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CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: cats get fatter despite lean times

Insurance executives have come under fire from the Treasury Select Committee and consumer groups for accepting huge pay rises while millions of their customers face the prospect of endowment mortgage shortfalls. This shows a disregard for consumer care and will only serve to further damage insurers' already battered reputations.

Published By Datamonitor
29 Jan 2004
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: confronting the compensation chimera

The move to place the claims management sector under regulation has been widely welcomed, but the government's forthcoming compensation bill has been criticized for increasing fear of a non-existent compensation culture. However, if the bill can successfully tackle overly cautious behavior brought on by fears of litigation, it will be a positive move.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Nov 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: deal with doctors should offer greater clarity for underwriters

There has been considerable recent coverage of the problems facing UK life and health insurers who do not receive sufficiently detailed medical reports on patients looking to take out cover. The new deal agreed between the industry and doctors is a welcome step to overcome these issues.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Aug 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: diamonds shine a light on market niche

Published By Datamonitor
24 Oct 2001
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK insurance: driving down the cost of fraud

It is hoped that the new database will save the insurance industry millions of pounds in the fight against fraud. However, it is a combination of prevention and detection that holds the key to success for the industry. The public perception of insurance fraud also needs to be tackled if the war is to be won.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jan 2005
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

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