Pet insurance

The rise of pet insurance fraud

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?

Spotlight On Technology: Future gadgets

Science fiction has given the people of today a glimpse of tomorrow. However, spare a thought for underwriters, for whom the prospect of insuring some of the space-age gadgets featured must strike real fear, as technology develops and turns science…

Allianz UK's profits defy recession

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).

16 December: “Woofing” it down

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.

FSA slams RBSI for ‘unfair’ pet terms

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 hails ‘first sanity in 30 years’

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.

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