Regulation Analysis


Government strategy boosts industry efforts to improve flood resilience

The Environment Agency has launched a long-term strategy to tackle flooding and coastal change


McKenzie Friends: Should they stay or should they go?

Lawyers and MPs have called for the ban of McKenzie Friends and the charging for their advice. Are they right?


How Ageas will be brokers' best friend - Middle and Clarke interview

Long seen as the brokers’ friend, the insurer says it has no plan to change that – and is hungrier than ever to do business with its core market

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Fraud Charter: Prevention is always better than cure

Educating consumers to stop seeing insurance as a grudge purchase would go some way to cutting fraud. But so too might be pointing out the consequences of a conviction


April Big Question - What does the future hold for Etrading?

With the Insurance Times eTrading Survey still open until Friday 12 April, we ask the experts what they think lies ahead for the world of eTrading

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FCA set to crack down on broker premium finance add-on commissions

With some customers being charged up to 63% extra to pay motor insurance premiums by instalments, commissions being levied by brokers are coming under the spotlight


Dual pricing: Getting off the hamster wheel

The insurance industry is coming under increasing pressure over dual-pricing. Will it ever be able to eliminate it?


Insurance Times survey reveals consumer support for FCA proposals on new metrics

An Insurance Times commissioned survey has revealed an appetite for knowledge of an insurer’s claims data


​Could a bad Brexit spike business claims?

The ABI warned that failure to agree a deal would only add further uncertainty to both the insurance industry and its customers

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Cyber E&O blunders ramp up mis-selling dangers for brokers

Law firm Browne Jacobson has seen an increase in the number of cases where brokers are accused of mis-selling, or even not selling, cyber insurance

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ACSO calls for additional reporting for motor insurers in CLA response

The association representing claimant law firms has responded to a government consultation on the Civil Liability Act, calling for  further reporting requirements and at an earlier date


FSCS declares three insurance firms in default

The companies feature on a list of 21 failed financial firms

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CII head calls for more action on gender pay disparity

CII analysed data for the companies made up of insurers, intermediaries, loss adjusters, financial advisers and other related organisations to highlight trends

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