A fraud response initiative set up by managing general agent Pen Underwriting has more than halved the amount of money lost in cases of cyber conveyancing fraud since 2017.
Insurers still regularly use private detectives to investigate suspicious claims, despite the sector being largely unregulated. How are claims bosses navigating the potential pitfalls?
A clone firm has been masquerading as UK General, the Financial Conduct Authority has warned.
Insurers are coming under increasing pressure to develop new ways of pricing. But, while data and technology hold the key, insurers face some significant challenges as they move to this brave new world.
An unauthorised car insurance broker has been targeting customers in the UK, the regulator has warned.
Exclusive: Damage analysis from dozens of high speed car crashes could help traffic investigators spot fraudulent traffic collisions.
The insurance industry continues to treat cyber attacks and fraud as two independent problems. However, Dennis Toomey, global director of counter fraud analytics and operations at BAE Systems, argues they are in fact one and the same – and until the…
Only 15% of customers will claim on their motor policies this year so how can insurers increase trust in the sector and improve its reputation with such a small touch point with customers asks Andy James, chief commercial officer at First Central…
A counter fraud intelligence sharing platform, developed by the Insurance Fraud Bureau to help the industry fight the £2bn annual fraud bill, has gone live.
Four claimants were found to be fundamentally dishonest and ordered to pay back costs of £22,000 following an investigation into their casualty liability claim by Allianz and DAC Beachcroft.
Three men have been jailed after an investigation led by the City of London Police Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department found they had carried out a ‘crash for cash’ plan on a motorway slip road in Coventry.
Two out five people would make a false personal injury or medical negligence claim if they thought they could get away with it, a survey has revealed
Harris Balcombe has appointed former Crawford head of fraud, Neil Daniel, to lead its newly launched fraud division.
Inshur, mobile-first provider of commercial motor insurance for private hire drivers, has partnered with Uber to reward drivers for safe driving.
I was lucky enough to spend last week’s sunny bank holiday on the South Coast enjoying a well-earned rest. For others in the insurance industry it seems that the saying 'a change is as good as a rest' is proving true with some major people moves this…
As we head towards a welcome four-day weekend, the insurance world has been getting in the spirit for Easter in the only natural way: smashing chocolate eggs.
Valid motor insurance is proving to be as valuable a disguise for today’s criminals as stockings over the head or a mask, according to James Burge, fraud manager at Allianz
With Discovery taking a two-one advantage following the Talent Recruitment challenge, the apprentices now move onto their fourth and final task in their respective teams.
Insurers are unlikely to get a profit boost from a reduction in fraudulent claims and are instead expected to use savings to keep premiums down amid surging average claim sizes, according to Fitch Ratings.
A new folding-screen smartphone is launching in the UK in May and will be the most expensive ever at £1800, but Ross Sinclair, CEO of EIP Insurance Services, says this has huge ramifications for those in the mobile device insurance sector and may prompt…
What’s fueling motor insurance today? Michele Bacchus talks to the industry and gives the low-down on what’s heading down the highway towards insurers in both the fast and slow lanes
The more things change, the more they stay the same. So runs a French expression that feels apt in a week that saw Brexit delayed, leaving us all wondering whether we will be able to talk about anything else ever again.
The number of cases investigated by Sedgwick for fraud in 2018 fell by 39% compared to the year before.
The number of fraudulent insurance claims have soared by 27%, fuelled by rises in household and motor fraud.