The Society of Claims Technicians (SCT) could increase its membership by more than 1,200, following successful roadshows in Malaysia and Hong Kong.

The two-year-old claims body, which is affiliated to the Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters, has 50 existing members in Malaysia and 1,000 more overall.

SCT managing director Chris Miller said: “The insurance industries of Hong Kong and Malaysia have need for a relevant and internationally recognised qualification suitable for both loss adjusters and claims handlers alike.”

He said there was significant scope for the SCT to develop in South-east Asia. There are more than 10,000 claims examiners in Singapore, Indonesia and Thailand who subscribe to the Malaysian Insurance Institute for training and qualifications.

Miller added: “The contacts being made in south-east Asia by the SCT underlines the importance of the London insurance market not only in an economic sense, but as a marker and guarantor of professional standards.”