Women hold only one in five top insurance industry jobs

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A recent UK study showed that despite an overall industry gender balance, top jobs belong mainly to men. Of every five top insurance industry jobs four are filled by men and only one is filled by a woman. This, according to a recent study in the United Kingdom. This reveals a gender imbalance within this industry that was not entirely obvious to spot. The reason is that when looking at the employment data across the entire insurance industry, women and men fill nearly the same total number of jobs. However,…

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Home insurance premiums can rise due to nearby fracking

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Thousands of homeowners across Yorkshire are concerned as the operations prepare to begin. Many residents in areas surrounding upcoming fracking sites are concerned about rising homeowners insurance premiums. This is the case in a number of regions around Yorkshire where the operations may soon begin. Industry experts have cautioned homeowners in those areas that they should expect to pay more. The Yorkshire Post reported that experts in home insurance premiums believe fracking may affect the amount people pay. That said, precisely how the insurance rates will be affected has yet…

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London tower block fire wasn’t without warning from the insurance industry

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The Grenfell Tower building was completely destroyed in a massive blaze, killing at least 79 people. The London tower block fire that led to the death of at least 79 people and injured many others did not occur without warning. The insurance industry in the United Kingdom had previously warned the British government that the external surfaces like the one on Grenfell Tower and several other buildings are flammable and dangerous. The insurance industry’s warning was issued a month before the killer blaze that shook the city and shocked the…

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Auto insurance fraud is growing in the UK

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Fraud is beginning to expand throughout the United Kingdom Auto insurance fraud continues to expand in the United Kingdom. According to the Association of British Insurers, fraud is quickly becoming one of the most problematic challenges that the insurance industry is facing. The number of fraudulent insurance applications, in particular, is increase, which is beginning to put more strain on insurance companies and is leading to higher costs as insurers invest more in anti-fraud measures. Auto insurance fraud is likely to place consumers under greater financial pressure, as well, as…

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Widespread auto insurance fraud detected through driver database

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Within the first year that insurers have had access to this database, there has been an 18 percent increase in detection. By the first anniversary of the day that the government in the United Kingdom provided auto insurance companies with access to the details of more than 40 million motorist details through a driver database, the insurers were capable of using the information to detect a far higher number of fraudulent applications. In fact, there was an 18 percent increase in the number of detection of lies on application forms…

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British insurers are tackling insurance fraud more effectively

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Insurance fraud continues to be a problem for the industry, but insurers are fighting back Insurance fraud has been a problem that insurers have been dealing with for nearly as long as the industry has existed. Over the past few years, fraud has become a much more significant problem, however, as fraud methods are becoming more sophisticated and insurers are becoming more exposed to extreme financial losses. Insurers are doing what they can to combat fraud, however, and are becoming more adept at weeding it out and identifying those responsible.…

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Insurance fraud exposure generate a daily savings of $5.58 million

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A new ABI study has shown that the efforts to stop fraudsters are saving consumers in the U.K. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has now released its data about the impact of exposing insurance fraud in the United Kingdom, and the results are showing that it is saving consumers a massive amount of money. The report showed that a daily $5.588 million (£3.6 million) is saved because of exposing insurance cheats. According to the report, the daily amount is saved by consumers in the U.K. “saved by exposing insurance…

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Cyber insurance is becoming more common

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ABI predicts that the cyber insurance market will become more common in the coming decade Cyber insurance coverage may become the new normal in 10 years’ time. The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has claimed that cyber insurance products will become significantly more common in the United Kingdom and elsewhere by 2025. In early March, a report from Marsh and the UK government showed that only 2% of large businesses in the UK have cyber coverage. This may be a costly problem for these businesses as they face significant risks…

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Flood insurance program attracts criticism in the UK

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Flood Re may be three times more expensive than the benefits it offers Flood insurance is becoming a costly issue for homeowners in the United Kingdom. Flood Re, an insurance initiatives designed by the UK government and the Association of British Insurers, may be a costly burden on homeowners that want to protect their properties. According to the Committee of Climate Change, Flood Re will cost three times more than the benefits that it will provide to consumers. This could mean that many homeowners will be uninterested in purchasing flood…

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Auto insurance fraud is causing trouble in the UK

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New report shows the prevalence of insurance fraud throughout the United Kingdom The Association of British Insurers has released a report concerning auto insurance fraud in the United Kingdom. According to the organization, some 500 people lie on their insurance applications forms every day. The report shows that in 2013, 3,500 fraudulent applications were filed with insurance companies every week. These applications contained information that was inaccurate, if not outright incorrect. Applicants often left out important information that would determine the cost of their insurance coverage. Fraudulent insurance applications are…

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