Blog: Building regulations - how can stricter changes present opportunities for the wider insurance industry?
As stricter building regulations for new buildings are set to come in force, insurers could see lower property damage costs and pay outs. However, Simon Ford, chairman of the British Damage Management Association, asks if this could be a challenge to…
Gift cards may not be very personal, but they are perfect when you are not sure what to get someone. However, if you are anything like me you put them away in a “safe” place and forget to use them in time.
The Association of British Insurers director of general insurance policy James Dalton has urged the salvage trade body to tighten the security of the salvage chain.
Unpredictable climates mean the industry is facing an increase of surge events and pressure to handling them effectively and efficiently. Jonathan Davison, strategic development director of the British Damage Management Association, shares his view on…
A flooded home can be traumatic, especially for children. Jonathan Davison, strategic development director at the British Damage Management Association, explains how the claims process can be designed to protect the mental wellbeing of younger family…
Property restoration techniques and equipment are advancing and, while they may be costly, they're worth investing in, argues Jonathan Davison, strategic development director of the British Damage Management Association.
The Association of British Insurers has updated the Salvage Code to include the complexity of newer vehicles.
Insurers have a duty of care to customers to ensure they understand the limitations of fully comprehensive cover.
The British Damage Management Association has launched a new training course to improve the experience of children & young people after flooding.
Damages caused by the recent earthquake in Italy will be paid out by the state, the Italian government decided earlier this week.
Minor damage insurance sales are on the rise as new private registrations appear to be falling.
Plans to stop landlords preventing sub-letting have split opinion, with some insurers predicting a hike in premiums, while others claim the risks could be managed.
The developers behind 20 Fenchurch Street, also known as the Walkie Talkie building, could face nuisance claims after the sun’s reflection off the building melted parts of a car.
MPs and local authorities are keeping up the pressure to get a better deal for property owners and businesses in the wake of the riots of summer 2011.
The New York subway faces unprecedented challenges after flooding caused by post-tropical cyclone Sandy.
Alasdair Philips has been named as the new managing director for Belfor in the UK.
The damage from violent street protests in Bucharest on Sunday (January 15) could amount to between €300 000 and €450 000, most of which are not thought to be insured.
There was a time when damage restoration was held in high regard. Those repairing buildings after fire or flooding delivered excellent customer service and savings for insurers.
Winners of the 2011 Damage Management Awards were presented at a charity dinner which brought the British Damage Management Association Conference 2011 to a close on 1 December.
We read with interest the report on the market survey carried out by LAS Claims Management, described as a ’damning assessment’ of restoration companies in particular.
Recent surge events have shown insurers are getting better at coping with large numbers of claims but there is still room for improvement. Sam Barrett finds out what could make a crucial difference the next time an extreme event occurs.
With its 20th anniversary just passed, David Worsfold looks at the success of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Insurance & Financial Services, detailing some key highlights from two decades of debate.
With property claims surging due to the recent cold snap, Rachel Gordon looks into the specific challenges thrown up by freezing conditions for those tasked with managing the damage.
Mark Taylor has been appointed the new managing director of Belfor-Relectronic (UK).