Shocking stories of claimants deliberately harming pets are guaranteed to grab headlines, but what is the truth behind the increasing level of fraud detected in a sector predicted to be worth £900m by 2015?
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Vets, insurers and the legal profession must work together to fight pet insurance fraud, experts have claimed.
Major household insurer Legal & General has confirmed it will launch pet, travel and mid-net worth insurance products before the end of the year.
Allianz Insurance has linked an increasing number of unemployed people making large liability claims to a decision to cut its exposure in the liability market.
Allianz UK has posted bad weather claims costs of £23m for the first six months of 2012.
Aviva will underwrite its own pet insurance from tomorrow, in a move bosses claim recognises a growing trend among the UK's 15 million cat and dog owners.
Lloyds Bank's underlying general insurance profit decreased by 30 per cent to £158m (H1 2011: £226m) in the first half of 2012.
Brightside has swooped for its second major retail affinity contract in the space of seven days having signed a deal with Asda to distribute its motor and home insurance products, Post Online has learnt.
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Insurers RSA and Sterling lead the way in nominations for the 2012 Claims Awards with three each.
The Green Insurance Company's pet cover sales grew by 166% last year, and the company also topped £100 000 in donations to animal charities for the first time.
Allianz UK has reported 2011 GWP up more than 10% to £1832.2m (2010: £1663.7m) with operating profit up more than 6% to £168.7m (2010: £158.5m).
RSA has reported a 6% rise in UK premiums to £3.1bn in 2011 and an underwriting profit of £40m (2010: £95m loss).
This week wasn’t the happiest in the Black household.
Yesterday judges published the first proposed sentencing guidelines for people convicted for dangerous dog offences in England and Wales.
Unable to wait patiently in the kitchen for his owner to finish baking his favourite sweet treats, a greedy chocolate Labrador decided to lick the bowl.
The Financial Services Authority has told RBSI to cease using a term in its Direct Line pet insurance that it suggests may be unfair and has reported the insurer to the Office of Fair Trading.
Allianz’s UK boss Andrew Torrance has said “the first period of sanity in 30 years” in the personal motor insurance market has helped make personal lines the growth area for the firm.
Animal-related fraud is on the increase, with exaggerated claims for treatment a common cause. Claire Laver and Carys Clarke examine ways to combat the problem.
The pet insurance sector could offer providers close to £2.5bn in untapped premiums, according to a Defaqto report which found that around 69% of cats and 48% of dogs in the UK are uninsured.
Pet insurance provider Petplan has launched a new look policy range designed to stop customers becoming confused over different levels of cover.
The insurance industry has struggled in its early attempts to adopt social media, due to its staid reputation. Sam Barrett warns that being slow to capitalise on the benefits it can bring means the industry is missing a trick.