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.
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.
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…
Hastings Direct has launched pet insurance for Britain’s cat and dog owners.
RSA has reported net written premiums of £2.1bn, up 8%, in the first quarter of 2011.
Allianz Retail has unveiled a new strategy that the business, ultimately, hopes will lead to more cross-selling among its personal lines brokers.
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.
The Co-operative Insurance is aiming to sell 10 000 new pet insurance policies, after entering a multi-year deal with underwriter Allianz.
Looking through Post's back catalogue paints a unique picture of more than 150 years of insurance news, as this highlight from five years ago reveals.
Post news editor Mairi MacDonald outlines this week’s major general insurance stories, including the refusal of specialist female insurer Shelia’s Wheels to accept the Association of British Insurers’ suggestion that it could potentially have to re…
Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance has launched into the mid and high-net-worth spaces with a single product/ multi-cover offering, which it plans to sell both direct in-house and through affinity partners.
Motor rates may be stalling but Tom Cooper pinpoints growth strategies to safeguard comparison site expansion.
UK pet owners are facing a steep increase in pet insurance premiums driven by rising vet bills pushing up claims inflation, according to Datamonitor.
Heath Lambert has launched a new insurance scheme for vets designed to keep surgeries open during emergencies.
Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance has appointed Adam Whiteley and Tom Bishop as the new heads of its pet and travel insurance businesses respectively.
Allianz’ Pet Plan product has proved to be the dominant player in the pet insurance market with a 40% share in terms of gross written premium.
Department store John Lewis is targeting "rapid growth" in the insurance market, after unveiling plans to rebrand its offering.
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.
Insurer RSA’s UK net written premiums increased by 9% year on year to £1.46bn in the first half of 2010 (H1 2009: £1.34bn) according to its latest financial results.
The Insurance Fraud Bureau and Lancashire Constabulary today concluded 'Operation Flash’ at Preston Crown Court.
RSA has completed the purchase of Irish personal lines broker 123 Money for a sum in excess of £54m.