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Product liability law update: the Consumer Rights Act, the internet of things and causation »
This two part review from the CII Faculties looks at developments in product liability law including a look at the Consumer Rights Act 2015 and the introduction of a new level of protection for consumers in respect of the supply of digital content; and how the courts approach causation in product liability claims, by reference to recent case law. 
Legal developments in claims April 2016 »
The latest update on legal developments impacting insurance claims provided by the Forum of Insurance Lawyers.
CII Public Interest Awards 2016 winners revealed »
The winners of the CII's annual Public Interest Awards were announced last night at a prestigious ceremony at Christ Church Spitalfields.
Insurance for high-net-worth individuals »
The text available here is an extract of Timetric's Insight report "Insurance for HNWIs - Current State and Future Prospects, March 2016."© Timetric
UK salaries: IPS report 2015 »
The data and commentary in this section has been supplied by Insurance Personnel Selection (part of the IPS Group) and is published here by special arrangement with Insurance Personnel Selection, who own all rights in it. The tables give actual salary levels, not recommendations, and are projections for 2017 based on data collected in early 2016, compiled using the details of the 50,000+ applicants on the IPS database and the expertise of specialist consultants in each area of the market. Figures for the London market, executive and board appointments and some specialist roles have not been included due to the complexity of the data.
Brand and reputation insurance for SMEs »
The CII Insurance Broking Faculty new generation group is calling for brokers and insurers to rise to the challenge of providing brand and reputation risk protection for small and medium sized enterprises. The group's in-depth and well researched paper looks in detail at the need for brand and reputation risk cover; the barriers to insurer participation; the level of coverage currently available; and most importantly how the insurance industry can and should respond. 
Defra on flooding and property level resilience »
In this half hour Faculty video, Robbie Craig, policy officer at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs outlines the Government's perspectives and policies with regard to UK property level resilience and UK flooding.
Apres mon deluge: Flood Re as a response to large-scale climate risk »
Flood Re is a flood 're-insurance' scheme to help support households at highest flood risk. Mark Hoban describes how the scheme works and how it is a temporary solution until the industry can develop more reflective pricing.
How to use LinkedIn as a sales tool »
In this video we look at the practice of social selling, why is it relevant to insurance brokers and others, and provide some practical advice and insight on how to get involved, with a particular focus on getting the best out of LinkedIn. Presented by Melanie Palmer, editor of The League of Brokers which was founded by Konsileo, an insurance tech startup.
An examination of factors creating a "soft" or "hard" insurance market »
This factfile was last updated by the author in August 2015. The insurance industry has been in existence for over 300 years; it is mature, stable and a critical component of economies across the globe. Insurers are subject to huge amounts of regulation to ensure that they remain financially sound and operate in a fair and competitive marketplace. Their contribution to the financial community is significant and the industry commands the respect of global investors. However, the insurance market is highly cyclical, with many and varied contributing factors.
Insurance Apps »
It is projected that next year there will be more than 250 billion app downloads worldwide. Luke Holloway takes a look at how the insurance industry is capitalising on this ever-expanding distribution channel.
SIMR, conduct rules, approved persons »
A briefing covering the forthcoming Senior Insurance Managers Regime (SIMR), changes to conduct rules and the reformed approved persons regime. 
Face to face with the Chief Ombudsman »
Caroline Wayman, chief executive & chief ombudsman at the Financial Ombudsman Service spoke to the CII Faculties about pricing, non-disclosure,  fair and reasonable, some of the organisations new ways of working and upcoming complaint handling rule changes.
Accelerated learning and memory techniques »
In this Insurance Institute of London revision lecture, Rob Murray, ACII, Partner, Lane Clark & Peacock and General Insurance Actuary of the Year 2012, outlined, with practical examples, a number of different memory techniques to assist students when preparing for exams or wider business or personal situations.
Price optimisation for insurance - optimising price; destroying value? »
Price optimisation is on the rise in UK insurance, driven by the insight that underwriters gain from big data. Yet it is proving a divisive practice, with US regulators increasing banning its use in personal lines markets.

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