Self-driving car insurance for electric vehicles lacking in the United Kingdom

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Axa claims that Great Britain may be lining up to miss out on driverless vehicle technology. A lack of appropriate infrastructure and a shortage of self-driving car insurance is setting up the United Kingdom to face serious challenges if it doesn’t want to get left behind with driverless electric cars, says the Axa insurance company. Autonomous vehicles are facing considerable barriers in the U.K. due to the lack of fast charging bays, among others. Drivers of electric cars are already facing struggles with the fact that there aren’t enough rapid…

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U.N. Security Council’s decision against North Korea includes insurance sanctions

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The vote was unanimous throughout the council in response to Pyongyang’s choice to launch more ballistic missiles. The U.N. Security Council gave its unanimous approval to strengthening measures against North Korea, including insurance sanctions. This decision was in response to the country’s most recent ballistic missile launch. Pyongyang claims those it is now capable of sending those missiles to any part of the U.S. mainland. The U.N.’s Security Council resolution also includes strikingly lower caps on refined oil to North Korea. Aside from considerably tightened refined oil restrictions, North Korea…

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Zurich Insurance Group makes $2.1 billion ANZ life insurance acquisition

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The Swiss insurer will solidify a more important spot within this sector of the global industry. Zurich Insurance Group has announced its acquisition of ANZ life insurance. The move will place the Swiss company in the top position within Australia’s retail life insurance marketplace. The acquisition was made for a reported $2.1 billion and will considerably increase its standing in Australia. Before the ANZ life insurance acquisition, Zurich had been holding the fifth spot within that marketplace. Now it will take an easy first. The Swiss insurance company stated that…

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European insurance watchdog is now the one under investigation

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The EIOPA is typically the one watching over the market but it is now facing scrutiny for two practices. The European insurance watchdog is normally the organization responsible for watching over the industry and making sure the practices are kept legal and appropriate. However, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) is now under investigation to check into its own practices. The European Court of Auditors is conducting an audit looking primarily into two main areas. The insurance watchdog will be investigated in the following main areas: its supervision…

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Wells Fargo could face additional sanctions due to auto insurance practices

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The bank may be facing even more penalties from a federal regulator due to mortgage and insurance scandals. Wells Fargo & Co. may already have faced penalties for its mortgage and auto insurance practices but they don’t seem to be over yet. A federal regulator may be applying more sanctions to the bank as a result of practices that have come to light over the last few months. Among the car insurance practices was one that forced car loan customers to pay for unnecessary coverage. Last week, the Wall Street…

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Canadian auto insurance fraud is racking up a massive $2 billion annual bill

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According to a recent report, many Canadians are regularly scamming their insurers, forcing premiums up. A new Aviva Canada report revealed an auto insurance fraud trend costing insurers $2 billion every year. This added expense to insurers is leading them to increase premiums to compensate for the fraudulent claims payments. Drivers across the country are being forced to pay for an incredible $2 billion in added fraudulent expenses. The Aviva Canada report was published under the title “Crash, Cash and Backlash: Aviva Fraud Report 2017.” It pointed out that honest…

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Homeowners insurance companies caught overcharging 13 million policyholders

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A new U.K. study has revealed that existing customers often pay considerably more than new ones. New Citizens Advice research demonstrates that up to 13 million U.K. customers are being overcharged by their homeowners insurance companies. Loyal customers and senior citizens are particularly victim to this trend. A very high percentage of homeowners over the age of 65 years have been paying more than new customers. The study revealed that 40 percent of home insurance policyholders over the age of 65 years and who have had their policy for over…

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Wholesale insurance brokers face investigation conducted by UK FCA

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The Financial Conduct Authority held a much anticipated examination of that brokering market. The United Kingdom’s Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) started an investigation into wholesale insurance brokers. This long anticipated examination of the insurance brokering market is expected to find answers regarding a number of reports. This includes claims from a top executive that there is “abusive behavior” going on. The FCA said the review’s terms of reference would be published today at 7:00 GMT. The FCA promised that it would look into the wholesale insurance brokers market as early…

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Lloyd’s insurance claims see rapid response and payments following storms

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The massive marketplace has reported quick customer service for customers affected by Harvey, Irma and Maria. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria left catastrophe and devastation behind, and Lloyd’s insurance claims are being rapidly processed, says the market. The company says it is responding quickly and has even made some advance payments. The storms left behind an estimated $738 million in insured damages to properties and possessions. “It is heartening to see the Lloyd’s market swing into action in this way,” said Inga Beal, the market’s chief executive, when addressing the…

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Standard homeowners insurance policy may not cover short term rental damage

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Property owners taking part in short term rental programs are often unaware of their lack of coverage. Property owners considering using their homes as a source of income may want to review their standard homeowners insurance policy before getting started. Many don’t realize that renting out their homes through services such as Airbnb and Kid & Coe stops their coverage as long as the renters are there. The reason is that a typical home insurance policy is meant to cover the homeowners as residents and their guests. This has become…

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