Cyber insurance policies carried by a falling number of companies

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PricewaterhouseCoopers has recorded a sharp drop in the number of firms with coverage in the last year. According to a recent PricewaterhouseCoopers survey, the number of companies in Great Britain with cyber insurance policies has plummeted. Firms have rapidly dropped the expensive coverage even as they boost their security budgets by as much as twice over. This has occurred at the same time that an array of high profile businesses experienced cyber attacks and data breaches. PwC explained that firms hesitate to invest in cyber insurance because the coverage appears…

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Auto insurance fraud suffers a blow in the United Kingdom

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UK Ministry of Justice puts an end to compensation for minor whiplash injuries The United Kingdom government is working to combat auto insurance fraud and the Ministry of Justice is putting an end to compensation for minor whiplash injuries caused by car accidents. Instead of receiving compensation from their auto insurance providers, their rehabilitation will be paid for, which the government expected will save consumers an estimated $1 billion a year in insurance costs. Moreover, cutting down of fraudulent claims may lead to a decrease in auto insurance premiums. Changes…

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Auto insurance premiums to rise in the UK

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Esure announces that it intends to raise insurance premiums Esure, a prominent auto insurance provider in the United Kingdom, has warned its customers that it intends to raise premiums for the policies it provides. The company is citing the growing number of personal injury claims as the reason behind the rate increase. Esure has generated more than $3 million in auto insurance underwriting profits from January to June this year. This is a 80% decrease in the profits the company say over the same period last year. Insurer highlights the…

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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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UK auto and homeowners insurance rates to rise due to increased tax

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20 million consumers to be affected by increase insurance rates As many as 20 million drivers and homeowners in the United Kingdom are expected to see their insurance premiums rise by as much as 10% due to a new tax levied on insurance providers. The tax is part of an overall budget plan introduced by George Osborne. The budget plan introduces a 50% increase on the country’s insurance premium tax, which is applied to all auto insurance policies, as well as property and pet insurance coverage. Budget plan raises the…

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Bicycle insurance grows more popular with popularity of cycling

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Throughout the United Kingdom, a rising number of people are biking to their destinations. In the U.K., cycling has become notably more popular for people who want to travel a short distance without using their cars, and this has led to a growth in the number of customers who are purchasing bicycle insurance policies. According to the customer data that has been released by Aviva, those numbers have risen considerably. In fact, according to the bicycle insurance figures that were produced by Aviva, there has been a growth of 75…

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Life insurance requirements are greatly underestimated by consumers

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According to recent research, the average policyholder should have $46,000 more coverage than they have. The majority of people who should be covered by a life insurance policy don’t even have one, but among those who do, the results of a recent study have suggested that they have typically underestimated the amount that they actually need. This means that if the worst should actually occur, the insurance payout may not be enough to cover beneficiary needs. SunLife recently conducted a study that has shown that the average payout from a…

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