Pet insurance

Untapped pet premiums total almost £2.5bn

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.

Insurance & social media: To tweet or not to tweet

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.

Multi-million pound meerkat giveaway

Compare the Market is bracing itself for a spike in sales as it prepares to unveil a new multi-million pound above-the-line advertising campaign that will give away a free meerkat toy with every sale of a car, home, van or pet policy.

L&G boosts broker force as motor return mooted

Legal & General has revealed plans to recruit a 15-strong team of regional sales & marketing experts to support brokers and intermediaries "on the ground", as it prepares to diversify into motor, pet and travel. Duncan Finch, L&G's managing director for…

Postbox: Are the dog days over?

Forty to 50 years ago, the London insurance market claimed it would offer cover for any legitimate risk and, as a young broker, I never imagined I would one day be frustrated by the failure to quote for a simple risk.

First significant household fraud conviction

The imprisonment of two men for trying to defraud insurance companies for household claims worth more than £100 000 has been described as the industry's first significant conviction for household fraud.

RSA acquires 123 Money

RSA has completed the purchase of Irish personal lines broker 123 Money for a sum in excess of £54m.

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