The insurance market and the tourism industry have not always had reputations for embracing the latest technology. But things are changing and digital advances such as geo-location and data analytics will only help accelerate the pace of change
Despite the large amounts of money associated with booking and kitting out for winter sports holidays, there will still be skiers and snowboarders heading overseas this winter with inappropriate cover. What are insurers doing to prevent policyholders…
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?
Sara Costantini, director at Crif Decision Solutions, discusses the topic of fraud in the commercial space with Post commissioning editor Cecile Brisson.
People who want to insure their home can’t always answer technical questions about their property. Insurers are calling on digital technologies to overhaul the whole application process
The director of an insurance firm has been jailed for two years after she claimed her daughter had been injured in the 22 May Manchester Arena terror attack.
Carolyn Mackenzie, director of complex claims at RSA, argues that whiplash reforms are striking a delicate balance well.
Young people aged between 17 and 24 years old are most likely to fall prey to ghost broking scams, figures from the Insurance Fraud Enforcement Department reveal.
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.