With Valentine’s Day yesterday, the Post team started the week by bracing ourselves for an inevitable slew of romance-related press releases. We weren’t disappointed.
The road to reform on the personal injury discount rate has been long and winding but Deborah Newberry, head of corporate and public affairs at global law firm Kennedys, suggests with the strict timetable in the law there is a light at the end of this…
Late last year, James Heath was appointed the 23rd president of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, succeeding Stephen Hines. He speaks to Post about the legal issues facing the industry.
With Brexit, increased scrutiny over reserves, climate change and emerging risks on the ‘watch’ list for 2019 The Prudential Regulation Authority certainly has a lot on its plate. Its executive director for insurance, David Rule spoke to Stephanie Denton…
2019 is sure to be mostly about Brexit but, as Sam Barrett explains, there will be other challenges and opportunities for insurers as well
The Civil Liability Bill, which aims to transform Britain’s motor compensation culture to create a fairer system for insurance customers and claimants alike, has received Royal Assent today and is now part of UK law.
Three years ago, the government established an Insurance Fraud Taskforce with much fanfare. However, in the last 18 months, the project has gone quiet. A report from the latter half of 2017 has yet to be published. Post looks at what the holdup is.
We may have enjoyed plenty of sunshine this summer, but spare a thought for the insurers. The ABI this week reported a record-breaking surge in subsidence claims.
The government has launched a call for evidence ahead of a review of the current discount rate.
At long last, the Civil Liability Bill cleared its final parliamentary hurdle this week, opening the way for a much-awaited review of the personal injury discount rate.
Parliament expects the insurance industry to deliver on pledges to pass on discount rate reform savings and will be monitoring its progress, Lord Keen of Elie told a conference.
Against a backdrop of changing client demands, political uncertainty and new legislation, Jonathan Swift caught up with BLM senior partner Matthew Harrington and director of policy and government affairs Alistair Kinley to discuss how the law firm is…
The average shop-around premium for annual comprehensive car insurance dropped 3.9% over the third quarter of 2018, while home premiums also decreased by 1.2%, according to the AA British Insurance Premium Index.
Motor insurance premiums could reach 'new highs' as Brexit uncertainty drives first motor insurance rise in a year
Following four consecutive quarter-on-quarter price cuts motor insurance premiums have risen by an average of 1% for quarter three of 2018 according to the latest Confused car insurance price index – in association with Willis Towers Watson - amid…
A panel of independent experts needs to be involved in the first review of the discount rate, argues Brett Dixon, president of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
In 2017, the combined underwriting results of the largest 100 UK non-life insurers improved but remained in the red. How well did insurers perform under pressure from strong competition and unfavourable claims trends?
Carolyn Mackenzie, director of complex claims at RSA, argues that whiplash reforms are striking a delicate balance well.
A government amendment to planned personal injury reforms could see insurers have to prove to the regulator that they are passing on savings to customers.
Insurers have welcomed the progression of hotly anticipated personal injury reforms through Parliament, however yesterday’s events in Westminster have whipped up fresh disapproval from the legal sector.
Vocal opposition to the Civil Liability Bill is ramping up as MPs prepare to debate it in its second reading.
We have all experienced that heart-stopping moment when our phone rings and our eyes are greeted with the dreaded: "No caller ID."
Two-thirds of people feel “positive” about the proposed changes to personal injury compensation, a Consumer Intelligence survey commissioned by the Association of British Insurers shows.
When you head off to an outdoor festival following a heatwave, you cross your fingers and hope the sun sticks around. Unfortunately it seems like the recent tropical spate has done a runner and I spent last weekend trying not to roll down a hill while up…
Specialist motor insurer ERS has reported its highest first half profit performance in five years.