Hot Topic - Climate Change »
In the developed world, we all take food and water supplies for
granted, but with climate change firmly on the global agenda, it is
perhaps something that the whole world needs to be paying more
Insurance Premium Tax »
With the Insurance Premium Tax rising by more than half, we look
at the implications for the general insurance markets.
CII Blog »
Support is crucial when preparing to take ACII exams.
Fortunately, there is plenty available and in a variety of
Insuring against natural and man-made catastrophes »
The text available here is an extract of Timetric's
Insight report 'Insuring against natural and man-made catastrophes.
December, 2015'. It provides detailed analysis on
insuring natural and man-made catastrophe.
Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) passed and MiFID-2 nears UK implementation »
The Insurance Distribution Directive (formerly known as the
re-cast Insurance Mediation Directive or IMD-2) has been passed
with significant increases in consumer protection including scope
and professional standards.
Legal developments in claims December 2015 »
The latest update on legal developments impacting insurance
claims provided by the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.
Recent developments in insurance contract law »
This fact file attempts to summarise the most important
developments in English insurance contract law since the beginning
of 1999. The number of insurance and reinsurance cases coming
before the English courts has never been greater, with key issues
or principles falling to be decided on regular occasions. In
particular the law on utmost good faith has been transformed by the
The Senior Insurance Managers Regime explained »
In this Faculty video we look at the impending Senior Insurance
Managers Regime (SIMR) from the Prudential Regulatory Authority and
the Financial Conduct Authority outlining the changes to conduct
rules and the reformed approved persons regime. The new
regime. which comes into effect from March 2016, with
some apsects in place from January 2016, will impact not only
board members but those undertaking key functions and should be
understood by all those in or seeking to step up to, senior
Arson facts, figures and call for action »
In this faculty video we look at arson - the statistics, the key
players, the current "state of the nation", recent developments and
the role the insurance industry can play going forward - with Lee
Howell, chairman of the Arson Prevention Forum and Chief Fire
Officer, Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service, and Nick
Young, partner, DAC Beachcroft.
Legal developments in claims November 2015 »
The latest update from the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) on
legal developments produced for the Claims Faculty. This month's
The Government's Claims Management Review
Claimant firm denied costs under CFA 'assigned' to a
Fixed costs in clinical negligence
Lord Faulks keen to curb "enormous" legal costs
Bereavement/loss of society awards
Damages for late payment - Enterprise Bill receives
Serious Injury Guide and Rehabilitation Code 2015 now
MedCo - details of accreditation training
Medical innovation is back before Parliament
Michael Gove proposes a 'lawyers' levy'
Fixed recoverable costs outside the portal also apply
to multi track claims
More fixed costs to come?
Scottish civil justice reforms come into effect -
with expenses reforms still being developed
Jones v Spire Healthcare to be appealed in
Steve Evans claims credit hire evidence before
the courts is misleading
Late payment clause challenged by the LMA and
Claims Portal Ltd announces development
The Paris climate change conference: what does it mean for insurance? »
Climate change has important implications for us as insurers and
individuals. The world summit in Paris on climate change in
December 2015, known as COP21, therefore merits our attention.
CII Skills Survey 2015 »
The CII's 2015 membership skills survey gives a snapshot of the
current skills situation across the UK insurance sector.
Big data has become a major part of the insurance industry but has it changed the industry for the better or worse? »
Insurance has always relied on data: about our home, our car,
our health. The more that insurance firms know about the risk they
are being asked to cover, the easier they can decide the right
premium, the right cover, the right service. So when a development
like 'big data' emerges, insurance firms were always going to be
interested in it.
Read more »
Social media - a discussion on the importance of social media in business »
Asking whether business leaders should be social leaders is to
ask the wrong question. It is not if, but when should leaders
embrace social says Scott Guthrie
Ciindy - clarifying what insurance means is key to help customers get a greater understanding of what they are buying »
There is clearly a lack of understanding and trust among
consumers. This is particularly true of premiums and cover where
they are generally uncertain of what they are buying and why there
are price variations.