The Financial Conduct Authority’s consultation into claims management companies has a gaping hole, warns Kurt Rowe, associate at Weightmans, explaining why it matters for insurers.
There might be disagreement as to how large the gap is between the resources committed to combatting commercial fraud when compared to personal lines – underlined by the recent Post/Crif research. But, there is at least some consensus around a lack of…
Closing the gap between the commercial and personal lines insurance sectors in the battle against fraud is a growing priority. Sara Costantini, director at Crif Decision Solutions, looks at what can be done now and where might the future priorities lie.
We have all experienced that heart-stopping moment when our phone rings and our eyes are greeted with the dreaded: "No caller ID."
An insurance worker has been sentenced to 26 months in prison for defrauding three different companies in the insurance industry worth £129,000.
The Association of British Insurers has issued a warning after scammers from a claims management company posed as the body in cold calls to members of the public.
For those of us back in the office while the holiday season continues it might seem like time is moving slowly but the Association of British Insurers revealed this week that for every minute we count down until silly season is over and the out of office…
Four men have been sentenced for carrying out a series of ‘crash for cash’ frauds, and then claiming against fraudulent insurance policies.
Over half a million attempts at insurance fraud were detected in 2017, equivalent to one fraud every minute.
Alan Hayes, chief legal officer of Carpenters Group, argues the delayed whiplash reforms will likely bring unintended consequences.
Missing cars, cross-border investigations, stolen identities and organised crime. Not your average case...
One of the most recognisable figures in the fight against insurance fraud Richard Davies sadly passed away this morning.
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…