Danny Walkinshaw looks at the latest insurance stories online

The most anticipated Budget in recent years couldn’t be beaten for online coverage as websites around the UK followed the events in ways that could not even have been dreamt of during the last recession.

From the moment Chancellor Alistair Darling stood up to address the Commons, minute-by-minute coverage was relayed to web users through live video steams, blogs and the latest in news gathering technology: Twitter feeds. Who needs television when you don’t have to leave your desk?

As the details poured out, Insurancetimes.co.uk was on hand to deliver a Budget 2009 special report to subscribers, rounding up the major news and reaction affecting the industry.

Elsewhere, Hiscox’s group restructure, which included a name change for its Lloyd’s business, was the most read story on our site. Fake claims, an online analysis with details of fraudulent claims accompanying the ABI’s latest fraud figures, also made it in to the top five.

For full details of Insurance Times’ latest initiative, The It Pack, a club for young brokers and the leaders of tomorrow, hosted in association with Norwich Union, go to insurancetimes. co.uk where you can find the full schedule as well as information on how to register.

You can also find guest blogger John Sim and the latest in the popular “Five things you didn’t know about…” series. This week it features Peter Ablett, Confused.com’s commercial director.

Online Top 5

  • Hiscox renames Lloyd’s office
  • Towergate renegotiates banking covenants
  • Fake claims
  • Budget 2009: Round-up
  • ABI warns fraud costs up 30%