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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: fraud under the spotlight

Fraudulent claims cost the insurance industry an estimated GBP1 billion per annum. It's an issue that insurers need to address but it seems the industry is reluctant to act as one on this matter. The industry should perhaps look to the banking industry, which has tackled fraud with comparative success.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2003
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: FSA proposes shift in approach to regulation

The UK Financial Services Authority has published an interim report which indicates a willingness to review the insurance conduct of business regulations in 2007, with a view to lessening the burden on general insurance lines that work well for consumers and pose little risk to policyholders. In light of this, the proposed move will no doubt be warmly received by the industry.

Published By Datamonitor
22 Mar 2007
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: government inaction could lead insurers to re-domicile

A September 2009 survey of the UK insurance industry conducted by the Association of British Insurers has revealed that there are some real concerns within the industry that the UK is not tax competitive. Although these findings have substance, there is still time for the government to facilitate the more attractive business environment that would prevent insurers from moving abroad.

Published By Datamonitor
17 Sep 2009
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: guarantees at a price

Consumers are set to pay extra for guaranteed policies as insurers follow the example set by Standard Life and look to shore up their capital against such promises. However, these measures may prove counter-productive in the present climate, as recent scandals have severely dented public confidence in the insurance sector.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Feb 2004
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK insurance: high net worth segment is growing niche

Published By Datamonitor
02 Jun 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: L+G chooses value for money over quality marks

Published By Datamonitor
18 Oct 2000
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: new competition

Peter Wood, the founder of Esure and Direct Line, is to launch another insurance start-up with the financial banking of HBOS [HBOS.L]. The insurer will focus on higher premium and non-standard motor and may also target the small and commercial fleet market. To achieve underwriting profitability it will need to choose carefully the risks it takes on and price accordingly.<BR />

Published By Datamonitor
26 Jun 2003
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK insurance: pensions stability contrasts with fluctuating life market

Published By Datamonitor
23 Feb 2006
ResearchWire
ResearchWire

UK insurance: personal general premiums to increase

Published By Datamonitor
13 Feb 2002
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: personal injury costs continue to trouble motor providers

Personal injury costs continue to be the biggest problem facing motor insurers. Bodily injury claims resulting from road traffic accidents are severely impacting on the claims costs faced by motor insurers, and research by Datamonitor suggests that this trend is not about to abate.

Published By Datamonitor
14 Feb 2006

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