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Majority think insurers do everything to avoid paying claims

New YouGov research shows that when it comes to public perception of the insurance industry, the majority of Brits have a negative view.
Posted on Friday Sep 13

Make sure your travel insurance is shipshape

As the number of ocean cruises taken by UK and Irish passengers breaks the 2 million barrier for the first time, Allianz Assistance in the UK is advising sea faring holidaymakers to check their holiday insurance and make sure they are properly covered for any potential problems before their ship sets sail.
Posted on Thursday Sep 12

PIMFA responds to confusing FCA Consultation Paper

PIMFA responded to the Financial Conduct Authority’s (FCA’s) ‘Our Framework: Assessing Adequate Financial Resources’ consultation paper (CP19/20), calling it “confusing”, and set out their own observations on a number of issues regarding the content of the paper.
Posted on Thursday Sep 12

Aon launch Lloyds Update report Redefining the Future

Aon announces the launch of its 2019 Lloyd’s Update report Redefining the Future. The report provides information on a wide range of subject areas that are integral to the successful functioning of the Lloyd’s market, including its regulation and governance, membership and capital setting, syndicate developments, and operating performance.
Posted on Thursday Sep 5

Autonomous vehicles may wipe sixty percent off car premiums

Widespread adoption of autonomous vehicles will herald dramatic changes for the motor insurance market according to a new report published by global law firm Kennedys.
Posted on Wednesday Sep 4

Tesla to launch their own motor insurance

Following the news that Tesla is set to launch its own motor insurance, Mark Andrews, Director of General Insurance at financial services consultancy Altus comments
Posted on Wednesday Sep 4

Insurers should offer instant flexible and digital quotes

Global insurtech funding topped $3bn in 2018, an increase of 84.2% from 2017. Consumers are being offered more digital policies as start-ups continue to emerge, bringing new policies and approaches to insurance markets around the world, says GlobalData.
Posted on Wednesday Sep 4

Ensuring that your student years are the best possible

With thousands of students starting university or college for the first time, or returning for another year, the Association of British Insurers (ABI) is urging students to make sure their valuables are insured. University can be an exciting time for many students, but with National Union of Students statistics1. showing that one in five students fall victim to crime, it can also be a worrying prospect.
Posted on Friday Aug 30

Silent cyber claims outlook decline across insurance lines

The insurance sector is considerably less concerned about silent cyber exposures than it was in 2018. The finding applies to all commercial lines of business and industry groups, according to 2019 Silent Cyber Risk Outlook, the annual global survey by Willis Re.

Posted on Thursday Aug 29

The case of the phantom passenger

Horwich Farrelly, leading specialist insurance law firm, has worked with Zurich to defend a fraudulent claim against Cardiff Council in a road traffic accident case involving a ‘phantom passenger’.
Posted on Thursday Aug 29

Where are millennials best covered for the risk of burglary

Are younger people as prepared for a burglary as they should be? The UK’s leading price comparison site MoneySuperMarket today reveals the locations in the UK where millennials are best covered for the risk of burglary, with the South Wales city of Swansea coming out on top.
Posted on Friday Aug 23

Favourite retirement hotspots revealed despite Brexit

Canada Life has revealed the nation’s favourite retirement destinations for 2019, with Spain once again ranked first. Concerns over Brexit have made nearly half (45%) those who are planning to retire abroad reconsider if they should do so. A similar number (46%) think Brexit has made them reconsider where abroad they might retire to.
Posted on Thursday Aug 22

SME optimism slumps as Brexit uncertainty rises

New independent research for MetLife UK shows small and medium-sized companies’ confidence about their business prospects has slumped in the past year as uncertainty about the ongoing Brexit process has increased.
Posted on Wednesday Aug 21

Hong Kong airport protests highlight exposures for insurers

The recent standoff at Hong Kong International Airport between Chinese authorities and protestors has brought into stark relief the potential airport ground accumulation exposures faced by international insurers and reinsurers.
Posted on Wednesday Aug 21

DIY jobs you are unqualified for can void home insurance

New research commissioned by GoCompare Home Insurance, reveals that millions of Brits are putting themselves and their property at risk this bank holiday weekend by undertaking DIY jobs that should be left to professionals.
Posted on Wednesday Aug 21

Costa fortune as medical treatment bill soars

Travel insurers are now dealing with the equivalent of one new claim every three minutes from UK travellers needing emergency medical treatment while overseas, with the medical bill at its highest for eight years according to analysis from the Association of British Insurers (ABI).
Posted on Monday Aug 19

Motorists missing savings by not embracing telematics

A survey conducted by Redtail Telematics and YouGov has revealed that as annual premiums rise and recent research highlights that motorists are being charged significantly more by their insurer for administrative tasks, motorists are in the dark regarding savings delivered by telematics-based motor insurance policies.
Posted on Thursday Aug 15

Hit by wild animal car insurance claims on the rise

Three fifths (57%) of drivers have taken evasive action to avoid a collision with a wild animal on British roads, according to a new study by AA Insurance.
Posted on Thursday Aug 15

Any in car distraction is a risk to young motorists

insurethebox responds to the proposals published today by the Transport Select Committee relating to the use of mobile phones in cars. insurethebox Road Safety Manager, Simon Rewell comments:
Posted on Wednesday Aug 14

The cost of injuries to Premier League clubs at record level

According to new research from Marsh, the world’s leading insurance broker and risk adviser, the 20 English Premier League clubs had a total of 764 football injuries during the 2018-19 season – the most in the last eight years.
Posted on Tuesday Aug 13

More telematics policies on the market than ever

According to Defaqto there are more telematics-based car insurance products on the market than ever before as insurers begin to target more drivers with technology-based products,
Posted on Tuesday Aug 13

One in five of fifty somethings feel financially confident

Research from Just Group finds that only a fifth (22%) of fifty-somethings said that they were confident in purchasing and managing financial products such as savings accounts or pensions – the lowest of any UK adult age group.
Posted on Monday Aug 12

Catastrophe report as tropical cyclone season looms

Aon plc launches the latest edition of its monthly Global Catastrophe Recap report, which evaluates the impact of the natural disaster events that occurred worldwide during July 2019.
Posted on Friday Aug 9

Business Cyber Insurance take up still very low

The Association of British Insurers has, for the first time, revealed that 99% of claims made (207) on ABI-member cyber insurance policies in 2018 were paid*. This is one of the highest claims acceptance rates across all insurance products.
Posted on Thursday Aug 8

Global insurance pricing up six percent

Marsh today releases their Global Insurance Market Index for the second quarter of 2019. Key findings include:
Posted on Thursday Aug 8

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