Team will be based in Grantham

Elite Insurance has formed its own in-house fraud prevention department.

Based in the company’s Grantham office in Lincolnshire, the team will focus on monitoring, detecting and preventing insurance fraud.

The insurer said that as an active member of the Insurance Fraud Bureau, it is committed to reducing the insurance industry’s exposure to fraudulent claims and the price that “honest” customers are left to pay.

Chief executive Jason Smart said: “It is an absolute disgrace that a small minority of individuals are having such a negative impact on our customers and we will do everything we can to prevent this from happening.”