Almost 30 years ago to the day, I had my first introduction to the power of Mother Nature and the world of insurance as the 'Great Storm' of October 1987 swept across the UK.
As travellers venture further afield and mobile devices touch on all areas of life, Chris Knight, head of corporate services for Cega, asks if travel insurers are missing a trick by not contacting with their customers to offer real-time risk updates.
What does a Greek merchant in 300BC delivering corn on a cargo ship have in common with nearly one-tenth of today’s UK population? The answer is insurance fraud. Michèle Bacchus takes a closer look.
Travellers affected by the collapse of Monarch may not be covered for cancelled flights under their travel insurance policies.
Replacement cars face an uncertain future as individual car ownership recedes and mobility changes
My dad was one of 400,000 passengers affected this week by air traffic control delays, bad weather and a backlog in employee holidays for the delay, which lead to budget airline Ryanair cancelling 50 flights a day for the next six weeks.
Over-50s travel and insurance company Saga reported a 5.5% rise in first-half pre-tax profit, driven by strong demand for holidays among older Britons.
Insurers have urged grounded Ryanair customers to seek compensation from the airline in the first instance rather than their travel insurance policies.
Solicitors have been slapped with a warning over the handling of holiday sickness claims following evidence of rising fraud.
A holiday-sickness firm has had its license revoked by the Claims Management Regulator after it had encouraged holiday goers to fabricate gastric illness claims.
Broker Staysure has acquired rival travel insurance provider Avanti for an undisclosed amount.
General insurance complaints submitted to the Financial Ombudsman Service have increased over the last year, recent results have shown.
Exclusive: Halo Insurance is to launch in Australia later this year in what will be its first underwriting venture with new owner Zurich.
Corporate clients want travel insurance and travel risk management in the same place, says Chris Knight, head of corporate services at Cega.
Caravanning clients offer brokers many cross-selling opportunities, writes Graeme Hamilton, head of leisure insurance at Jackson Lee Underwriting.
The disruptive rise of price comparison websites is well-documented. This has prolonged the lifespan of an outdated business model where insurers and brokers compete on price, and price alone, argues Richard Beaven, distribution director for Swinton…
Could you and your providers be trusted to come up with an innovative solution to save your customer's life, asks Chris Knight, head of corporate services, CEGA Group.
Voyager Insurance has appointed Carl Carter as managing director.
Zurich has acquired Halo allowing it to enter the global car rental market.
It is unclear whether UK nationals will be able to use the European Health Insurance Card after Brexit. If they don’t, travel insurers expect higher claims costs and higher premiums.
Brexit is increasing the costs sustained by travel insurers, which can no longer afford to cut premiums, says Antony Martin, managing director at Rock Insurance.
The Financial Conduct Authority has launched a public consultation to see if changes are needed to make it easier for people with cancer to get travel insurance.
Organisations are not doing enough to ensure their travel risk strategies are “fit for the 21st century”, The Association of Insurance and Risk Managers has warned.
Claimant lawyers need to report dodgy peers to the Solicitors Regulation Authority, urges Andrew Twambley, spokesperson for Access to Justice, arguing current legislation is enough to tackle fraud.