default.

Insurance Monitor: Brexit: finding corridors of deviation

In this month's column, David Worsfold, a long-running commentator on the insurance market, explores how the insurance industry could find itself rather lonely in its corridors of deviation after Brexit is finalised, the complexities of Covid-19 for the…

This week in Post: Do or delay

The government is likely to make an announcement delaying the much-awaited whiplash claims portal in a matter of days, sources close to the project told Post this week.

Analysis: 19th Century insurance frauds

Scandal, fraud, deception and rabid profiteering have never been far away from the insurance industry. Indeed, it is probably fair to say they have been uneasy bedfellows ever since the modern insurance industry started to lay its foundations in this…

Blog: Six months is a long time in politics

December 2019 was the first anniversary of Royal Assent to the Civil Liability Act 2018 and mid-January 2020 marked six months on from one of David Gauke’s last decisions as Lord Chancellor to set a new personal injury discount rate of -0.25% for England…

Editor's comment: The lesser-spotted hard market

The world has long held a fascination with mythical beasts and the younger generation is picking up the passion with Smallfoot, Abominable and Missing Link the latest in a long line of films to encourage children to believe in the magic of the Yeti or…

Analysis: Rise of the clones

Insurance clone warnings doubled last year, as fraudsters got creative in their attempts to scam the public. Post investigates the rise of the clones and asks why it is so tough to police these fraudulent firms

This week: The wait is over

The wait began in 2017, and many of us felt that the agonising limbo might never end. But after two and a half years, the wait is finally over. That’s right: Kesha’s new album is out today.

Blog: 2020 – a year of tipping points

2020 could prove to be a year of significant risk tipping points for insurers, many of them driven by fast-paced political and cultural change says Simon Laird, global head of insurance at RPC.

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