Ghost broking is a growing threat and it is spreading to the commercial environment, Post held a roundtable with senior claims and fraud figures to discuss what the insurance industry should be doing about it
Some success has been achieved against dishonest holiday sickness claims, writes Miles Hepworth, a DWF partner who is part of the joint fraud sector focus team at the Forum of Insurance Lawyers, calling however for more measures against claims farming.
In an era of Instagram brows and duck lip selfies, the beauty industry is thriving. While most customers visit their hairdresser, nail bar or tanning salon to look smoking hot, others see a beauty treatment as a route to a windfall, via a fraudulent…
Paul Asplin, David Kearns and Sally Jones were sentenced to a total of 15 years for conspiracy to defraud insurer Das.
It’s been a week for sore heads, with England crashing out of the World Cup on Wednesday. Fortunately, with the industry keeping us so busy, there hasn’t been much time to ruminate on the pain.
Paul Asplin, the former CEO at Das, was found guilty of fraud charges alongside ex Das claims director David Kearns and former wife, Sally Jones.
One of the highlights of the World Cup so far was watching Portuguese defender Pepe collapse in agony after receiving a pat on the back from Moroccan player Mehdi Benatia. But when you see how much footballers insure their body parts for, it isn’t really…
Solicitors and their professional indemnity insurers are in effect underwriting the legitimacy of property transactions on a strict liability basis, following a recent court decision analysed by Phil Murrin, partner at DAC Beachcroft.
The former director of a firm used in the past by Ageas and ERS to investigate fraudulent claims, has himself been jailed for fraud.
The Financial Conduct Authority has issued a warning over a clone broker.
KPMG has been handed with a £4.5m fine as a result of its audit of controversial insurance services firm Quindell.
Cyber cover is entering personal lines and offering protection against online bullying. But is it really a place for insurers?
The proposed Civil Liability Bill is set to introduce sweeping changes to the way soft tissue injury claims are paid out in England and Wales. In Scotland though, it would seem as though the effect of the whiplash reforms south of the border could…
The Post team is feeling proud this week, having not just reached our fundraising target of £500 for our charity run through mud but having exceeded it well before deadline date. Thanks to all that have supported us so far.
The Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department has launched a ‘crackdown’ of opportunistic fraud within personal injury and property claims.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau has apointed Aviva’s managing director of UK General Insurance replacing former Axa UK CEO Amanda Blanc.
Anti-fraud network No Office Walls has become an associated member of the Association of British Insurers and has on boarded seven large UK insurers and brokers to the platform.
Crime numbers that show a decline in insurance fraud are not likely to be representative, the Insurance Fraud Bureau has warned.
Watchstone made an underlying Ebitda loss of £3.6m in 2017, compared to a loss of £4.9m in the previous year.