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Video: Five minutes with... ABI head of general insurance policy, James Dalton

Fresh from the annual Motor Conference, the ABI’s James Dalton sits down with Insurance Times reporter, Scott McGee

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Scheme brokers warned to take urgent action amid FCA pricing crackdown

FCA pricing crackdown has focused on insurers, but scheme brokers are warned they are also in firing line

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Insurer bosses vow to stamp out unfair pricing

Insurers have been responding to a letter sent to them by the FCA detailing the industry’s pricing failings

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FCA report details the third party outsourcing failings behind Liberty fine

The FCA report into why Liberty was slapped with a £5.3m fine today details how over 14,000 customers were unfairly treated

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Revealed: the best and worst performers at handling customer complaints

Insurance Times analysis of Financial Ombudsman Service data reveals the insurance firms with the greatest proportion of complaints resolved in the customer’s favour for the first half of 2018

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SMCR - the 'complicated' regulation that has the potential to change employee culture

We could see a change in the culture of employees when the Senior Managers & Certification Regime comes in this December, but are companies ready? And is the change worth it?

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MGA selling broker reignites ownership debate

With brokers owning MGAs and insurers owning brokers, how is the industry dealing with potential conflict of interest issues that might arise?

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“Look very carefully at policies” insurers warned ahead of FCA pricing review

Industry experts have warned insurers there will be “harsh external criticism” of the market following the investigation into pricing

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Insuring against a no-deal Brexit

With current passporting rights and market access set to end when the UK leaves the EU, insurers have been making contingency plans including relocating part of their business

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Foe to friend? Amazon in U-turn over insurance entry - Analysis

After reports Amazon was to enter the insurance space and become a threat to insurers, new speculation of an Amazon comparison site has turned that upside down

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Non-executive directors urged to avoid conflicts as FCA bans and fines consultant

The FCA has fined investment consultant Angela Burns £20,000 and banned her from non-executive roles following a conflicts of interest finding against her.

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Milestone for insurers as they come under SMCR – says FCA

The regime is intended to increase individual accountability within the industry

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EXCLUSIVE: Arron Banks taking ICO to court over fine

Arron Banks told Insurance Times he would challenge the £135,000 fine and explained how he believed the ICO had breached its own protocols

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Broker preparing for insurance green card revival

Insurance firms are exploring providing green cards electronically

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