Opinion on General Insurance, Property and Casualty in United Kingdom

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3D printing may not reduce supply chain risk

The overall effect of 3D printing on manufacturers' reliance on third parties is still an unknown, and will be determined by individual businesses' supply chains. Business interruption insurers need to be aware of the individual factors to avoid overestimating the impact.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2014
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Expert View

3D printing to create new risks and opportunities for insurers

The development and use of 3D printing in manufacturing and everyday life will increase the risk businesses face from cyber-crime and intellectual property theft. This will make cyber risk cover ever more critical in the future.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Mar 2014
CommentWire
CommentWire

7IM: SIPPing in groups makes sense

As the UK government's reform of the pensions market approaches, there is increasing interest in self-invested pensions. 7IM is the first company to reach the market with self-invested group pensions, which offer flexibility and transparency. The product is likely to appeal to the executives of small and medium sized companies but high costs will make it unsuitable for ordinary workers.

Published By Datamonitor
31 Mar 2005
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Expert View

A black day for payment protection insurance

The UK's Financial Services Authority and Office of Fair Trading have both published reports expressing concern over the payment protection insurance market, citing problems with sales standards and competition. This, they argue, can lead to customers receiving a poor deal. As a result, the FSA plans to continue its review of the market, while the OFT has referred it to the Competition Commission.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Oct 2006
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A crushing blow to uninsured drivers

The Greenaway report, a UK government-commissioned study into the problem of uninsured driving, signals the start of a crackdown on motorists that drive without insurance. This report should provide the catalyst for strengthening legislation and Datamonitor's James Greenwell argues that it will finally bring UK compliance levels in line with the rest of Europe...

Published By Datamonitor
12 Aug 2004
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A decline in petrol sales illustrates behavior that may contribute to a dip in car insurance GWP

Datamonitor has forecast the private motor insurance market will plateau during 2012-15. One influence will be static growth in volume as the cost of driving spirals. Insurers are currently unconcerned while the size of the motor parc remains stable, with declining traffic signifying less risk exposure. Yet as drivers react and adapt their behavior, larger consequences for the market are expected.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Oct 2012
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Expert View

A government-backed central pool is the only way forward for insurers offering flood coverage

A central flood insurance pool such as those proposed by the ABI and Marsh will only be effective if it is administered by an organization with industry-wide support and backed by the government. It is essential that one of the plans is agreed upon and implemented in the next six months, as policy holders and the insurance industry are being exposed to significant uncertainty in the meantime.

Published By Datamonitor
30 Nov 2011
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Expert View

A video is worth a thousand words

In-car cameras are rising in popularity as a method of establishing liability and fighting fraud. The technology has great potential for complementing telematics propositions and should be advocated by insurers.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Oct 2013
CommentWire
CommentWire

AA / Shoosmiths: a personal injury push

The AA's partnership with Shoosmiths will allow it to compete with RAC's blossoming legal services division and capitalize on new opportunities in the sector. The services group's timing is appropriate, as regulatory changes in the law profession are likely to see a raft of familiar retail brands offering legal services. Like RAC, the AA is well placed at the vanguard of this shift.

Published By Datamonitor
21 Apr 2005
CommentWire
CommentWire

AA/Saga: insurer looks set to benefit from proposed in-house credit hire operations

In a move to tackle the costs associated with credit hire, AA/Saga plans to bring its arrangements in-house. Credit hire costs are a major source of claims inflation for motor insurers, and bringing credit hire in-house could generate a lucrative side line, while also giving it greater control over a key driver in claims costs.

Published By Datamonitor
16 Jul 2009

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