It has been three years since Graham Smart took over the role of McLarens Europe MD from Trevor Latimer. He reflects on the challenges the market has faced and what growth opportunities remain.
Benedict Burke, president of the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, reflects on his presidential year ahead of CILA's annual conference and annual general meeting on Wednesday in Manchester, where he will pass the baton on.
Mike Boast joined structural engineers and chartered building surveyors straight from Nottingham Trent University.
Cunningham Lindsey has launched Invisio, an independent validation service for lower value domestic and commercial buildings claims.
A lot is said about customer focus, delighting customers, and being a customer-driven business, to name three buzz phrases. Without the right approach, real effort, and supporting evidence, there's always a danger these are empty words.
The insurance industry must plan for the skills, expertise and resources it will need to manage subsidence claims when an ‘event year' happens once again.
Lorega has secured a £2.75m funding package from Clydesdale Bank’s specialist and acquisition finance team for "additional growth".
When the ‘Black Lives Matter' protests on 5 August brought West London traffic to a standstill and cut off the M4 corridor into Heathrow Airport, one couldn't help thinking of the simmering social tensions that led to widespread rioting five years ago.
A group of new recruits to McLarens Aviation learn about what it takes to be a loss adjuster
I've worked at the sharp end of our industry for more than 30 years now and seen firsthand how we help to put peoples' lives and businesses back together following serious incidents such as a storm, flood or fire. However, the public perception of the…
Virtual reality has hit the gaming industry this year and it could find a place in the insurance sector to help with claims and fraud in the future.
There are probably only two aims for a training and development programme: to make it work for your company and to make it work for your employees. All other benefits - and there are plenty of them - flow from that principle.
For some, Christmas and New Year can be a stressful time. Add storms Desmond, Eva and Frank into the mix and the festivities become a seemingly endless time of misery.
The Enterprise Bill received royal assent on 4 May and the Insurance Act comes into force in August, both with the proclaimed aim to bring insurance contract law up to date and provide greater clarity for all customers
Clive Nicholls, UK & Ireland CEO at Crawford & Company, disagrees loss adjusting will soon be disrupted by the 'gig economy'. He argues the industry cannot rely on freelancers to carry out claims surveys in surge scenarios.
The Independent Loss Adjusters Association will launch a claims review service next Tuesday (10 May) in a move to help cut down on legal costs over disputed claims.
Nehemiah Neo explains how loss adjusters can help support the reputation of the industry by helping facilitate interim payments when disaster strikes.
Chris Hall, managing director at Questgates, reacts to Chris Sandilands' proposition of an Uber-style service for claims. In his view, freelancers cannot provide the level of expertise and consistency needed for loss adjusting.
Chris Sandilands argues that the loss adjusting process is perfectly suited to being disrupted by the 'gig economy', leading to benefits for insurers and policyholders alike. Perhaps most surprisingly, using freelancers for claims surveys could lead to…
He's a CEO with £24m burning a hole in his pocket but Charles Taylor boss David Marock isn't in a great hurry to spend it.
FCA SME claims review “sharpened” focus, but was not a major factor in industry response during 2015/16 floods
The insurance industry’s response to the winter flood in terms of SME commercial claims would have been hailed a success, even without the Financial Conduct Authority’s 2015 thematic review into this area.
Hammering down loss adjusters on fees proved a false economy for insurers as falling service standards merely wreaked more havoc on the industry’s reputation. But sense has prevailed and the two sectors are showing signs of a welcome reconciliation
Last year’s FCA thematic review found a gap between what SMEs expect of their insurers and the service they actually get. What can insurers do to make SMEs feel more valued?
The insurance premium tax rise and resulting £700m spend on flood defences could be "too little, too late" according to loss assessment firm Harris Balcombe.