Opinion on General Insurance, Property and Casualty in Europe

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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
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Longer-term car ownership leads to extended warranty growth

In the difficult trading conditions faced by motor retailers in a sluggish economy, extended warranty on cars has emerged as one of the few industry areas experiencing growth.

Published By Datamonitor
11 Oct 2013
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Direct Line must do more to drive down costs

Direct Line Group (DLG) has divested its UK life business to consolidate its financial position. However, it will need to cut even more costs to ensure that its non-life business becomes profitable and remains competitive.

Published By Datamonitor
10 Oct 2013
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Cloudy with a chance of liability

As cloud computing spreads and the internet plays a bigger role in conducting business, the importance of insuring against risks arising from this medium is increasing too. Uptake of cyber insurance by SMEs has not kept pace with this.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Oct 2013
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Insurers must focus on profitable underwriting

General insurance companies are still struggling to achieve returns from investments, with low interest rates, high competitive pressures, and a fall in investment income resulting in insurers becoming highly reliant on achieving underwriting profit.

Published By Datamonitor
03 Oct 2013
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Price comparison sites lose the X factor in advertising

With heavy advertising from price comparison sites continuing to dominate the small screens, consumers are becoming indifferent to their messages.

Published By Datamonitor
27 Sep 2013
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Gocompare.com advertising still a turn off

Fewer consumers now put off visiting Gocompare.com thanks to its revised marketing campaign; however, it still has the least effective advertising among the top comparison sites.

Published By Datamonitor
25 Sep 2013
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Mesothelioma bill potentially higher for insurers

The original proposal for the Mesothelioma Bill set the compensation level at 70%. This figure has now gone up to 75% and could increase further, with insurers' contributions also rising.

Published By Datamonitor
19 Sep 2013
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Fighting fraud on the small screen

Claimed and Shamed - the television show about insurance fraud - is back on BBC1 with its second season. Together with the increasingly high-profile court cases of recent years, this will boost publicity about insurance fraud and its consequences.

Published By Datamonitor
18 Sep 2013
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Competition is dropping off in pet insurance

AXA's withdrawal from writing pet insurance in 2013 illustrates a lack of appetite for a line hit by escalating vet fees, leaving a market precariously dominated by two key underwriters.

Published By Datamonitor
12 Sep 2013

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